AMBER LOUNGE DELIVERS ELECTRIFYING FASHION SHOW AND GRAND PRIX WEEKEND PARTIES

Singapore came alive on Saturday and Sunday night as international superstar Mya delivered her Grammy Award winning performances at Amber Lounge. The prestigious Grand Prix After Party turned up the heat on the city’s party scene as celebrities and F1 drivers flowed through the doors.

For the 11th year in Singapore, Amber Lounge brought its iconic Grand Prix parties to the home of Formula 1’s only night race. Saturday was a sell-out. Guests entered the exclusive pop-up night spot, to witness a brand new look and crystal theme in celebration of Amber Lounge’s 15th Anniversary in 2018.

R&B artist Mya turned back time and brought to life her award-winning hit “Lady Marmalade” as well as “Ghetto Superstar” and other favourites. John Reid of the Night Crawlers rocked out his global hit tune “Push the Feeling”.

As the clock struck twelve, the Amber Lounge Fashion runway became the centre of attention. International models showcased embellished pieces by local designer Nida Shay. Miss Universe Singapore contestants dressed by Bora Aksu wowed the crowd before the drivers strutted their stuff in chic suits by Q Menswear.

Celebrities watching on included ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ stars Liv Lo, Constance Lim and Fiona Xie who rubbed shoulders with Daniel Macpherson, Warren BrownKeith Duffy, David Coulthard, Martin Brundle and Jacques Villeneuve. The 2018 Amber Lounge Singapore Fashion Show supported Make-A-Wish Singapore, raising much-needed funds to help make sick children’s wishes a reality.

On Sunday, F1 drivers and teams ventured from the paddock to party and celebrated the conclusion of Singapore Grand Prix weekend.Mya headlined, belting out more of her hits. Spotted were F1 drivers Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes AMG Petronas), Nico Hülkenberg (Renault), Esteban Ocon (Force India) who was celebrating his 22nd birthday, Carlos Sainz (Renault), Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso), Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren), Marcus Ericsson (Sauber), Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso), Sergey Sirotkin (Williams) and American rapper/producer Jermaine Dupri.

Throughout the weekend’s parties, a buzzing crowd constantly surrounded the impressive CHANEL display, which made time stand still for those eager to get their hands on one of the brand’s stunning Monsieur Haute Horlogerie watches.

Guests sipped Lanson Champagne and premium spirits as bubbles flowed from giant methuselah bottles of Cuvée Carbon on the highly-sought-after Methusalem tables.

International acts DJ SG, DJ Ono and DJ Buddha of Bangkok Invaders, DJ Micky and DJ Jagger played until the sun rose over the exotic Asian destination.

Sonia Irvine, Amber Lounge’s CEO and Founder, said: “Singapore just keeps getting better and better. Each year we fill our tables and Amber Lounge is brimming with the most vibrant atmosphere you can find at a party.  Mya and all the live acts were simply unbelievable and helped create yet another memorable Singapore Grand Prix after party.”

Mya said: "I had an absolute blast performing at the Amber Lounge Singapore Fashion Show and Grand Prix After Party. The atmosphere was incredible, it was so much fun. Definitely one of the best parties I've ever been to."

Amber Lounge heads to Abu Dhabi on November 24 & 25, with After Parties both Saturday and Sunday as well as our Celebrity Yacht.

Singapore Grand Prix 2018, 15 & 16 September

Amber Lounge Singapore, Temasek ReflectionMillenia Walk,1 Temasek Ave., Singapore, 039192

Book now at singapore@amber-lounge.com www.amber-lounge.com/singapore +377 97 77 16 34 (pre-event).

www.amber-lounge.com

PR & Media Contacts

press@amber-lounge.com

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Sponsors & Partners

CHANEL
MAKE-A-WISH- Official Charity Partner
CUVEE CARBONOfficial Champagne of F1 for Methusalem tables
DOM PERIGNON-Official VIP Champagne

LANSON- Official House Champagne
CONRAD HOTEL- Official Hotel Partner
GLOBAL HAIR & MAKEUPOfficial Makeup supplier
INMANNHair design
Q MENSWEAR- Menswear Designer
NIDA SHAY- Womenswear Designer
MEZCAL MACHETAZO- Mezcal supplier
JIU JIU VODKA 
SAMAI RUM 
BORA AKSU– Miss World Singapore Designer
TREASURY WINE ESTATES
Mr. G– Stylist
LABEL51– Accessories and shoes


The Buzz About Lanson

The perfect balance between luxury, elegance and extravagant living, Amber Lounge found a champagne worthy of royalty.

