Grand Prix Season Singapore 2023: Buckle Up For 10 Whole Action-Packed Days

Strap on your glamorous party outfits because the Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) is back for its 14th edition from 8 to 17 September. With precinct parties and a suite of race-themed lifestyle experiences across Singapore, perfect for all the party people out there! 

Revolving around the theme of “Circuit of Festivity”, this year’s precinct parties are across not one but four interconnected locations. With a bunch of events and activities lined up, there’s only so much time to explore it all! So here’s the full list of what to expect this GPSS for you to take note of:

1. Clarke Quay Precinct Party

Singapore’s most well-known entertainment district, Clarke Quay, offers a stunning view of the famous riverside quay and a wide array of dining and lifestyle options for everyone. Here’s what to check out.

CQ Street Market

Grand Prix Season Singapore 2023: CQ Street Market

Are you in dire need of some retail therapy? Head down to the bustling alley filled with pop-up stores for you to destress. And since the street market is held at Clarke Quay, well-known for its club life, it’s a no-brainer that the clothing sold there will solve your problem on what to wear for your next party night out. 

Location: Main Entrance, CQ@Clarke Quay
Date: 8 to 16 September
Time: 5pm to 11pm

2. Kampong Gelam Precinct Party

The GPSS is shaking things up at Kampong Gelam, one of Singapore’s most historical with a dash of modernity districts. Also known as a hotspot for trendy boutiques, places to shop for traditional crafts and a diverse mix of cafes and restaurants, the GPSS is further adding a touch of vibrancy to the district. 

Singapore Stories: Miniatures of the Past

Grand Prix Season Singapore 2023: Singapore Stories Miniatures of the Past

Blast to the past over at the Miniatures of the Past exhibition by Singaporean artist Wilfred Cheah. You read that right, miniatures. As in tiny artworks. Adorable, I know. This exhibition will make you feel like Alice from Alice in Wonderland. 

And while you’re at it, experience feelings of nostalgia as the artist elevates arts and crafts with his miniature recreations of Singapore scenes and places from the past.

Location: 45 Sultan Gate
Date: 8 to 17 September
Time: 2pm to 10pm

Culturally Singapore

Expand your Singaporean knowledge and treat your eyes by checking out various cultural performances. Prepare to be blown away by the performances brought to you by some talented dancers suitable for all age groups so that everyone can enjoy! 

Location: 45 Sultan Gate
Date: 8 to 16 September
Time: 8pm

GPSS Food Park

Grand Prix Season Singapore 2023: GPSS Food Park

Treat your tastebuds to some mouthwatering food over at the GPSS Food Park. However, this is not your usual food bazaar where food stalls are lined up. Instead, you get food trucks! How cool is that? Explore and indulge in various snacks, beverages, desserts and mains ranging from local to international. 

Location: 45 Sultan Gate
Date: 8 to 17 September

  • Weekdays: 3 pm to 10pm
  • Weekends: 2pm to 10pm

3. Orchard Road Precinct Party

Orchard Road, Singapore’s ultimate shopping district, will be especially vibrant during the GPSS 2023. Explore this bustling district and join in the exciting activities and events, such as live music performances, art and a lifestyle bazaar, along the way. 

Revolutions: The GPSS Immersive Experience

Be blown away by an immersive dome experience in collaboration with Singaporean artist Brandon Tay. In tribute to Singapore’s people, achievements and aspirations, the experience features a five-minute high-tech sound and light immersive adventure telling the story of the Grand Prix Season Singapore. 

Location: ION Orchard, L1 ION2 , 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Date: 8 to 17 September
Time: 7pm to 10pm

Orchard Pit Shops: GPSS Lifestyle Bazaar

Grand Prix Season Singapore 2023: rd Pit Shops: GPSS Lifestyle Bazaar

Look forward to the iconic bustling walkway of Orchard Road becoming even livelier with the Grand Prix Season Singapore lifestyle bazaar, which will feature 24 stalls! From delicious food and beverages to local artisanal products, music, and art installations, this exciting festival is something you should check out! 

Location: Orchard Pedestrian Walkway
Date: 8 to 17 September

  • Weekdays: 2pm to 10pm
  • Weekends: 12pm to 10pm

Motor Showcase: Alpine X Amos Ananda Sports Car Display

Admire with awe at the visual display of an actual Alpine A110 sports car. In light of the Grand Prix Season, the car is beautifully designed by Singaporean menswear and high streetwear label Amos Ananda, revolving around the theme of race. 

Location: Wisma Atria Foyer, L2 Outdoor Space 435 Orchard Rd, S 238877
Date: 8 to 17 September
Time: All day

There’s always something new to learn every day. And what better way to learn more about our beloved home country than through famous local celebrities? Mediacorp is ready to entertain shoppers with lively music, performances, games and even meet-and-greet sessions at their satellite broadcast station.

Location: Orchard Pedestrian Walkway
Date: 8 to 17 September

  • Weekdays: 2pm to 10pm
  • Weekends: 12pm to 10pm

Racing In Style

In the spirit of the Grand Prix Season, shop until you drop for the limited edition merchandise and accessories, such as clothing, lanyards and more, exclusively curated and creatively designed for the race season. These are the perfect mementoes to remember this memorable season. 

