Lion city Singapore is one of the many Asian cities that have vied to play host to the Formula One racing... but with a sharp twist!
First, it's not setting up a new race track, but instead the likes of Mclaren, Ferrari, Renault and the rest will be fighting their points on the city's roads!
But doing that would be a copy of the F1 Monaco... something that needs to be 'addressed', at least. (Hey, who likes to be a copycat, anyway?)
And that is not the only thing that is taken into account, but also to ensure that the globe will focus on this 'red dot'.
So what better way (& I must say is a simply brilliant idea!) than to have a Night Race - or as they say, the First Night Race in F1 history! It's like killing 3 birds with 1 stone - showcasing the vibrant city scape, getting the world's full attention by catering to the Western viewing time and to being the first nation/ city to have a Night Grand Prix!
And I got a feel of the excitement a few days early...
Well, despite having passed the very same roads, but passing by them just the other day gave a totally different feel... especially more so when it is all walled up getting prepared for the big day.
*For those from overseas, ERP are similar to automated toll charges to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
This is a beautiful area of the colonial part of Singapore... with well preserved buildings & architecture.
Again, this is a beautiful view - which has the old court building as the background. This place is already one of the more photographable sites in Singapore by locals & foreigners.
Apart from these areas, the cars will be passing by many other great Singapore iconic structures in its 'playground centre' at Marina Bay - like the durian shaped Esplanade and the world's largest observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer.
All these, will sure give the image that Singapore wants to portray to the world - a fun, hip & happening city buzzing throughout the day... & night!
So, let the race begin!
*Some may complain that overtaking maybe difficult in city circuits like the one in Monaco. I do hope that this is addressed in the Singapore's circuit.