Mr Anton Hobbs from House of Lanson reveals the lavish role Lanson Champagne will play at Amber Lounge Singapore, to create a truly unique, luxury and unforgettable experience.

Enjoying the golden nectar…
“Spraying champagne is only really reserved for Grand Prix F1 winners, - and unfortunately there is only one of them on Grand Prix Day. But the remainder of us mere mortals can find true consolation in actually just enjoying the golden nectar.”

Creation of Champagne Lanson…
“The Lanson and Delamotte families go back to the origins of the today's Lanson brand, way back to the founding year of 1760. As for the inspiration? Let's just call it French Flair!”

The event everyone wants to be invited to…
“The Amber Lounge is an established event at the Singapore F1, one of the events everyone wants to be invited to. Professionally managed, with a long-track record, and tuned in to people who know how to have a good time, and wish to celebrate, - it's a natural match!”

Looking forward to the extraordinary combination…
“The Amber Lounge always gives a very special 'Buzz'. Throw in the unique 'Fizz' of Champagne Lanson, you get a really extraordinary combination, or is it 'Bizz', or even 'Fuzz'?!?! Me? I'll look forward to all of those concepts, - or even experiences!?”

 

Click here to find out how you can partner with Amber Lounge

Taste Lanson’s golden nectar here.

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100 Years of Excellent Style

The hair experts behind Amber Lounge’s Fashion Shows reveal the story and tradition behind their creative styles, and what it’s really like to work with Daniel Ricciardo’s locks.

Our brand Inmann stands for a long tradition…

We are running our hair dressing salon in the fourth generation and our salon has been existing for more than 100 years now and we are very successful national and international. Marco Inmann styled Grace Jones in Venice and had his own fashion-show at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, only to name a few steps in the past.

On the other hand we are known for translating and creating the latest trends and styles, luxurious but always with a touch of casualness, that's essential for us. And that's what we also see in regard to Amber Lounge, luxury feeling and great locations, happy people but in a relaxed and friendly ambiance - and moreover for a good cause!

We can identify with that very well and for us it's a great pleasure and we are very proud to be partner of Amber Lounge over 12 years now.

At Amber Lounge Singapore…

We look forward to the cooperation and new ideas of the designer - to help to bring these ideas to the catwalk, to work with great people. What I especially look forward to is that my team (and me) will be able to demonstrate our skills and professionalism, and of course we will enjoy the great party after a successful show! :-)))

Hair styling tips for a night out in Singapore?

To brave the humidity and heat use products without H2O or anti-frizz products like hair oils. And for ladies… natural looking updo like a loose bun in the neck, wet look combed out of the face with a glossy finish, plaits for day and night.

Working with the F1 drivers…

Daniel Ricciardo to Marco Inmann backstage at the Amber Lounge Fashion Show in Monaco: We have the same hair, very curly, I trust him to 100% - winners are looking like that! …next day Daniel had pole position and the day after he won the race with second place.

A few years ago, Jenson Button said he had never looked as good as he does now, backstage at the Fashion Show.

Click here to find out how you can partner with Amber Lounge
Get the Inmann style here.
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Singapore Grand Prix Destination Guide

Heading into our 11th year of Amber Lounge Singapore, we thought wed share our best tips for enjoying Singapore Grand Prix week to the max.

Singapore, also known as the Garden City, is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular locations on the planet, combining heritage, culture and technology with unbelievably beautiful natural flora and fauna. Add to the mix fabulous restaurants with world-class international chefs, exciting street food vendors and one of the best F1 Grand Prix of the seasonYoure in for an action-packed experience.

Things to do and see

Marina Bay

This is the real focal point of Singapore. Having undergone a recent transformation of epic proportions the Marina Bay area is a futuristic-looking wonderland. The breathtaking Marina Bay Sands Hotel boasts the worlds longest elevated swimming pool, perched 191 metres above ground. Its observation deck gives you an incredible 360 degree view of the Singapore skyline that will be etched into your mind for many years to come.

