Funnyman Ronny Chieng and a star-studded Formula One lineup

Adrenaline pumping September in sunny Singapore is jam packed with hit after hit of jams every year, where celebrities fly in to grace the tracks and all sorts of exciting parties are expected. Whether at excessive afterparties at Amber Lounge, exuberant Zouk Singapore or lavish Marquee at Marina Bay Sands, it is a time where everyone is dressed to the the nines and down for a good time.

Post Malone, Robbie Williams and 88Rising at Singapore GP

Last year’s demand post-COVID for Formula One surged and building upon that momentum, this year’s line-up, amidst political grey areas, is something not to be missed. With 139 artistes across 13 performance stages, this year’s acts features a mix of old-school favourites such as Robbie Williams, Kings of Leon, Groove Amarda and more, but also the latest rising stars, such as Chinese star Jackson Wang, hip-hop starlet Rich Brian, Filipino songstress NIKI and Warren Hue.

Closing the race is one of the biggest crossover house music acts of the 1990s, the three-time GRAMMY-nominated Groove Armada, whose most popular hits inlcude the stylish I See You Baby, and Superstylin’.

Tickets for the race from 15 – 17 September 2023 that are in high demand, may be purchased here.

‘Now Is Not the Time’ Exhibition Immerses Visitors in the Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew

Step into a world where art, technology, and history converge in a mesmerizing celebration of Singapore’s visionary founding father, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. “Now Is Not the Time,” an immersive art exhibition, weaves a tapestry of emotions and insights as it marks the centenary of Mr. Lee’s birth.

Journey through the transformative journey of Singapore, guided by the ingenious fusion of virtual production, Artificial Intelligence, generative art, architecture, sculpture, film, and music. Created by the esteemed virtual production and animation house X3D Studio by Karen Seah, this unparalleled experience is a testament to Mr. Lee’s legacy, a tribute that transcends time and resonates with hearts young and old.

Wander through intricate displays, including an awe-inspiring full-body sculpture by renowned artist Daniel Arsham, capturing Mr. Lee at the precipice of a historic declaration. Delve into the minds of future creators as students from LASALLE College of the Arts Film School and NYP School of Design and Media showcase their talents. Let the harmonies of award-winning composer Tay Chee Wei’s music evoke a sense of reflection and inspiration.

“Now Is Not the Time” embodies more than just history; it embodies the essence of a nation’s journey, its aspirations, and the indomitable spirit that has propelled Singapore forward. Explore the exhibition, gain fresh perspectives, and carry its lessons of passion, innovation, and continuous progress into your own journey.

Visit 25 Pasir Panjang Road from 10 – 24 September 2023, and be part of a legacy that shapes the present and fuels the future. Learn more about this extraordinary exhibition at

From the Fast Lane to the Dance Floor at Zouk Singapore

Embark on an exhilarating journey at Slingshot Singapore, where you can encounter an unadulterated rush of excitement. This attraction is a prominent feature of Clarke Quay, and you should be ready to be propelled nearly 70 meters into the sky at a speed of 160 kph, all while taking in the captivating city skyline.

After experiencing this thrilling ride, make your way to RedTail to receive a complimentary Heineken Beer before immersing yourself in a night of celebration at Zouk.

Visit Zouk Singapore at 3C River Valley Road 01-05 to #02-06, Singapore 179022, event is from 10pm till late.

OneRPM Puts Music Matters in the Spotlight

The ONErpm, digital distribution service, presents the FUNYOUCANFEEL music showcase, a high-energy, dynamic event happening at Yang nightclub. This showcase features a prodigious international lineup of up-and-coming stars from Asia, such as Ethan Low, CLAUDIA, CLUB BOYBND, KIRE, HNATA, and CHANKA, promising an unforgettable night of entertainment. It is an opportunity to discover emerging talent and enjoy the latest sounds that are making waves in the pop music scene. Best part? It is completely free.

Check out Yang by 1-Group at 3A River Valley Road, #01-02 Clarke Quay, 179020 on 13 September for this Music Matters closing party.

Laugh out loud with Ronny Chieng

Chieng started his comedy career while studying at the University of Melbourne in Australia, where he pursued a degree in commerce and a degree in law. He performed in various comedy clubs and quickly gained a reputation for his sharp wit and clever observations. In 2012, he won the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

His breakthrough came when he joined “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” in 2015 as a correspondent. Appearances on the show allowed him to showcase his comedic talent and unique perspective on current events, social issues, and cultural topics. His segments often went viral, attracting a large following and contributing to his rise in fame.

For one night only, catch Ronny Chieng’s homecoming live performance in Singapore at Star Theatre on 13 September.

Pre-sale happens on 18 July, from 10am. Sign up to the Now/Live mailing list before 10pm on 17 July to receive the presale link. Presale link will be emailed out at 9am on 18 July. General Sales start on Wednesday 19th July, 10am via SISTIC.

After-Party at Amber Lounge

With its top-notch entertainment, glamour, and appeal, Amber Lounge continues to be a sought-after destination for Formula 1 enthusiasts and celebrities alike during the race weekends.

This year, the event is returning to its original location at Millenia Walk and promises an even more spectacular experience with a new custom-built marquee setup featuring state-of-the-art ARRI lighting technology. The support of Conrad Centennial, a 5-star luxury hotel, adds to the allure of the event, bringing the revelry closer to the heart of the Formula 1 action.

The entertainment lineup for the weekend is impressive, with Grammy Award-winning international hip hop sensation Lil Jon headlining as the DJ act for Saturday night. Joining him are The Stickmen Project, Bangkok Invaders’ DJ Ono, and DjayBuddah, along with a guest star appearance by Fatman Scoop. Guests can expect exhilarating performances and immersive entertainment acts, including captivating aerial and cirque inspired performances, characteristic of the exuberant Amber Lounge style.

A special addition to this year’s festivities is the crowning of Miss Universe Singapore by Miss Universe Australia, with the winner to be announced on Saturday evening. All the stunning contestants will attend the afterparty, adding a touch of glamour to the celebrations. The prestigious beauty pageant will showcase the elegance and intellect of Singapore’s finest women.

Amber Lounge events have seen the presence of notable Formula 1 drivers, such as George Russell, Carlos Sainz, Alex Albon, and Nyck de Vries, who graced the sold-out race afterparty in Monaco. The event also celebrated the BWT Alpine Racing team and French driver Esteban Ocon’s remarkable third-place podium win.

Bookings for VIP packages on 16 and 17 September 2023 (Day 2 and Day 3 of Formula 1) can be made here.


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