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{24-hr Party Giveaway} Craziest, Best Parties @ F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2014

18 September, 2014

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This is your friendly neighborhood annual party update for F1… The magnificent, totally biased, Loveyouwrongtime F1 party guide. Because. Weekends are short. We party when and where we want to.

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This year, watch out for ALL-NEW parties and successful returns of classic ones. Get ready for the party with me by spraying on the scent and attitude of Carolina Herrera 212 VIP. For all my evenings out, I’m usually clad in shiny things and the sweet scent of the 212 VIP Rose edition – it’s especially perfect for transitioning from the florescent feeling of office lights to the strobe lights of the night. This cocktail of sweet, stylish and socialite comes together in an exceptional aura of musk, floral notes and vanilla. The men’s 212 VIP fragrance is an explosive concoction of vodka with frozen mint, lime caviar and vibrant spices – paying homage to the most exclusive New York parties.

Don’t just join the party – BE the party. (I have full-sized bottles of to give away along with exclusive party invites!)

Feel free to email me at loveyouwrongtime@gmail.com for any questions, tables, or advice and I’ll do my best to help.

MEGA PARTY GIVEAWAY: COMMENT HERE on my blog/Facebook post/Twitter/Instagram post which PARTY you want exclusive access into.

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Only successful winners/party-goers will receive a msg from me by FRIDAY 12PM and names will be updated in this blogpost.


CRAZIEST, BEST PARTIES FOR THIS COMING SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2014 F1 WEEKEND

AMBER LOUNGE (SAT & SUN)

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Everyone always asks me for tickets to Amber Lounge, and the righteous demand for it probably comes from its long-standing reputation as the original after party of the Grand Prix. Saturday will be cool, but Sunday is the best and most exclusive day to get in. I usually don’t expect most of the VIPs and drivers to party hard on the Saturday if at all, but Sunday post-race is where many of them choose to let their hair down. Partying till 6am after race-day Sunday is apparently the ‘in’ thing to do for Formula 1 – if you didn’t know that and have to work on Monday morning, you’re probably not cool enough.

I’ve checked out Amber Lounge every year for the last few years and it’s always the most international party-crowd around. A few European models and their older man-friends make it here every year, fresh off the boat from St Tropez with their golden tan and shiny bling. Partying at the table next to them is the wealthy Asians, mostly Indonesians, with a large entourage of friends who tend to bottle each other and party harder than ever.

Tables and tickets are priced in an all-you-can-drink manner, but most of the party-people are too busy taking selfies to be drinking their free flow. How much can you really drink? I guess everyone is there to drink in the glamour.

Taboo (from the Black Eyed Peas) threw down the sounds last year and the news at large this year is that Grammy-Award winning act ESTELLE (not me lah, the Black-American singer-rapper superstar who sang the infamous tune of American Boy with Kanye West) will be performing on both Saturday and Sunday.

WHERE & WHEN:
SAT & SUN, 11.00 pm – 6.00 am
Temasek Reflection, 1 Temasek Avenue
(It’s a temporary pop-up tent at the Water Wall behind Millenia Tower)

EVENT LINK HERE.

HOW TO GET IN:
Classic Tables: 8,000 SGD per table of 8 people + additional Classic table passes 1,000 SGD per person. (SOLD OUT SUNDAY)
VIP Tables: 14,100 SGD per table of 8 people + additional VIP table passes 1,760 SGD per person
Jeroboam Tables: 26,600 SGD per table of 8 people + additional Jeroboam table passes 1,760 SGD per person

(Certain tables can be extended up to a total of 10 people, with the purchase of extra table passes.)

Individual tickets that include access to all areas and unlimited drinks from the bars (no reserved seating).
SAT: SGD 900 per person
SUN: SGD 1,200 per person
Buy in advance especially for Sunday, as tickets can sometimes be limited.

BACCHANALIA (SAT DAYTIME)

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I’m not really the kind of person to party at lunchtime but this Vegas-style of extreme bottle-popping revelry is not only acceptable, it’s apparently also a load of fun. Only at Bacchanalia’s signature series can you expect 6-Dom trains at lunchtime, the demure girl next door abruptly dancing on the tabletop, and groups of friends that you may recognize from your previous nights at Fenix Room.

