Yes, it’s F1 time again this month, which means another massive influx of revving engines, burning rubber, big stage entertainment and, of course, plenty of international visitors to our fair city-state. As always, we’ve got the lowdown on everything you need to know about what’s going on during the event, from concerts on the main stage to the biggest parties happening around town – plus, to get you amped up about the race itself, we’ve looked back at the history of the course and come up with some of the most exciting Grand Prix moments from the past few years, and what to expect this year.
And just in time to welcome the increased number of guests to our city, we’ve come out with a rebooted version of our annual visitor’s guide (which we’ve named the Time Out Insider’s Guide to Singapore), which offers comprehensive listings for over 500 top venues and trends that have been all the rage this past year. Our cover story this month is a sampling of what’s in the guide: we’ve compiled a shortlist of the most essential things to do in the city, ranging from the top eating and drinking experiences to must-see attractions and best buys in town. It’s an unbeatable Singapore 101 for any visitor (and local) – turn to page 14 to see how many of them you’ve done yourself.