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Not A Fan Of The Singapore F1 Grand Prix? Here's What You Can Do Instead

It’s the Singapore F1 Grand Prix this weekend and you know what that means — a truckload of see-and-be-seen parties, big name musicians and of course, expect gridlocks all over town.

If you’re the type who aren’t into the fuss of F1, here’s our recommendations for things you could do that’s safely out of the way of the madness downtown:


LIVE: Primordial Stance
One of the first events taking place at the buzzy multi-use arts space Telok Ayer Arts Club, Primordial Stance sees a motley group of artists, academics and creatives coming together for a DIY-style experience that will “attempt to dissect, and unravel ideas around writing and making music, formats and genres”. Sounds intriguing, no? More details here. September 11, 9pm – 10.30pm Telok Ayer Arts Club, 2 McCallum Street   F**k tinder
Let’s face it, some people got to the F1 parties to see and be seen. Instead of waiting for a chance encounter, why not just admit the truth and head to a party that’s for you? F**k tinder brands itself as supposedly the only comedy night that caters exclusively for singles and we can see why it might be more successful than others of the same ilk — the comedy sure makes it easier for conversation to flow, no? More details here. September 12, 8pm – 10pm The Merry Lion, 8b Circular Road     Dua Lipa
Okay fine, we fudged — Dua Lipa is part of the F1 entertainment line-up but how can we say no to the One Kiss songstress? Before you head down for her gig, refresh your memory with our profile of Dua Lipa when we shot the singer for our July cover last year. More details here. September 16, 7pm – 10pm Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay Formula 1 Street Circuit Singapore by Nguan
You’ll probably have come across Nguan’s works on Instagram at one point or another – the local photog’s signature pastel-tinged images are, like it or not, ideal for the social media age with their pretty hues. But if you’re looking to go past just the surface, you can’t miss out on this exhibition that examines his fascination with this city – it’s also part of the ongoing Singapore International Photography Festival. If you’re a fan of the artist, he’s staging a talk this month at the National Design Centre. More details here. Now till October 28, various times Gillman Barracks, Blk 9 #02-21 SAD: Going Going Gone?
Taking place at the new underground “bar” at the side of The Substation, SAD is the independent arts center’s new program that combines multiple activities from talks, auctions to live performances. We’ve been to the space briefly and let’s just say it might be the new underground (literally and figuratively) hang-out spot for cool creative types, so don’t miss out. More details here. September 15, 6pm – 11pm The Substation, 45 Armenian Street