Enter an explosive line up of regional and even internationally acclaimed DJ’s and party like it’s 2am (but it’s really 2pm) to the good sounds of DJ Sengwei (SG), DJ Stephen Day (UK) and producer and DJ, Modium (AUS) and DJ to the stars Mel DeBarge (USA) who will be the headliner for this event, bringing you the same tunes that he has busted out for celebrities in the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliot, Heidi Klum and more. Mel is a resident at Avenue and PH-D at the Dream Downtown (NY), The Borgata (AC), and LIV (Miami), which is kinda cool.

WHERE & WHEN:
SAT 1-7PM
Marina Bay Sands Ballroom

EVENT LINK HERE.

Last year’s F1 debauchery –

Bacchanalia Grand Prix Brunch feat. DJ Jesse Marco from Bacchanalia Brunch on Vimeo.

HOW TO GET IN:
$78 entry ticket per person from link.
$2500 tables are sold out but a few $1500 tables are still available.

***GIVEAWAY: I HAVE 2 PAIRS OF TICKETS FOR YOU TO JOIN THE REVELRY. DETAILS BELOW.***

DASH BERLIN @ ZOUK (FRI)

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#8 on the DJ Mag Top 100 and one of the world’s most renown music-makers, Dutch DJ-producer Dash Berlin is back at Zouk and ready to bring an international-standard of dance music to Singapore. Party like it’s 1999 and show the world another reason to #saveZouk.

WHERE & WHEN:
FRI at Zouk Singapore, and yes it’s still at 17 Jiak Kim Street

EVENT LINK HERE.

HOW TO GET IN:
Limited tickets are at $45 in advance from Zouk website, $50 at the door (tickets include 2 drinks)

DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE @ KYO (FRI)

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If unlike the rest of Singapore’s party-goers, you don’t actually care about the scene or being seen, and enjoy this brand of music, then not only do I think we’ll be good friends, but you’ll probably enjoy Kyo on Friday. Descend to Defected in the House for it will be a talking point among friends for weeks to come!

WHERE & WHEN:
KYO Singapore, 133 Cecil St

HOW TO GET IN:
Table bookings at reservations@clubkyo.com or +65 8299 8735, or try RSVPING AT THIS LINK for FREE entry before 11.30pm, for any of Kyo’s above events. You’re most welcome.

LAUNCH OF EMPIRE – PRIVATE PREVIEW (FRI)

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F1 weekend will probably only kick off because the crem de la crème of Singapore’s party scene makes things happen. Canapés and champers at the sunset-streaked Private Preview of all-new Empire Lounge sounds about the best way to enjoy the annual grandness of the Grand Prix race track. Mikey Moran will be spinning the tunes.

EMPIRE is only the first of four concepts to open in Singapore Land Tower so if you work in the area, you’re in luck. Keep watch as they shake Singapore’s F&B and party scene.

WHERE & WHEN:
FRI, 6pm-1am, until 8pm for canapés.
Singapore Land Tower, Level 45.

HOW TO GET IN:
Invite-only.

JOHNNIE WALKER CIRCUIT LOUNGE – FRI & SAT

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Back in Singapore and going for the gold! JOHNNIE WALKER CIRCUIT LOUNGE is back with new venues, different world class DJs, and the same, bold, gold and sophisticated experiences.

There are TWO exclusive Johnnie Walker parties over F1 weekend this year. I’m such a fan of their Circuit Lounge series, who isn’t right?

WHERE & WHEN:
Date: Friday 19 September 2014
Venue: The Butter Factory
Time: 11pm-5am

Date: Saturday 20 September 2014
Venue: Altimate
Time: 10pm-3am

HOW TO GET IN:
Johnnie Walker always mantains a strict invite list for selected media, partners and VIPs, but general entry is also somewhat possible through these methods.

From mid-August, Singapore’s party-goers can secure their place on the Circuit Lounge guest list by purchasing two bottles of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve at Altimate or The Butter Factory. Consumers must then register the unique code found on the neck tag of the bottle at www.circuitloungesg.com. Every two bottles purchased entitles access to Circuit Lounge for four guests at the same outlet where purchase is made.

