Monday, 6 December 2010

Picture of the Day: Best Seat in the House

The hairpin turn from the Lighthouse Restaurant
Singapore has the Formula One race every September -- in the dark.

The likes of Lewis Hamilton (came in second, beaten by Sebastian Vettel), Felipe Massa, and Michael Schumacher compete in this 61-lap race around the streets of downtown Singapore. Even Mariah Carey came to perform during the Grand Prix weekend last year.

For those who want a glimpse of the action but can't shell out for tickets usually round up a group of friends and head to the Singapore Flyer, a giant Ferris wheel-like attraction. Each capsule holds 28 people and so the more friends you have, the more cheap and cheerful the event can be on your wallet.

During the races, these capsules can go for over S$3,000 ($2,295) compared to the usual price of S$29.50 per adult. They are apparently booked well in advance at the moment when the races begin to ensure a good bird's-eye view of the race from above.

But those who can afford to shell out for suites at the Fullerton Hotel or Fullerton Bay Hotel get a chance to watch the races from the Govenor's Suite at the Fullerton Hotel, or even better, from the rooftop of the Lighthouse Restaurant, as it's located right where the hairpin turn is. Guests can watch the spills and thrills from the perfect vantage point.

These places are also reserved well ahead too.

The things that money can buy...

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