Location: Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238905
Date: 11 August to 26 September
Time: 10.30am to 9.30pm

4. Sentosa Precinct Party

Grand Prix Season Singapore 2023: Sentosa

Wander around Sentosa, a popular island getaway, and enjoy the activities along the way, including roving acts and a bazaar and indulge in a variety of cuisines at the island’s many restaurants during this Grand Prix Season Singapore.

Siloso Beachwalk Bazaar

Shop alongside the beautiful coastal view over at the Siloso Beachwalk Bazaar. Be spoilt for choice as multiple pop-ups fill the entire stretch. To further make your shopping experience a unique one, roving acts and other entertaining pit stops will greet you along the way! 

Location: Siloso Beachwalk
Date: 8 to 17 September

  • Weekdays: 4pm to 10pm
  • Weekends: 4pm to 12am

GPSS Beach Feastable

Everyone knows Singapore is well known for its Chilli Crab, also known as the king of all crab dishes (because it’s just that good). Gather around your friends and family to feast on the ultimate Chilli Crab and other mouthwatering crab dishes and local delights. And what better way to enjoy seafood than if not by the sea? Enjoy good food with stunning views with your loved ones. 

Location: Siloso Beach
Date: 8 to 17 September

  • Weekdays: 4pm to 10pm
  • Weekends: 4pm to 12am

5. Others

Grand Prix Season Singapore 2023: Amber Lounge-1

For an event as big as the Grand Prix Season, just four precinct parties simply aren’t enough! Enjoy more entertainment located outside of the four listed precinct parties; everyone’s spoiled for choice. 

A Project Of Art In The Night Race. The New Life Of The Floodlights

An art exhibition made of upcycled items? What a slay. But these aren’t your regular recycled items. The items are actually upcycled discarded old floodlights previously used in Singapore’s FORMULA 1 races! Don’t worry. More environmentally friendly LED devices are used now instead. 

This upcycled art exhibition spotlights environmental sustainability featuring ten local and Singapore-based rising artists. The exhibition aims to raise awareness about the impact of our environment through meaningful art amidst this exhilarating season. 

Location: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Date: 13 to 19 September
Time: 10am to 8pm

Grand Prix Party Shuttles

Because public transport is overrated, travel around the city in style with refurbished vintage Vespa sidecars! Admire the vibrant towns of Kampong Gelam, Chinatown and the Civic District while you enjoy a ride. You may not be able to race in a FORMULA 1 car, but you can explore Singapore in super cool scooters. 

Location: Kampong Gelam, Civic District & Chinatown
Date: 13 to 19 September
Time: 6pm to 11pm

Amber Lounge

Grand Prix Season Singapore 2023: Amber Lounge-2

Turn up the music because Amber Lounge is celebrating its 15th anniversary! And because it’s also a celebration of the Grand Prix Season, it’s double the celebration! Therefore, Amber Lounge is stepping things up by including a new custom-built marquee setup featuring state-of-the-art lighting technology to enhance your party experience. 

And, of course, the entertainment line-up is nothing short of spectacular for this big celebration. The line-up will feature Grammy Award-winning international hip-hop sensation Lil Jon alongside exhilarating performances by The Stickmen Project, Fatman Scoop and more! 

Location: Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596 
Date: 16 to 17 September
Time: 10pm to late

Full Throttle

Because partying in clubs is overrated, take your partying experience to the next level by moving to the sick beats in a Chinese Heritage mansion! That’s right, a party in a historical mansion! Featuring Grand Prix-inspired beverages and cocktails, eye-catching photo opportunities for you to share on Instagram, thrilling performances, and an exciting line-up of renowned local and international DJs, this party will be one to remember! 

Location: The Riverhouse @ Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Rd, #01- 02, Singapore 179020 
Date: 16 to 17 September
Time: 6pm to late

Countdown To Race Weekend

If you’re looking forward to the highly anticipated race weekend just like me, join the countdown to the exciting weekend with 1-Group! Where a line-up of exhilarating experiences across 1-Group’s iconic bars awaits you.

1-Arden is an all-in-one dining destination with great food and bar options for that pre-race party. Did you know the bar is located on the 51st floor, which is approximately 280 metres high? (not recommended for those with acrophobia)

1-Altitude Coast, on the other hand, is located at the top of The Outpost Hotel in Sentosa and offers you handcrafted cocktails as you take in the breathtaking views of the Singapore Strait. Yummy drinks and stunning views? You’re not gonna want to miss it! 

Location: 1-Altitude Coast, 1-Arden, Atico Lounge, Wildseed Bar, Zorba
Date: 1 to 17 September
Time: Evening to Night

The Grand Prix Season is the perfect excuse and reason for you to relax and have the time of your lives after a dreadful couple of months. The ultimate season for partying and simply enjoying, you’re set to forget about all your worries and stress! 

For more information on what’s on in Singapore during this Grand Prix Season, head over to the Visit Singapore website

Visuals courtesy of Grand Prix Season Singapore. 

Sharleen Nadya Shahriman

A socially awkward introvert who's obsessed with fictional characters.

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