Friday Practice @ Singapore F1 GP 2009 !

The rush and adrenaline of Formula One is back in Singapore again from the 26th September to 28th September, the ONLY NIGHT RACE, at the Marina Bay Circuit. Being a sports and F1 fan, I was very happy when I won lucky draw tickets to Level 1 Access Package at the Singapore Flyer from 24seven, a Singapore social media company. THANK YOU very much to 24seven and Singapore Flyer for this wonderful opportunity !


Met up with my friend Han Long at Peninsula Plaza, before walking up to Clarke Quay for the river taxi to Singapore Flyer. It was my FIRST experience on a river taxi & on a Singapore River Cruise !!! I was a tourist for once !!! 😛 …. The experience was great and the evening and early evening scenery of the Singapore CBD and Raffles Place area was awesome, the magnificent view of Singapore’s success story is something we should be proud of !


Arriving at the jetty, whereby Gate 9 of the Marina Bay Circuit was located, after clearing security and scanning of our entry pass, we walked over & started exploring, saw the Porsche GT3 Coupe waiting for night driving action and we hanged around watching the drivers belted up and driving off !


Proceeding to the Singapore Flyer, even though our pass was restricted to the Singapore Flyer zone, there were action zones to keep us entertained, namely – Party Zone, Chill-Out Zone, Action Zone, Tribal Zone and Sky Zone, do check out the Singapore Flyer Promotion for more details on the Entertainment Zone. The Singapore Flyer – Coolest Views Party Packages for the Singapore F1 GP details are available HERE, do check them out !


Enjoying ourselves, I was happily taking many photos of the Formula One cars in Practice Action from 2130hrs to 2300hrs, the noise was very loud and I forgot to buy my ear-plugs again ! However, there was a kind lady who gave me her extra ear plugs and I am very grateful and thankful !! Madam, thank you very much for your kindness !!


It took me a bit of time to “get the hang of it”, adjusting my ISO settings, shutter, photo composition, panning and 5 frames action shooting, the F1 cars driving past the Singapore Flyer accelerate very fast before slowing down for a left 90 degrees bend into the Main Grandstand, however after a bit of time, fine tuning techniques and focusing points, I managed to get quite a number of photographs, some decent shots 😛



The atmosphere was great at the Singapore Flyer and I wished for more time there because I arrived there a bit late, around 730pm, nevertheless, it was a very fun  and exciting Singapore F1 GP 2009 Night Race Experience !! The Singapore Flyer  – Coolest Views Hottest Race Package is very nice – Go For It !! Do check out my other Friday Practice Photos !! After the 2nd Friday Practice was over, it was a long queue for the River Taxi back to Clarke Quay and Home !


  1. You are so lucky to win the draw tickets! Singapore River’s night scene is beautiful and I heard the cars roaring last year – it was real LOUD. Good that you could snap photos of the cars in close proximity:)

  2. wow u r sooo lucky to win tickets to F1!!! Did u go for the final too? I was also pretty lucky to get the tickets from my cousin for the qualifying round on Sat. do check out my posts at my blog!

    p.s: pls vote for me at the vertical widget on my sidebar. Thanks!!!

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    Hi Denesa

    F1 cars are very loud !! You need ear plugs !!

    Yeah, I was very lucky ! Tried to capture F1 cars as close as possible !!

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    Hi travelerfolio

    Yeah, I was lucky & very grateful ! Didn’t go to the final and I would check out your posts later !

    Ok ! Would vote for you later !

  5. Sounds like a lot of fun..I am such a party-pooper not getting excite about the F1! But you certainly should be proud of Singapore’s success story.


    I envy you!

    I am waiting for your photos about that!

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    Hi Milly

    It was very fun for me & I enjoyed it a lot ! I am also very proud of Singapore’s success and achievement in staging Formula 1 race !

    The aerial night view of the race circuit with its bright lights, Singapore Flyer, CBD, Marina Bay and expressways, is simply breathe taking !

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    Hi iWalk

    Do drop by my Flickr and view the photos ! Hope you enjoy them ! Do come down to Singapore for Formula 1 in the future !

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