The Helix Bridge

Singapores first curved bridge, links the Marina Centre with Marine South and forms part of a 3.5 km pedestrian loop around the bay. A stunning light show occurs at 8pm each evening, illuminating these iconic landmarks.

Clarke Quay

Here youre guaranteed partying with a variety of clubs, bars and live music venues as well as restaurants in a dynamic alfresco area at the waters edge of the Singapore River.

Gardens at the Bay

Singapores highest pedestrian bridge connecting Mount Faber Park with Telok Blangah Hill Park. Walk its winding treetop path to view birds in their natural habitat and a panorama of the city, its harbour and the Southern Islands. A huge, colourful, futuristic park located in the Bay area, awarded World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in 2012. The famous supertree structures offer an impressive skywalk over the gardens where you will see oversized seashell-shaped greenhouses providing microclimates where hundreds of trees and plants flourish.

Raffles Hotel

Named after Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the man alleged to have been at the centre of the development of Singapore in the 19thcentury, this iconic Raffles Hotel dates back to 1887 and is one of Singapores most well-known addresses. The hotel features 18 restaurants and an arcade of over 40 boutiques but of course, many visit the Raffles Bar to experience the delights of the Singapore Sling which was developed here by the Raffles mixologists over 100 years ago. 

Singapore Flyer

Yet another World Best, the Singapore Flyer is the largest observation wheel around the globe at 165m high, 30m taller than the famous London Eye. From here youll see Marina Bay, Raffles Place, Empress Place and the Pandang.

Singapore Zoo

The zoo in Singapore is renowned as a leading centre for conservation and research and the Night Safari is definitely a must-see. Discover Himalayan Griffon Vultures, Greater One-horned Rhinoceroses and other rare creatures.

Places to stay

Singapore truly comes alive during Grand Prix week. Not only will you see the best motorsport racing in the world but you’ll see the city at its best as the exotic Asian destination is on show for the world to see.

Although it’s a small island, there are plenty of amazing places to stay close to Marina Bay Street Circuit. Some of our favourites are The Conrad Centennial Singapore which is a stone’s throw to the F1 paddock and Amber Lounge, The Concorde Hotel with a great location and lightly lower cost. and for retreat-style accommodation go for One Farrer Hotel.

If you’d like to explore Singapore’s amazing shopping after a day at the track, Orchard Road is the place to stay. It’s an absolute haven for shoppers, with some of Singapore’s coolest cafes and hip bars, but it’s also one of the busiest places during the Grand Prix.

Marina Bay is the ideal area to base yourself if you want to be right in the action. The F1 circuit winds through the streets, which are surrounding by the Bay with towering sky scrapers at every turn. Expect stunning sights and numerous swanky restaurants and bars.

Nightlife is the main attraction at Clarke Quay which is perfect for party animals and people who love food. It’s located at the mouth of the river, with a cosmopolitan atmosphere which truly ignites during the Singapore Grand Prix.

Sentosa Island is a family-friendly resort-style sanctuary with a range of hotels. Attractions include Underwater World, Universal Studios and the Skyride.

Places to eat

Immerse yourself in the local culture at Singapore Hawker Centre Food. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience Singaporean cuisine. Sample delicious street food such as Bak Kut The, Wanton Mee and Dim Sum.

Stalls highly recommended for these delights include:

  • Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh: 7 Keppel Road, #01-05/07, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, Singapore 089053 (closed on Mon)
  • Song Fa Bak Kut Teh: 11 New Bridge Road #01-01, Singapore 059383
  • Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup: 208 Rangoon Road, Hong Building Singapore 218453 (closed on Mon)
  • Fei Fei Wanton Mee: 62 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427785
  • Kok Kee Wanton Mee: 380 Jalan Besar, Lavender Food Square, #01-06, Singapore
  • Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House: 91 Bencoolen Street, #01-53, Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652
  • Swee Choon Tim Sum: 191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882(closed on Tues)
  • Tim Ho Wan: 450 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, #02-02, ERA Centre, Singapore 319394
  • Wen Dao Shi (搵到食): 126 Sims Ave, Singapore 387449

(Related Guide: https://sethlui.com/best-dim-sums-singapore-guide/)

Best nightlife during the GP

Singapore is buzzing with bars and nightclubs with the finest nightlife around the city centre. Exploring Singapore’s nightlife is a must if you want to feel the true night-pulse of the Lion City.

