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illmonkey

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18,349 posts

201 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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I posted a topic about the F1 here: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Suppose following on from that about hotels etc. Anyone have advice for the F1 weekend? Also anyone tried the grandstands, and recommendations?

As I'm with work, I'll be taken out by them etc, but would be interested if people had other suggestions to do?

XJSJohn

15,996 posts

222 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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OK - there is a 30% government tax surcharge on all hotels for F1 weekend & (i believe) most hotels will only take whole weekend bookings (i.e. 3 nights) so you will have to head a bit further out of central (maybe) ...

If you actually want to have specifically track side grandstand seats, then start / finish, turn 1 and turn 2 are the best options.

If you are after a bit of trackside action and just the general atmosphere of the event, then go for a walking pass or something around Padang.

Marina bay grandstand looks great .... you will cook ... like a chicken in an oven.

If you want to gamble some last minute tickets, can usually get stuff on Carousell but they will be cover value or a little more, usually meet people at an MRT station (carnation in your lapel, copy of Straits Times under your arm) and exchange F2F for cash.

Back to Hotels, try somewhere like the Novotel in Clarke Quay.

Be warned, Hotel 81 and Fragrance Hotel chains are mostly "rooms by the hour", so don't be surprised if your neighbour seems busy and the carpet is a bit sticky .......

edit - whats your budget / night for hotel, i can have a look on bookings and see what looks good in that range or class. (remember that generally hotels in Singapore generally start at GBP150 / night after taxes etc )




Edited by XJSJohn on Thursday 7th June 11:22

anonymous-user

57 months

Sunday 10th June 2018
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John what about jb? Berajia waterfront in zone 80 us a night in the zone next to woodlands?

XJSJohn

15,996 posts

222 months

Monday 11th June 2018
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Berw said:
John what about jb? Berajia waterfront in zone 80 us a night in the zone next to woodlands?
can you imagine trying to get across causeway or second link on F1 weekend??!?! recon it would take over 5 hours door to door!



anonymous-user

57 months

Monday 11th June 2018
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Yeh that's what I thought, but didn't know, and why I asked you opinion.

XJSJohn

15,996 posts

222 months

Monday 11th June 2018
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Berw said:
Yeh that's what I thought, but didn't know, and why I asked you opinion.
haha no worries, .... general rule of thumb, getting between JB and Woodlands is a ball-ache at the best of times!

also not sure what the charges are for foot / bus traffic, but its something like $20 each crossing nowadays with all the tolls and charges on both sides



anonymous-user

57 months

Monday 11th June 2018
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I'm living at Desura coast at the moment ferry into Sing but time ng no good for the F1

XJSJohn

15,996 posts

222 months

Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Berw said:
I'm living at Desura coast at the moment ferry into Sing but time ng no good for the F1
Its nice over there, Sebana Cove?

so you are taking the old bum boats across to changi village or do they have a proper ferry now to Tanah Merah?



anonymous-user

57 months

Tuesday 12th June 2018
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No in the lotus Sebana is very remote, ferry looks ok lots of people take it, I brought my bike down so weekend at the zone in jb, cheap and chearfull.

alfaman

6,416 posts

237 months

Saturday 16th June 2018
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XJSJohn said:
Berw said:
John what about jb? Berajia waterfront in zone 80 us a night in the zone next to woodlands?
can you imagine trying to get across causeway or second link on F1 weekend??!?! recon it would take over 5 hours door to door!
If you pre book the train ... it’s 5 minutes

XJSJohn

15,996 posts

222 months

Sunday 17th June 2018
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alfaman said:
XJSJohn said:
Berw said:
John what about jb? Berajia waterfront in zone 80 us a night in the zone next to woodlands?
can you imagine trying to get across causeway or second link on F1 weekend??!?! recon it would take over 5 hours door to door!
If you pre book the train ... it’s 5 minutes
i keep forgetting there is a train to JB now.....

propertee

1 posts

62 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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