Things To Do Over The F1 Weekend 2019 In Singapore That Don’t Involve Heading Down To The Marina Bay Area

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The Singapore Grand Prix is revving up this weekend from 20 to 22 September 2019. For some, it is going to be a weekend of fast cars, thrills and musical concerts with acts like Gwen Stefani, Muse and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. For others looking for things to do over the F1 weekend 2019 in Singapore, the Marina Bay area will be a no-go since there will be road closures and limited access to some areas.

So, what is there to do from 20 to 22 September 2019? We’ve come up with some suggestions of things to do over the F1 Weekend 2019 in Singapore.

Things to Do Over the F1 Weekend 2019 in Singapore

Arts After Dark 2019

Art After Dark 2019 x Gillman Barracks 7th Anniversary Celebrations
Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore

Kick off your your weekend at Gillman Barracks’ Art After Dark X 7th Anniversary Celebrations on Friday, 20 September 2019. Highlights include a performance of the Rubbish Prince, a SAM mini mobile museum and Content Creator’s Night #11 at Playeum. View exhibitions at the galleries and enjoy food and music too. Find out more.

Bandaloop at ION Orchard

Bandaloop at ION Orchard, Things to do over the F1 Singapore WeekendBe entertained by an aerial dance at ION Orchard. BANDALOOP, pioneers of vertical dance, will be performing live in the evenings at ION Orchard Level 1 on the F1 weekend, 20, 21 and 22 September 2019. View their aerial feats at 7 pm, 7.45 pm and 8.30 pm. Find out more here.

An Old New World


With what is probably one of the longest exhibition names around, An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s – 1819 opens on Saturday, 21 September 2019 at National Museum of Singapore. Take a journey back in time to the 200 years BEFORE Raffles’ arrival in Singapore and learn how the worlds of the Europeans and local inhabitants of the “East Indies” collided. Look out for special opening weekend activities such as storytelling and craft sessions too. This exhibition is part of the Singapore Bicentennial commemorations.

Visit the Sentosa Merlion Before it Closes

Sentosa MerlionThe Sentosa Merlion is set to close in October. Its last day of operations is 20 October 2019. Relive your memories of the Sentosa Merlion with admission at half prices for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. This offer is available through advance purchase through the One Faber Group online store.

Frank Food Market

Spend a chillax Saturday morning on the F1 weekend in Singapore at Loewen Gardens where the Frank Food Market will be underway. Shop for skincare products, bags and other lifestyle goods. Look out for food and produce like empanadas and cupcakes too. Find out more here.

Ride an Indoor Neon-lit ATV Trail

Ride an Indoor Neon-lit ATV TrailGo on a indoor electric ATV Adventure trail at KINEX. Spend a minimum of $50 to redeem three free laps or pay $5 for three laps around the course. The indoor ATV trail is open to 13 years and above. Younger kids, 4 to 10 can have a go at an outdoor kart area outside. Minimum spend and other terms and conditions apply. More info here.

Music in the Park

Looking for relaxing things to do over the F1 weekend 2019 in Singapore? Exchange the roar of Formula 1 cars for the sweet strains of the NUS Symphony Orchestra at Singapore Botanic Gardens on 21 September 2019. The Orchestra will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with classical and dance-style music from around the world.

Check Out Paya Lebar Quarter

Check Out Paya Lebar QuarterEmbrace Singapore’s love affair with shopping malls by visiting Paya Lebar Quarter. While not all the shops and restaurants, you can still check out those that are open and maybe grab some Mom’s Touch Korean chicken or charcoal-grilled toast. There is a new indoor playground for kids, SMIGY at PLQ, too.