Friday, August 10, 2007

Calling All F1 Lovers... Let's Go to Singapore Next Year


Singapore is a country with a nocturnal population. They like doing things at night when most of us just want to go to sleep. The world's first wildlife park built for visits at night, the Singapore Night Safari is not like any ordinary zoo illuminated by the night as visitors are able to view over 1,000 nocturnal animals of 100 species in vast naturalistic habitats. Golf lovers trek to Jurong Country Club for a round of golf after the sunset. People are swarming the night markets and hawker stands like there's no tomorrow.

Now, for the 1st time in Formula One (F1) racing history Singapore will host a nighttime race on a new purpose-built street circuit. It will truly be an exotic addition to the F1 race as it will be the 1st and only fully lit street race. The Singaporean organizers anticipate that it will quickly establish itself as one of the most dramatic and atmospheric races on F1 calendar.

The plan is that the Singapore Grand Prix will take place on public roads around the Marina Bay area which will include powerful lighting systems that will replicate daylight conditions. More than 80,000 spectators will be able to get a grandstand seat which includes hospitality areas lining the track.

Interesting notes:
  • Singapore was the first foreign soil that Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal stepped on. He was on his way to Spain to study medicine in May 1882.
  • Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, the first Philippine president, met the U.S. Consul at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore more than a century ago to discuss and secure U.S. support for the Philippines.
  • Last August 9, Singapore celebrated its 42nd National Day and this year marks the 38th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the Philippines.

7 comments:

dodongflores said...

That's interesting note and trivia out there. The information in this blog entry of yours is comprehensive. Thanx for sharing...

david santos said...

Kegler, rthanks for iuor work, is very goos, and have a good weekend

E. Zhang said...

You know, the reason why we Singaporeans like to do things at night is mainly because clubs and pubs don't open for business during the day and paranormal clubs conduct ghostly tours at night. Geez, what am I saying?? Just come on down to Singapore and you'll know why night time is the time when Singaporeans seem so alive, what with the sun shining down constantly on us like we're french fries...

J@n!ce said...

will you be coming to Singapore then? :) :)

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Sama ako bro! F1 yan 'eh! And oh! I wish you luck on the upcoming contest regarding Mindanao!

I'm betting on you, bro! And I kid you not!

kegler747 said...

@anitokid: Thanks so much for the kind words.

Vicki said...

hello kegler 747,

thanks for your comments at my blog n my family too...

I am happy for your visit to us...
thank you, youlike my blog too, the layout....if you have time, come and visit once in a while....

by the way, this year, the formel 1 held at Nuernberg....around 500 kms from us...

next year, will be held at Hockenheim Ring, it is very near to us around 20kms only..malapit lang kami.

so, come and visit germany....

regards and have a nice day.....