Here are a few suggestions for the liveliest after-dark areas you can’t afford to miss.

Amber Lounge
Of course! Having been part of the Singapore Grand Prix since its very first year, Amber Lounge is the ultimate place to party during Grand Prix weekend. Many say it’s the best party in the world and the electric atmosphere in Singapore takes this iconic F1 party to a whole other level. You can go straight from the paddock to the party. Book table and tickets here.

Holland Village
This Singapore neighbourhood loves to flaunt its alter-ego as soon as the sun sets. Due to its more out-of-town location, this popular nightlife spot draws in more of a local crowd, as well as a good helping of expats who’ve made this city their home. The main evening activities happen along ‘Lorong Mambong’, where you’ll find some cool and quirky pop-up bars, fancy alfresco restaurants and the occasional street party.

 

Singapore History

During the 14th century, this small but strategically-located island earned a new name. According to legend, Sang Nila Utama, a Prince from Palembang (the capital of Srivijaya), was out on a hunting trip when he caught sight of an animal he had never seen before. Taking it to be a good sign, he founded a city where the animal had been spotted, naming it The Lion Cityor Singapura, from the Sanskrit words simha(lion) and pura(city).

The city was then ruled by the five kings of ancient Singapura. Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the natural meeting point of sea routes, the city flourished as a trading post for vessels such as Chinese junks, Arab dhows, Portuguese battleships and Buginese schooners. 

Transport

A lot of the city centre is in lock-down during Grand Prix week and most of the time the easiest way to get around is by train or walking past the blocked areas then jump in a taxi or Grab car. 

By Train

Singapores MRT system is probably the fastest way to zip around the city. The rail network is accessible to Singapores key attractions are within walking distance from an MRT station. You can buy tickets for single trips or you can buy a Tourist Pass, a special EZ-Link stored-value card which allows you unlimited travel for one day (S$10), two days (S$16) or three days (S$20). Singapores trains and stations are accessible to wheel chair users and the visually impaired, as well as families with strollers.

By Taxi

Taxis are comfortable and especially handy if you want to go to places not accessible by bus or MRT. They are metered, but there may be surcharges depending on when, where and which companys taxi you board. You can hail a taxi by the roadside at most places, or queue for at a taxi stands found at most shopping malls, hotels and tourist attractions. If you wish to book a cab, you can call a common taxi booking number, 6-DIAL CAB (6342-5222). Note that traffic during Singapore Grand Prix week is at its worst so ask for the best place to catch a taxi to avoid this.

Grab

Grab merged with Uber to enable safe and affordable transport when getting around the city. Simply download the free Grab App to book a ride and pay quick and safely.

5 Singaporean Slang Terms 

Wah lau/Wah piang
Translation: Oh my gosh!

While it doesnt literally translate to Oh my gosh!, its used more as an expression of shock. You can use either expression as they both have the same meaning.


Siao
Translation: Crazy/Insane

This is usually used as a sarcastic reply when someone proclaims theyre going to attempt an impossible task or does something stupid.

 

Chope
Translation: Reserve

Commonly used in a setting such as an eatery, chope is also the action of placing tissue packets on tables in hawker centers as an informal reservation.


Makan
Translation: Eat

This Malay word, which means eat, is also used very commonly in Singlish.

5 Fun Facts about Singapore

It’s a city of (man-made) waterfalls. You’ll find the world's tallest indoor waterfall (35 metres) at the Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay.

It’s home to the world’s first night zoo, opened in 1994, the 35-hectare park features over 1,000 animals in their natural nocturnal environment.

Singapore is one of only three surviving city-states in the world along with Monaco and Vatican City.

Besides the main island, Singapore includes 63 other tiny islands. Most of these islands are uninhabited.

Singapore is hot –except for 31stJanuary 1934, that is, when the island recorded its lowest ever temperature at 19.4°.

4 Singapore Grand Prix facts

The track is 4 times more brightly lit than a football stadium, with 1,600 lighting projectors, each with internal reflectors that project the light beams at different angels to prevent it from blinding the drivers.

This circuit has 23 corners which is more that any other circuit. The fact that most of these are fairly tight helps contribute to Singapore having one of the longest average lap times on the calendar.

