The Singapore Grand Prix (*from the cheap seats)
I can’t say I am much of a motor sport enthusiast and I was unsure if I would enjoy a Grand Prix (Is it Grand Prix or Formula 1?).
But the Singapore Grand Prix is no ordinary race, it is the Worlds only Grand Prix night race (which made my decision on whether or not to buy tickets a difficult one).
After a few months of umming and ahhing over potential ticket purchase, the decision was made for me when the tickets sold out.
Now, my mission was to find somewhere to watch the race for free. I thought that maybe some of the footpaths on the side of the motorway viaducts would be prime viewing positions for the race below. However, on our way out for some fish and chips, I was quickly disappointed to discover that these footpaths were blocked (along with my hopes of finding a free view of the race). Let me digress for just one moment. Did you know that Singaporeans are big fans of the humble fish and chip ( I thought the place would be packed with foreigners) And did you also know that Singaporeans eat their fish and chips with a fork and knife (not their hands like us uncivilised NZers) I would have thought if they were to use a utencil it would have been the chopstick (but I guess it is hard to chop fish with a stick). I don’t really know where I was going with this digression.
Anyway, on our a weird way home (because of road closures) we discovered a potential gold mine for Grand Prix viewing pleasure. One of Singapore’s many (many) malls was overlooking the track. We found a balcony that was literally 2 meters from the track… you could not get closer.
*And when I say cheap I mean free AND when I say seats I mean standing room only.
I was quite chuffed with our discovery, admittedly it was not the best view but it gave us a chance to soak up some of the atmosphere and now we can make an informed decision on whether to splash out on tickets next year.
The one thing we missed out on by not getting an actual Grand Prix ticket was the chance to see the many musical guests performing within the ticket holders only area.
So unfortunately I couldn’t get “boombastic” with shaggy nor get “numb” with linkin park. Also sorry to say I had to “give you up” Rick Astley.
I got to meet my smaller German cousin bluefoamfinger.