Friday, January 13, 2012

Singapore The Fast Lane

Executive summary by Darmansjah

More than just the world’s only street circuit night race, the Formula 1 Singel Singapore Grand Prix is a great opportunity to experience th dyanmic city-state. The buzz starts way before the first ignition of an F1 car. In what has become known as Grand Prix Season Singapore, the week preceding the race showcases a nubmer of cultural festivals, fashion an festive nightlife events, giving Singaporeans and travellers alike a great excuse to party. Happeing 23 to 25 September, the Formula 1 Singel Singapore Grand Prix is definitely an event not to be missed.

Where To Stay

Intercontinental Singapore; the country’s only Peranakan –inspired lucury hotel, InterContinentalSingapore boasts a Peranakan-style artistry, reflected in the its architecture, decor and tapestry. Of its 403 guestrooms, the Peranakan Shophouse rooms are the most charming. They feature touches of the rich Peranakan heritage including dark teak flooring, intricate carvins and artifacts. At the recently refurbished Cantonese restaurant Man Fu Yuan, one can feast on innovative Cantonese fare, delicate handcrafted dim sum and a selection pf imoqie dishes infused with the exquisite flavour of imported teas (

Carlton Hote Singapore; not only is Carlton Hotel Singapore strategically located near Singapore’s financial center, within proximity to popular dining and retail areas like Chijmes, close to cultural attractions like the Nationa Museum of Singapore, it is most importantly with walking distance to the Fi race circuit. The 915-room hotel has an extensive range of guestrooms. After an action-packed day, chill out at Gravity Bar and enjoy a wide selection of single malt whiskies, wines, international cocktails and delectable finger food as you wind down to the soothingtunes of the live band (

Holiday Inn Singapore Orchad City Centre; located in the heart of downtown Singapore. Holiday Inn Singapore offers great convenience for those who would like to tackle the famous Orchard Road Shopping belt. Yet, with itss 319 guest rooms overlooking the lush greenery of the gardens of singapore’s Presidential Palace, the hotel also offers a peaceful retreat. When the hunger pang strikes, enjoy a hearty neal of tantalising meats, succulent seafood cooked in herbs and spices, and other exquisite and traditional North Indian delicacies at Tandoor, one of the few authentic Norh Indian restaurants in Singapore serving up dishes fit for royalty (

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