Guests who register also stand a chance to win ONE VIP F1 Paddock ClubTM Experience including a pit lane tour, privileged viewing position above the pit garages and exclusive access to the Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge party. One winner will enjoy a VIP Circuit Lounge experience, with seven additional invites for friends, private limousine transfers and complimentary Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve served to their table. A pair of Bay Grandstand passes for the race weekend are also up for grabs.

***1 SIDEKICK NEEDED: Sorry I’m not holding a ticket contest for Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge to give away this year. Do get your tickets by the details explained above, or grab one of my other ticket giveaways.
In other relevant news, the girl I was planning to bring to this party isn’t in town anymore so I still need a date for this party!***

Past JW F1 parties:

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KU DÉ TA Singapore (FRI, SAT, SUN)

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My friends always make this one of their top F1 choices, and it isn’t just because they have possibly the prettiest skyline view in Singapore. The good peeps at Kudeta have a strong international network and tend to have illuminated DJs and several A-listers making this their annual pitstop. I finally got to Kudeta around 5am or 6am last year on race day Sunday, and apparently missed Justin Bieber (who had been next to my friend’s table all night) by 5 minutes. Story of my life.

WHERE & WHEN:
Kudeta, Rooftop of Marina Bay Sands. Something is going on every night, but Sunday post-race will usually see the most superstars.

HOW TO GET IN:
Table bookings are always the best way to enjoy Kudeta but entry per person is possible. Tickets for 6-11pm at $100, 11pm-late at $200. Tickets include 1 glass of champagne.

LOVEYOUSOSINGAPORE – MIDAS TOUCH POOL PARTY @ SOFITEL SO (FRI, SAT, SUN)

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The expat party peeps seem to like this series. Kala Club, together with Osborne Holdings, have put together three days of exclusive madness at the small but beautiful rooftop pool at Sofitel So, where groups of friends will gather to razzle, dazzle and mingle. Expect white, gold and glitter themes, the best styles in poolside chic and slightly tighter social circles, for this event is invite only and required for entry. Fingers crossed you’ll find it in your mailbox.

WHERE & WHEN:
FRI, SAT, SUN, evening onwards
Rooftop pool of Sofitel So, 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876

Check out their INSTAGRAM.

HOW TO GET IN:
This event is invite only, with table bookings available.

***GIVEAWAY: I HAVE 2 PAIRS OF TICKETS IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT OUTFIT AND PARTY SPIRIT. DETAILS BELOW.***

Photos from the first LoveyousoSingapore pool party:

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MATCH – F1 DINNER SPECIAL (FRI)

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You need to eat at some point, right? Why not do it differently with new friends and the coolest party people? A dinner party with a gorgeous guest DJ will kick things off properly. Have a free glass of GH Mumm champagne from 10pm-12midnight, it might help you to make better food and life decisions.

WHERE & WHEN:
Next to Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square

HOW TO GET IN:
$120 nett all night.

EVATION ASIA, ME @ OUE (SAT)

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A new F1 party at the picturesque rooftop location of ME @ OUE sounds like a legit night. It probably won’t be the biggest on this list, but it should still be pumping – what with their details of a fashion show, models, a world champion Latino dance performance, DJs flown in from Paris and BKK, lucky draw prizes like a Koh Samui trip, and more. Expect a vibrant and friendly international/expat crowd for some of the people running this are incredibly sociable and a whole lot of fun.

EVENT LINK HERE.

WHERE & WHEN:
SAT 10pm till sunrise, Me @ OUE

HOW TO GET IN:
Organizers said it’s mostly sold out, but there’s a $6800 and $3000 table left, entry and guestlist.

POOLSIDE PITSTOP PARTY @ PAN PACIFIC (SAT & SUN)

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This event made a debut last year as the biggest and craziest F1 pool party event, and this year will most definitely offer the same fun and extra high demand. Style up in your most fashionable beach chic or poolside wear, come for some sun but also be prepared for lots of wet bodies to party hard into the night.
Oh I hear there’s a race or something… Catch the F1 race LIVE and up-close from the vantage point on level 4 of the Pan Pacific Hotel.

