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    Singapore F1 Advice Needed!

    Basically I've been given the opportunity to fly to Singapore for one night to see the F1 - arriving at 17:30, and the race starts at 20:30. I'd then be on a return flight that arrives back into the UK at 05:30 on the Tuesday.

    a) Is it worth all that travelling?
    b) Would I have a cat in hell's chance of getting through immigration, to a city centre hotel inside the circuit, then getting back out to a seat in the Bay grandstand within a 3-hour window during the build-up to the grand prix?

    It all seems quite tight to me, but I don't know the city etc so it could be a breeze!

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    Obvious question = What time do you leave Singapore?

    Sounds very tight, but if it were free I'd go anyway. Just got to hope there are no delays on the way out otherwise you could miss it altogether.

    Google maps seems to suggest it is 20km and 20 minutes from the airport to the F1 circuit.

    I assume you'd get most of Monday free in Singapore too?

    Sounds a good adventure and one you may regret missing.



    Edited by: "greg_68" 26th Jul 2012

    The race lasts a while, so you'd see at least some of it.

    Regret the things you do, not the things you don't do.

    You stay at home and I will go in your place and let you know if you could have made it in time.

    sancho1983

    The race lasts a while, so you'd see at least some of it.Regret the … The race lasts a while, so you'd see at least some of it.Regret the things you do, not the things you don't do.



    Yeah, it's when you get to my age you start to regret missed opportunities.

    Ain't that right sancho?

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    thesaint

    Obvious question = What time do you leave Singapore?



    It looks like it'll be around 23:00 on the Monday, looking at the flight arrival times...

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    greg_68

    Sounds very tight, but if it were free I'd go anyway. Just got to hope … Sounds very tight, but if it were free I'd go anyway. Just got to hope there are no delays on the way out otherwise you could miss it altogether.Google maps seems to suggest it is 20km and 20 minutes from the airport to the F1 circuit.I assume you'd get most of Monday free in Singapore too?Sounds a good adventure and one you may regret missing.



    I think the doubt is coming from 4 visits to Silverstone, and the associated queuing/delays/general chaos that goes with that - perhaps that close to the race any blockages will have calmed down!

    deek72

    Yeah, it's when you get to my age you start to regret missed … Yeah, it's when you get to my age you start to regret missed opportunities.Ain't that right sancho?



    Cheeky

    Not quite there yet granddad!

    You could post on their facebook page, probably be a wealth of info on there.

    facebook.com/Sin…eGP

    go for it, you only live once!
    Edited by: "doritos" 26th Jul 2012

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    I had a 3 hour connecting flight in Singapore once...... I ended up staying for a week! oO

    Sounds like a great opportunity.

    Takes about 30 odd mins into SIngapore normally via the subway system,all very tight though as any flight delay would make the trip pointless,immigration is swift though and very efficient.

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    Would be mad to fly all that time just to catch a glimpse of it.

    I saw them setting up the course but left a few days before the first one there.

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    master_chief

    Would be mad to fly all that time just to catch a glimpse of it.I saw … Would be mad to fly all that time just to catch a glimpse of it.I saw them setting up the course but left a few days before the first one there.



    Hmm that's the issue - as I said before I've been to the British GP four times now, and if anything the race itself, once you've had the first two or three manic blow-your-eardrums laps, becomes almost secondary to the rest of the day - milling about the various stalls, soaking up the atmosphere and watching the support races/stunts etc. With this, I'm literally going to get there (if at all) just before the lights go green and miss all the peripheral stuff.

    On the flip-side...it is a virtually free trip to somewhere I've never been before, albeit close to 40-hours travelling for the privilege...

    If its not business class or you dont have a stopover I wouldnt do it personally, you'll feel crap after such a long flight and the best part of being in singapore for the GP is the afterparty's

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    madness! Far too far to go on the off chance you mind get their in time to be at the back watching one corner of a lap and then travel back

    I wont even go their with the environmental damage of travelling that far for something you can see for free over here with a view on all the race.

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    csiman

    I wont even go their with the environmental damage of travelling that far … I wont even go their with the environmental damage of travelling that far for something you can see for free over here with a view on all the race.



    Lol, I think the plane will fly with or without me

    sancho1983

    The race lasts a while, so you'd see at least some of it.Regret the … The race lasts a while, so you'd see at least some of it.Regret the things you do, not the things you don't do.



    I always thought it was regret the things you don't do, not the things you do?

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    IndianaBlues

    Lol, I think the plane will fly with or without me


    without you, it will contain someone who is probably making the flight for a good reason

    Race start is 8pm local time.

    Good luck with your timing goals of 2012

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    csiman

    without you, it will contain someone who is probably making the flight … without you, it will contain someone who is probably making the flight for a good reason



    The offer as it stands is that I can board the flight regardless of how full it is, if there's an empty seat then great, if not I'd be in a spare staff jumpseat or bunk...

    Hmm thanks numpty for the time update...I never considered to double check the times my sister had given me...so same question still stands, but now probably a two-hour window once through customs etc (I imagine hand-luggage is the way forward!!!).

    Hand luggage would be best way. Also don't base expectations on Silverstone as it's a different kettle of fish, apart from country one is a city centre race with all associated transport links, the other in the middle of Northamptonshire with the majority in cars.

    Getting in won't be an issue, getting out always is. Experience, Nurburgring (easy in, easy out), Melbourne (easy in, hard out waiting for trams), Silverstone (easy in, complete nightmare getting out!).

    gmdlogan

    I always thought it was regret the things you don't do, not the things … I always thought it was regret the things you don't do, not the things you do?



    If you do something and it doesn't work out/you don't like it then at least you tried it. If you sat at home instead then you may always wonder if you would have enjoyed it.

    Ergo, It's better to regret the things you do rather than the things you don't do.

    No regrets dude. Never regret things you do, regret the things you never did.

    Its Mark Twain's saying mate.

    Its like if you got to 80yr old and start with the 'what if's'. You will regret the things you never did.

    sancho1983

    If you do something and it doesn't work out/you don't like it then at … If you do something and it doesn't work out/you don't like it then at least you tried it. If you sat at home instead then you may always wonder if you would have enjoyed it.Ergo, It's better to regret the things you do rather than the things you don't do.


    Plus you are just contradicting yourself there.

    gmdlogan

    No regrets dude. Never regret things you do, regret the things you never … No regrets dude. Never regret things you do, regret the things you never did. Its Mark Twain's saying mate. Its like if you got to 80yr old and start with the 'what if's'. You will regret the things you never did.



    Ok I'm confusing myself now, but you understand the sentiment.

    gmdlogan

    Plus you are just contradicting yourself there.



    I don't think I am.

    Say I had the opportunity to go skydiving, but wasn't sure.

    If I did it and didn't like it I would "regret the thing I had done"

    If I didn't do it I might in later life "regret the thing I hadn't done"

    So in my mind It's better to do it, and possibly regret it, rather than not do it and regret it.

    Much like It's better to have loved and lost rather than never loved at all.

    Screw Twain, my way is better

    You've got time differences to consider and you've got long haul flights - for me... even if I didn't get to see the race - I'd still go for it.

    Go search online and find yourself a nice Singapore girl/escort to meet you just make sure she is a girl (pm me if you need help with good sites/links)

    Singapore girls are very accommodating (yes in many ways) - most will gladly and happily meet you just becoz you're a foreigner even if you don't want the added extra's

    My suggestion if you go.. is try to sleep all the way there and all the way back (or as much as possible) then the jet lag will be minimised.

    Hope you go..just for the experience.

    Wonder if the OP went for tomorrow's race in the end?
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