The sixth Singapore Airlines Singapore Formula One Grand Prix, held from September 18 – 20, was a resounding success. With the haze clearing for the weekend, F1 fans were treated to a fiesta of racing, live music, fashion and star-studded parties. For the fourth time, the race was won by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.
The annual Singapore Night Festival continued the SG50 celebrations, with two weekends of music, drama and stunning light shows. Here, crowds gathered to watch projections on the National Museum.
October 31 saw the welcome return of the popular British Polo Day, held at the Singapore Polo Club. Apart from the polo matches between local and visiting teams, the day’s festivities included a Taittinger champagne reception, a buffet lunch from the Shangri-la Singapore, a traditional Royal Salute toast, cocktails from CÉ LA VI and a fashion show from label Chi Chi Von Tang.
Global phenomenon, Cirque du Soleil returned to Singapore with their awe-inspiring show, Totem. Featuring their signature daredevil acrobatics, amazing feats of strength, agility and skill, and quirky comedy acts, the show succeeded in wowing audiences of all ages.
November saw the much anticipated opening of National Gallery Singapore, the largest collection of modern Asian art in the region. Housed in two national monuments, the former Supreme Court and City Hall, National Gallery Singapore also offers visitors an exciting selection of restaurants and bars. The extensive opening celebrations featured free entry for two weeks and a host of special events including light shows, dance and film screenings. The most important opening in Singapore’s art scene for many years, National Gallery Singapore is sure to become a national treasure.
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