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Grand Prix Season Singapore returns with more in 2013

Annual week-long event encompasses a range of innovative offerings from diverse sectors

Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) will once again kickstart Singapore race fever by playing host to yet another exciting selection of exciting events. Comprising both familiar lifestyle and entertainment standard bearers and new activities for all to enjoy, GPSS 2013 will be held from 13 September to 23 September in several key precincts around the island.

The FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX is still the only night race in the global FORMULA 1 circuit. As such, many party-goers can once again expect the return of nightlife highlights like Amber Lounge and Podium Lounge. However, as in past years, there is again something for everyone happening at all times of the day - from multi-brand pop-up Hidden Finds by Public Garden to stunning dining offers to an inaugural pop-up exhibition from Pinacotheque de Paris and of course, the 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX itself. Together, they offer a stunning line-up of high impact, innovative offerings.

Entertainment takes centre stage with stellar in-circuit headliners like The Killers, Tom Jones, BigBang and global superstars Rihanna and Justin Bieber. Ticketholders can also look forward to several fringe acts, including world music acts like the UK’s Dhol Foundation and New Zealand’s Waiora and local bands The Sam Willows, The Great Spy Experiment and more.

Outside the circuit, the party vibe extends into the Civic District, the Central District and the Arts & Heritage District, where a wide range of industry stakeholders is pulling out all stops to give both visitors and locals experiences with a difference.

“We have found that travellers to Singapore are becoming increasingly discerning and are looking for new and unique experiences to complement their travels. So we are very pleased indeed at the level of participation from our industry players this year. We have seen lots of enthusiasm and great ideas coming forward from all sectors, from dining and retail to visual art and entertainment. Compared to last year, the number of participating establishments has grown significantly to over 50 with many partners coming on board with new or enhanced offerings,” said Ms Lynette Pang, Executive Director, Arts& Entertainment, F1 & Sports, Singapore Tourism Board.

“GPSS is meant to encourage innovation – it’s thus truly a delight to see both big and small players using this opportunity to experiment with their new concepts. All of us are looking forward to seeing some very exciting new content and interesting collaborations coming forth at this year’s GPSS.”

The Singapore Tourism Board spearheads the Grand Prix Season Singapore initiative and works with strategic partners such as Changi Airport Group and MasterCard to amplify its marketing efforts. There will also be a GPSS 2013 Guide and associated marketing collaterals produced to help locals and visitors alike navigate the plethora of experiences on offer.

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