In little over an hour, F1 drivers are exposed to sauna-like conditions in the cockpit, causing them to lose between two to three litres of water during each race. Drivers are required to drink up to 8 litres of water to keep themselves fully hydrated, as they usually loose up to 4kg of weight per race.

F1 drivers experience extreme forces of up to 4.5 –5 times of their gravitational force, which basically means that they are supporting 5 times their body weight just on their necks during the race.

 

Book your table and tickets to Amber Lounge Singapore HERE


GRAMMY AWARD WINNING R&B ARTIST ‘MYA’ HEADLINES THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP FOR AMBER LOUNGE SINGAPORE

Best known for worldwide hits “Lady Marmalade”, “Ghetto Superstar” and “Case of the Ex” which made her a household name, the superstar will belt out her songs for unmissable performances on SATURDAY and SUNDAY nights at Amber Lounge.

The exotic Asian destination will come alive as Amber Lounge delivers the most prestigious parties during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. Amber Lounge promises two nights of non-stop world-class entertainment. Guests’ thirst for entertainment will be quenched as Mya takes to the stage to kick-off a euphoric weekend of parties, performing Saturday at the Amber Lounge Fashion Show and the Grand Prix After Party.

The US-based artist has sold over 7 million albums around the globe and boasts a double platinum debut album. “Lady Marmalade”, a collaboration with Mya, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliot, Pink and Lil Kim, sold over 5.5 million copies, “Ghetto Superstar” earned her a Grammy Award Nomination and “Case of the Ex” was a worldwide hit.This year Mya is celebrating 20 years of success in the music industry as an internationally known and respected singer, songwriter, producer, musician, dancer/choreographer and actress. Her latest album, TKO, was released in April 2018.

The Grammy Award winner’s electrifying Amber Lounge performance will be followed by an impressive lineup of international live acts including John Reid of the Night Crawlers, DJ SG, DJ Ono and DJ Buddha of Bangkok Invaders, DJ Micky all the way from Europe and DJ Jagger.

Amber Lounge Singapore will provide a feast for all the senses as seductive burlesque-style dancers perform to the right, stunning acrobats impress to the left, flair bartenders light up the bar, and drummers, saxophonists and themed acts weave through the crowd all night long.

The weekend of events will mark the 11thAmber Lounge Singapore with new crystal interiors. Black carpet arrivals will be followed by the Fashion Show and After Party. Giant methusalems of Cuvée Carbon, the official Champagne of Formula 1, will feature as centerpieces on the most desired guest tables in the room. Iconic luxury brand CHANEL will also be displaying their stunning Monsieur Haute Horlogerie range to Amber Lounge guests on the night. Their fine watchmaking and technical excellence will be admired and celebrated at the most sought-after F1 party destination. 

 

Sonia Irvine, Amber Lounge’s CEO and Founder, said: “Mya is an unbelievable live performer and we’re thrilled to have her entertaining Amber Lounge guests. From the Grammy Award stage to Amber Lounge, this will certainly be a weekend to remember.”

 

Singapore Grand Prix, 15 & 16 September

Amber Lounge Singapore, Temasek ReflectionMillenia Walk,1 Temasek Ave., Singapore, 039192

Book now at singapore@amber-lounge.com www.amber-lounge.com/singapore 

+377 97 77 16 34 (pre-event) & +65 97 92 84 65 (on-event)

www.amber-lounge.com

 

PR & MEDIA CONTACTS

Iolande Skinner, Head of Communications: iolande@amber-lounge.com
Follow Amber Lounge on Social Media:  @AmberLoungeLtd 

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

CHANEL
MAKE-A-WISH- Official Charity Partner
CUVEE CARBONOfficial Champagne of F1 for Methusalem tables
LANSON- Official House Champagne
CONRAD HOTEL- Official Hotel Partner
GLOBAL HAIR & MAKEUPOfficial Makeup supplier
INMANNHair design
Q MENSWEAR- Menswear Designer
NIDA SHAY- Womenswear Designer
JIU JIU VODKA- Vodka supplier
SAMAI GOLD RUMRum supplier
AMOS ANANDA– Miss World Singapore Designer
TREASURY WINE ESTATES– Sparkling Wine Supplier


Hot Tips for a Night Out in Singapore

As Amber Lounge Singapore's grooming and make-up team, Global Hair & Makeup, prepares for our next big event, we grabbed them to find out how you can look your best on Singapore Grand Prix week.

