Freewheeling: 5 Things to Do After F1 Singapore 2023 to Chill Out
Shift into a nice, leisurely pace after the race weekend party.
Planning on a trip to the F1 – Singapore Grand Prix? What a fantastic way to spend the race weekend—checking out the Singapore F1 track, revelling in the sound of the loud engines, and cheering with the crowd as the tires cross the finish line. After all, the night race in Singapore is one of the most exhilarating races in the world.
If you’ve looked at the F1 Singapore schedule, you’ve likely noticed that you’re going to have some free time before or after the race. And if you’re already taking a trip to Singapore, you’ll want to see all the hidden gems the vibrant city has to offer. So forget about touring Orchard Road or Marina Bay Sands again and again, before you get sick of seeing the Singapore Airlines logo again and again. Here are some things to do after Singapore F1 2023 to wind down, away from the hustle and bustle of the masses.
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1. Immerse Yourself in Nature—Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
After the roar of racing machines and the smell of gasoline fades away, you may find yourself wanting to reconnect with nature. The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is the perfect place to go after F1 Singapore. Far from the urban jungle, this nature reserve is a great spot for a hassle-free day.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is the first ASEAN Heritage Park in Singapore. Here you can discover various mangrove and freshwater plants and encounter animals such as mudskippers, crabs, shellfish, water snakes, birds, monitor lizards, and crocodiles.
Just 25 minutes outside the city, the reserve offers bird watching, nature walks, free guided walks, and endless opportunities to take fantastic pictures. You’ll be amazed by the rich biodiversity so close to a thriving metropolitan centre.
2. Discover a Quiet Gem—Blair Road
Another relaxing stop after your Singapore F1 tickets could be Blair Road. Unlike Tiong Bahru, Outram Park, or Tanjong Pagar, Blair Road is a secluded street with cute shops and residences. During your visit here, you can escape to a peaceful part of town, wander the streets, and explore the shops. This is the perfect place to wind down after the race weekend party.
Blair Road, officially called the Blair Plain Conservation Area, was first built at the end of the nineteenth century. Construction and development continued with a unique blend of architecture from around the world. In 1991, the area was bulletined for conservation.
Now the area holds a cluster of businesses and cafes housed in beautiful heritage buildings and shophouses. Its heritage continues in places like the NUS Baba House at 157 Neil Road, which is a museum showcasing Peranakan history, architecture, and heritage.
Along with a few other museums, there are lots of cafes to check out here, including Dolç Patisserie and Little Part 1 Café.
Dolç Patisserie mixes Spanish tastes with French techniques, creating truly unique pastries. Little Part 1 Café is a cosy spot serving up delicious food and supporting the local craft beer community.
3. A Gastronomic Journey by the River—Zion Riverside Food Centre
Forget about food trucks! If you consider yourself a culinary connoisseur, you must check out Zion Riverside Food Centre after the F1 race in Singapore. For food lovers, this place will feel like a home away from home.
This spot near the Singapore River dates back to 1976 and contains 32 hawker stalls. With so many stalls to choose from, the Zion Riverside Food Centre can be overwhelming. Here are some of the local favourites to help narrow down your options.
Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle
This stall has won the Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for many years. It’s well-earned too. Its prawns are huge and fresh, and the prawn broth is rich with flavour. Some consider it the best prawn mee in Singapore.
No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow
Another Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow makes noodles fried to order and topped with fish cake and cockles. The wok hei has strong flavors with a touch of spice, and the cockles provide extra umami. There’s often a long line at this stall but for good reason.
Riverside Good Food
If you’re looking for local delights like a fried oyster omelet, fried Hokkien noodles, or fried bean sprouts with cockles, Riverside Good Food is the place to go. This stall, managed by a wife and husband, usually has a long queue, but its tasty food emits a heavenly smell that will draw you in.
4. The Past and the Present Collide at Farrer Park
Or after the race, you can head to Farrer Park, where heritage, entertainment, and delectable foods come together to make an ideal destination. We love it so much that we wrote the ultimate guide to all the hidden gems there.
Shop till you drop at City Square Mall or Mustafa Centre, or if you want something off the beaten path, visit Loop Garms or Stakeout, two vintage stores right next to each other. Find vintage clothing at Loop Garms and vintage everything else at Stakeout—board games, concert merch, movie posters, and more.
Don’t feel like shopping? Enrich your mind with art instead. Heartroom Gallery offers classes where anyone with any level of experience can learn how to make whatever kind of art they want to make. From traditional decorative painting to manga, this gallery has it all.
You can also jump headfirst into the past by visiting Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. This Hindu temple is one of the oldest in Singapore. It started as a shrine built by Indian pioneers, and when the Indian population grew, the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple was built to fill the need for a place to worship.
5. Dive Into Romance at Singapore River
As the glow of the city lights reflects on the water, the Singapore River is one of the best spots in town for a romantic evening.
Clarke Quay is a well-known historical wharf with shops, restaurants, museums, and activities. There are lots of things to see and do in this area; it’s one of the liveliest areas of Singapore.
However, if you’re looking for a secluded spot, there are lots of other places along the iconic river. Like Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay is a wharf with lots to offer. Check out its al fresco dining at places such as Toby’s Estate or Rosso Vino.
If you’re looking for some romantic entertainment, see what shows are offered at the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall. Home to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, you’re sure to find some spectacular performances here.
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