WHERE & WHEN:
SAT NOON – 8PM
SUN 6PM – 3AM
Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore, poolside

HOW TO GET IN:
***GIVEAWAY: I HAVE 3 PAIRS OF TICKETS FOR SAT ONLY TO BE GRABBED. DETAILS BELOW.***

SōKO F1 WEEKEND: BOAT PARTY EDITION – SAT DAYTIME

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Expect a chill, unpretentious, mostly expat crowd ready to make merry in conversations, clinks over drinks, and dynamic sounds. SōKO (the easy-going bunch who work mostly in Finance by day and organize intimate UK inspired music parties in their free time) takes their tunes very seriously so you can expect a heady and melodious mix of RnB, UK Garage, Deep House, House Classics, and Bass & Beats. Benny Campbell (UK) will bust out UK Garage/Bass n Beats, while Alex Helme (UK) will put the moves on with RnB. I really cannot wait for this!

WHERE & WHEN:
SAT 1-6PM, leaving from Marina South Pier
31 Marina Coastal Drive, Singapore 102109

EVENT LINK HERE.

HOW TO GET IN:
General Admission: $50

SōKO BOTTLE TICKETS
1) 2 pax with (Belvedere 70CL OR Vueve Clicquot 75CL) $250 SGD
2) 4 pax with (Belvedere 70CL and Vueve Clicquot 75CL) $500 SGD
3) 8 pax with (Belvedere 1.75L and Vueve Clicquot 1.5L) $1,000 SGD
*Special SōKO CREW TICKET * 5 pax with (Belvedere 1.75L and Vueve Clicquot 75CL) $700 SGD
(All packages come with mixers.)
UPDATE: SOLD OUT, BOAT IS AT FULL CAPACITY.

TANJONG BEACH CLUB SENTOSA (FRI, SAT, SUN)

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Singapore’s favourite sun-kissed playground will definitely be a hotbed of party-goers catching up and taking it slow by day, and a signature “full steam ahead” party on Saturday till late. If you’re visiting, I definitely suggest making this your pre-party activity and booking your sunbed in advance – a day at TBC is really as good as it sounds. Pre-arranging a driver back into the city might be useful too.

WHERE & WHEN:
Tanjong Beach Sentosa (next to Tanjong Beach carpark)

HOW TO GET IN:
Book the daybeds if you want to be comfortable, walk-in is possible.

DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT – Here’s what 2 of Singapore’s most popular girls say.

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Celine Tan, Group Director of The Ate Group, is one of the best ladies to know around Singa-city. We were talking about where to party this F1 and she says,

“I’m personally excited for the Williams Martini event, kicking off Wednesday and with a closing party on the weekend, since it’s at Zouk with possibly the best bartenders in Singapore! The drivers have teamed up with 4 outstanding bartenders from Tippling Club, Jigger & Pony, Manhattan Bar and 28HK Street.
I’ll also be stopping by the Paddock Club, Empire, Kudeta and definitely Johnnie Walker over the course of the weekend.”

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Tracy Phillips, radio presenter on Lush 99.5FM, founder of creative consultancy Present Purpose, and all-round Singapore Insider, tells me she’s keeping it low key but still attending this year’s F1 Amber Lounge, Johnnie Walker party and boogieing to the SGP Grand Prix’s headline act, Pet Shop Boys.

Check out her rather new blog thepresentpurpose.com for musings, creative endeavors and cool updates about SG-town.

Some of my favourite moments from past F1 parties -
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Drinks at Fullerton Bay Hotel, Lantern with the Italians and Nicolas Todt, Ferrari.

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Mandatory selfie with the fun and friendly Paris Hilton.

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Johnnie Walker nights with Charles, Fay and the crew.

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Ferrari events with my sweetheart Kanny Theng.

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SmithAgentSmith and DJ Stas electrifying the dance floors of Filter Members Club (now defunct).

Thanks for reading and sharing my list and keep checking in to LOVEYOUWRONGTIME.COM for the best places to visit around Asia! Also, please don’t forget to go home. Because falling asleep at parties is seriously not good for you.

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