Singapore is an incredible event…

And the fashion show Amber Lounge stages always has amazing designers. Creating the 'look' is always exciting for the team as is catching up with the drivers. Singapore normally has the most dramatic fashion makeup look of all the shows we do. We always make time for a foot massage in Singapore and food is also something to look forward too. 

Global Hair & Makeup’s Top 3 beauty and make-up tips for a night out in Singapore…

• Definitely keep your makeup light and fresh.

• Let the skin's natural glow come through and keep it simple.

• Use a good base whether it's a moisturiser or a mattifying primer. 

• Use waterproof mascara to create beautiful lashes and if wearing eyeshadow keep it to a minimum.

• In hot weather or conditions you can run with just an eyeliner and mascara and a little cream blush.

• You can also apply a setting spray if you want at the end of your makeup. 

Our advice for men to look their best on a night out at Amber Lounge Singapore?... 

• For men, their skin will benefit from a moisturiser and they too can use a mist spray to feel fresh.

• Carrying several blotting papers in their pocket is a quick way to remove any excess perspiration from the face.

• When it comes to men, a great smelling cologne and a smile is the secret.

Grooming the F1 drivers for the catwalk… 

The drivers like a 'less is more' approach so when I have a driver sitting in my chair I keep the grooming light. I'll start with moisturising the skin and also apply a lip balm. Any blemishes will be spot concealed and if required, I even out the skin tone with a little foundation BUT only if needed. To finish, I apply a dusting of translucent powder to stop shine so that the men look their best on the runway.

I have a lot of laughs with the drivers especially Pierre Gasly….

We normally chat about a range of things but nothing in particular. There are always other drivers around so they are joking and stirring each other. When I started working with the drivers 3 years ago, Daniel couldn't believe I was coming at him with a makeup brush. Being Australian, like me, I remember saying "I'm Australian and we like our men are rugged, so relax". That bought a laugh and a sense of relief so I was able to make Daniel feel comfortable.

Lots of comments and digs at each other with 'he needs more makeup than any of us', and one of my favourite liners to the drivers are "You're perfect, so I don't need to do too much".

Working with the drivers is a pleasure and over the years I have had a lot of laughs with Max, Daniel, Pierre, Marcus, Esteban, Sergey, Charles, Brendan, Carmen and others.

Global Hair & Makeup chose to partner with Amber Lounge because…

Amber Lounge provides an elite product and a VIP experience to its guests which is in line with what Global Hair & Makeup offers. Global Hair & Makeup also provides talented makeup artists for VIP events and clients around the world so it was a perfect partnership.


LOCAL DESIGNERS SET TO IMPRESS AT AMBER LOUNGE FASHION SHOW, SUPPORTING MAKE-A-WISH SINGAPORE

15-16 September at Singapore Grand Prix

Bold, intricate, head-turning designs will dominate the Amber Lounge Singapore Fashion Show catwalk on September 15, with local talents Nida Shay and Q Menswear hand-picked as this year’s designers. An electrifying runway display with edgy style and an incredibly entertaining show will take place at the exotic Asian destination, followed by an unforgettable weekend of Amber Lounge’s iconic parties.

International models will showcase Nida Shay’s elegant signature womenswear looks, with breath-taking, hand-embroidered pieces to fit Amber Lounge’s crystal theme which marks its 15thAnniversary in 2018. Shay’s colourful career spans Paris, the Middle-East and Asia where she is now one of Singapore’s most vibrant designers thanks to her stunning embellished creations.

Drivers will swap their race suits for bespoke evening suits by Han San of Q Menswear. Tailored to accentuate the personality of the modern gentleman the chic brand boasts one of the top men’s lifestyle stores in Singapore, favouring Italian fabrics with a soft, slim cut.

Iconic luxury brand CHANEL will also be displaying their stunning Monsieur Haute Horlogerie range to Amber Lounge guests on the night. Their fine watchmaking and technical excellence will be admired and celebrated at the most sought-after F1 party destination. 

The display will compliment Amber Lounge’s new interior which has been transformed following its 15th Anniversary. Sleek black sofas and enormous chandeliers create a new elegant but sultry vibe. 

