You are either in love with it; and have got tickets to brave the madness - or you will be avoiding the area like the plague, settling instead for the "in front of the TV option".
For some, it is not the cars that are the big draw. We also have some huge musical acts coming to town. The Killers will open on the 21st September on the main Padang Stage, Rihanna is set to perform on the 22nd September with Justin Beiber and Owl City closing things down on Monday, 23rd September. Even Tom Jones and Bob Geldolf (slight groan) will be performing along with a host of other musical acts from all over the World. Beiber?! Do we really have to have Beiber!!
Although I will be one of the "in front of the TV" group this weekend. I decided to go and take a look at the track before the big event to show you some of the roads these cars will be zooming down. My quirky take on part of the track at least.
I started off at Raffles Place (City Hall MRT) which is where I saw this F1 show car, and; the always necessary F1 Merchandise store - (can never have too much F1 merchandise right?!) which has been temporarily erected just outside the Mall.
Please click here to see an amazing photo (from 2008) courtesy of AP Photo/Oliver Multhaup on the Boston.com website. It shows the section of track that I walked.
Singapore has put a lot of time and I am sure money into this amazing night race. Months of work and effort to bring it to fruition will be torn down after the race, amazingly quickly, and Singapore will be back to so called normal - only to do it all again next year. The taxi drivers will be thrilled!