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ESPN-Star Sports F1 Commentator Steve Slater visits Manila

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Text: / Photos: Brent Co | posted August 25, 2010 09:32

2010 Grand Prix Singapore Season glitters brighter than ever

With the Formula One Singtel Singapore Grand Prix just around the corner, Singapore GP Marketing Manager Eiktha Khemlani and ESPN-Star Sports F1 Commentator Steve Slater flew in to Manila last week to promote the world's first and only night F1 grand prix event. Their visit also recognized the Philippines as one of the biggest International Formula One markets; third biggest to be exact.

Singapore promises to get loud this September as the world's biggest names in entertainment headed by celebrity performers Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Daughtry and Adam Lambert performing right in the heart of the Marina Bay circuit. From September 17-26, spectators can look forward to high-energy concerts and crowd-drawing parties when the Formula One Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, the world's first and only F1 night race, returns to the Lion City for the third time.

"The headliners are just the start of the story," says Michael Roche, Executive Director of the Singapore Grand Prix. "We have over 300 performers as part of a diverse mix, ranging from international DJs to aerial theatrical performances and from opera to even a Brazilian martial arts troupe. There truly is something for everyone on the 10 stages and in every part of the Circuit Park."

Also storming through Singapore's Circuit Park are R&B artist Raphael Saadiq, singer and rapper Sean Kingston, and world-renowned remix maestro DJ Tiga, along with other talented performers. With the circuit park turning into an urban street party, 2010 GPSS promises an all-around entertainment experience that provides action both on and off the race track.

Guests can merge the thrills of watching the F1 races with a wide variety of exciting activities. Aside from the high-energy entertainment, visitors can look forward to special dining, shopping and arts & cultural experiences around the city. From exciting race-themed parties, unique arts and culture events, and a food extravaganza - there's no better time to be this side of Asia for glitz and glamor this September.

"This year's F1 experience fully integrates the F1 car racing experience with a strong entertainment line-up at the street circuit-all accessible with an F1 ticket. This, together with the many lifestyle offerings presented by the Grand Prix Season Singapore will ensure race and music fans get incredible value and an unforgettable experience," says Lynelle Seow, Area Director for Philippines & Brunei, Singapore Tourism Board.

Hundreds of thousands of F1 enthusiasts from all over the world are expected to visit Singapore during the action-packed season so it is advisable to book tickets early. You can purchase a single-day ticket or a three-day pass. Visit www.singaporegp.sg to find more details about the GPSS tickets, the full entertainment schedule and complete artist line-up.

To book exclusive airfares and 2010 Formula One Singtel Singapore Grand Prix all-in-one packages, log-on to www.singaporeair.com, or call Red Rock Travel at (632) 738-6614.

To directly purchase race tickets, visit www.singaporegp.com, www.ticketworld.com.ph, or call Racegear at (632) 359-4247.