With charity at the heart of every Amber Lounge Fashion Show we’re also thrilled to announce Make-A-Wish Singapore as the beneficiary for the second year in a row.

As one of the most anticipated events of the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, Make-a-Wish Singapore will be a central focus of the Fashion Show. Generous donations from the silent auction will light up the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions by granting their ultimate wish.

The Fashion Show kicks off a glamorous weekend of endless entertainment and euphoric nights at Amber Lounge, the biggest and most exclusive F1 parties in town. World-famous personalities and VIP guests, including leading figures from Formula 1, CEOs of global companies and other generous bidders will come together and support Make-A-Wish Singapore. A range of iconic items and money-can’t-buy experiences have been donated.

Make-A-Wish Foundation International has brought to life the wishes of over 415,000 children in 40 countries, making it the largest wish-granting organisation in the world. In April 2002, the Singapore affiliate launched and has now made over 1,300 children’s wishes a reality. The charity has the incredible goal of reaching every medically eligible child in Singapore.

Sonia Irvine, CEO of Amber Lounge, said: “I have always wanted to help people in need. Since 2006, the first of our Fashion Shows, the Amber Lounge brand is used to raise awareness and much-needed money for noble causes. Creating the Fashion Show is the thing I am most proud of because I see people willing to help our cause and donate funds for the different charity campaigns. I’m incredibly excited to once again team up with Make-a-Wish Singapore to help brighten the lives of sick children and grant many more wishes. Having two children of my own, this charity is very special to me and promotes a cause that is close to my heart.”

Nida Shay said: “I am thrilled to be the headline designer in the Amber Lounge Fashion Show this year. It's a fabulous star-studded evening full of glitz and glamour and great music with incredible international exposure. Undeniably one of the best and most anticipated events to take place in Singapore which is why I am so excited to be part of it.”

The night will begin with black carpet arrivals followed by the Fashion Show. Giant methusalems of Cuvée Carbon, the official Champagne of Formula 1, will feature as centerpieces on the most desired guest tables in the room to kick off the SATURDAY EXTRAVAGANZA after party. International DJs, dancers and headline sets from a world-famous act,to be announced soon, will ensure an electric atmosphere on the dancefloor until sunrise.

To make an auction donation, purchase tickets or for more information on Amber Lounge, email singapore@amber-lounge.com or book online

 


CHANEL Watches to Enchant Amber Lounge Singapore

At Amber Lounge Singapore, guests will step into a world where time only exists moment to moment. Where excitement, enjoyment and entertainment are all that’s on their minds. Where the only thing they need to know is what time the alluring night begins.

This year, iconic luxury brand CHANEL will display their stunning Monsieur Haute Horlogerie range to Amber Lounge guests. Their fine watchmaking and technical excellence will be admired and celebrated at the most sought-after F1 party destination.  

It’s expected that the CHANEL’S signature presence of elegance, style and timelessness, which is unique to our Singapore event, will bring a new vibrancy to Amber Lounge.

The exquisite finely crafted Swiss-made watches will no doubt make time stand still for Amber Lounge guests in the exotic Asian destination. After all, in the glamorous world of Formula 1, time is everything; lap time, strategy timing and capturing the ideal moment for the overtake.

Get your tickets to Amber Lounge Singapore here.


Let Us Entertain You

With Amber Lounge Singapore approaching faster than a Formula 1 car on Marina Bay Street Circuit’s home straight, our exclusive TV partners AXN Asia explain what guests and viewers can most look forward to in the coming weeks.

This year’s Amber Lounge Singapore ?….

“AXN is thrilled to offer two lucky ticket winners a premium Grand Prix experience filled with mesmerising entertainment from an exclusive location. With such an exciting line-up of events, Amber Lounge promises to be the most glamourous way to be part of the racing action. See below details on how to enter the “Party Like a VIP” competition.”

We’re extremely excited with the partnership… 

Amber Lounge effortlessly complements AXN’s brand values that appeal to a discerning and sophisticated audience.

AXN’s top must-see programs for August?...

Viewers can look forward to a brand new crime series, Instinct, starring the multi-talented Alan Cumming. He plays an author, university professor and former CIA paramilitary officer Dr. Dylan Reinhart who is lured back to his old life by New York police detective Elizabeth Needham (played by Bojana Novakovic) when she needs his help to stop a serial killer who is using Reinhart’s book as inspiration for murders. Instinct airs every Monday at 9:45pm.

