Monday 19 September 2016

I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva

It was the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend and it was INSANE. 

On Friday night one of Phil's colleagues had wangled a hotel room on the 35th floor of the Swiss Hotel overlooking the track. We drunk the minibar dry and got very over-excited by everything happening 300ft below us.

View from 35th floor of the Swiss Hotel
View from 35th floor 

View from 35th floor of the Swiss Hotel

Once we had polished off a couple of bottles of the bubbly stuff we walked to the Padang and to see Kylie Minogue perform. I don't think I'll ever understand the appeal with Kylie but Phil went cray over her which was rather entertaining!

On Saturday evening (after a day of hungover Dragon Boat training) we saw Bastille and Queen who were both flipping fantastic. I absolutely love Bastille, but Queen was a whole other level of brilliance. I was floating around in ecstasy for most of the evening. In fact, I'd go as far as to say I was a bit like a tiger defying the laws of gravity...

Ahh. I just loved it. Adam Lambert and Brian May are the BEES KNEES.

Queen Finalé

Sunday was race day and before everything kicked off, Phil and I headed over to The Regent Four Seasons Hotel for a bottomless brunch at their Manhattan Bar with some new pals. I have had bottomless brunches in London loads of times with friends, so thought I knew what to expect, but boy was I wrong.

We had unlimited cocktails, wine and beer for four hours, along with some of the most delicious food I have had in Singapore. There was a whole room full of spices, spirits and mixers to make your own cocktail if desired. There was also a whole room dedicated to Baked Alaska desserts. A seafood station with oysters, lobster, clams, prawns and crab. A steak counter with the juiciest and most tender steak with all the condiments and melted cheese. A delicatessen counter with cheese, bread, smoked salmon, cold meats. A dessert counter with loads of little hand-made french patisserie and cakes, along with a whole shelf of cronuts and cookies. 

I don't really believe in heaven, but if I did... 

Cocktail room
Cocktail Room
Brunch gang
Brunch gang

We left brunch and wondered around the Bay a bit before the race started. I thought I'd had my fill of great music for the weekend, but these geniuses were playing at the Esplanade...

Our seats were on the Bayfront Grandstand - reasonably priced and a really good vantage point as we got to see the cars accelerating on the straight and then breaking to go around the corner. I thought about how bruised and battered I was from the Go Karting I did a couple of weekends ago... then I think about how the likes of Jensen Button must feel after a two hour slog around the track!

Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore Grand Prix

This weekend was one of the best I've had in Singapore. Filled with great food, drink, music, sport and of course, great company. What a weekend.

It is safe to say...

I am a fan

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