Fans of high-octane action series would definitely enjoy NCIS: Los Angeles starring LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell who plays highly trained agents go under cover and work with the most advanced technologies available to apprehend criminals deemed a threat to national security. NCIS: Los Angeles airs every Tuesday at 9:45pm. 

If you need a break from all the adrenaline, put America’s Got Talent in your must-watch list in August! This season of America’s Got Talent features a colourful array of singers, dancers, comedians and variety acts vying to win America’s hearts and US$1 million. America’s Got Talent airs every Thursday and Friday at 6pm and encores at 8pm.

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Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit in Mexico City

The enchanting city of Mexico is wildly alluring for those in search of a modern adventure, filled with tradition, history, vibrant day and night life, and a whole lot of fun.

Amber Lounge sat down with our destination partner CDMX to discover the hot tips for an un-imaginable, enriching, fascinating holiday.

Visiting Mexico City for the first time, expect that…

“It might look like another enormous city, but it is not. Its streets, flavors, art, design, gastronomy, museums and shopping, among many other things, together with the warmth of its people, make of Mexico City a great and unique experience.

The sheer size of the city dwarfs other world capitals like London, Rome and New York. It is also ancient and entirely modern at the same time, even on the same block.

Mexico City is home to many colorful and exciting events throughout the year, from century-old traditions to modern-day festivals on a World Capital stage. There is never a dull moment.

The week of October 22 is a peculiar one. Two extraordinary experiences happen in Mexico City: The Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix, and the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) which is a celebration honoring departed loved ones. Festivities include a parade through the Zocalo, the city’s main square, candlelight rituals, time-honored ceremonies, street fairs and lively performances throughout the various Mexico City neighborhoods.”

The cuisine in Mexico City will take your tastebuds on an adventure. Pic by @chardonnaymoi

Get ready for a party in your mouth…

“Mexican Gastronomy has been declared by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Having experienced a culinary renaissance due to a revitalisation of the capital city and new wave of Mexican cuisine pioneered by world-renowned chefs, Mexico City is now at the top of every foodie’s travel bucket list.

Today’s booming culinary scene offers everything from fine dining establishments, with two restaurants on the prestigious San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, to small bites, or “antojitos,” at traditional food markets and street food stalls.

The must-try cuisines are:
Tacos al pastor (and any other taco)
Sopes & Quesadillas
Guacamole
Chiles en Nogada (available between September-November)
Mole Pobblano
Enchiladas
Pozole
Tamales
Among many other delicious ones.”

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture.

CDMX’s top tips for visiting Mexico City…

“The city packs in a lot of “must see” and “must do” locations, too many for a weekend or a single trip. So, zeroing in on a short list of landmarks can help you learn a bit of the city’s remarkable history and appreciate the mash-up of color, design and culture that immerses visitors in a place like no other on earth.

Tips for visiting:
• Book your hotel with time and stay at least 5 nights
• Do not get surprised with the weather, it can be warm, rainy or even cold on the same day
• If traveling with children, take your time to find all the options the city offers
• There are many transportation options like official taxi, Metro and MetroBus
• Ask in your hotel for private tours around the city

There is plenty to see and do in Mexico City

CDMX’s top 5 places to visit in Mexico City…

• Chapultepec Castle
• Antroplogy Museum
• Fine Arts Palace
• Zocalo (Downtown Main Square)
• Roma, Condesa and Polanco neighbourhoods

Stunning sights and a rich history make this city a must-see.

We were excited to partner with Amber Lounge because…

“Mexico City is a sports top destination. Major events take place almost monthly like NBA, NFL, Mexico City Marathon, Longines Championship, World Golf Championship and of course de Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix.

Amber Lounge is an international sport event that offers more than just sports. Its Charity Auction and Fashion Show, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and the three day event is a great opportunity to keep CDMX Mexico City in the top of the minds of royalty, jetsetters, celebrities, drivers and media.

The best part is that we reinforce CDMX Mexico City brand as a World Capital and as a top high-end tailor-made destination.”

Traditional and modern at the same time, this city has unique buzz.

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Book your trip to Mexico City at www.hotelescdmx.com
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