Singapore GP Paddock Club

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Won a Paddock Club ticket for the Friday practice session.  Marvellous experience – you get to watch the cars in aircon comfort, don’t have to worry you’re going deaf & shout when you want to talk to your friends and the non-stop flow of food & drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) – glorious.

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The minute Booze Queen & I stepped into the McLaren VIP suite, we were greeted by the friendly McLaren staff & given goody bags. The goody bag contained a waterproof jacket, earplugs & a McLaren cap.

There was also a simulator where you can try the Singapore Circuit.  I didn’t try… but Booze Queen did… and it’s really not that easy.  Haha.  She kept turning the wrong direction at one particular turn & kept getting stuck against the wall. 

The staff was also extremely attentive.  Once we were seated at our table, they brought us yummy appetizers.  I didn’t take much food photos – was busy absorbing the whole atmosphere & experience.

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The mains & sides were served buffet style.  I really really loved this mains – Alaskan crab on glass noodles.  The crab was sooo fresh & yummy.  The glass noodles were very well marinated with this tangy, citrusy gravy.  Sluuuuurp!

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The wagyu beef ramen was also not bad.  The beef was extremely tasty though I didn’t like the fried beancurd skin thingy so much.

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Loved the live interview with Jenson Button at the McLaren suite.  Such a pity Lewis Hamilton was only scheduled to make an appearance on Saturday. Boohoo!

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Button’s really charismatic in person.  His face looks smaller than on TV too.  Hehe.  Love how he makes eye contact with the audience.  So charming.  Hahaha.  I shall henceforth add him into the list of drivers I support!  Smile with tongue out

Another highlight of the night was when we got to do the Pit Lane walk… and… WE VISITED THE MCLAREN GARAGE!!

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There were hordes & hordes of people but it was worth it!  Don’t know if I would ever have another chance to do this walk!

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Love this picture of Jenson Button’s car!

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Here’s a small pic of me with Button’s car in the background.  Didn’t manage to take a picture of Lewis’ car as it was really swamped in the garage with all the other guests of McLaren’s.

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And this is Rosberg’s car!

All in all, it was a terrific experience.  I guess if you pay $6k (or so I’m told) for the Paddock Club 3-day package, that buys you bollocks of good service.  I can hardly articulate the good service.  When seated at the Paddock Club, all I had to do was turn my head around & someone would come & attend to me.  Champagne, wine, food, dessert – they really pump you with food & drinks non-stop.  Sort of reminds me of how First Class service in a plane would be like.  Hahahahaha.

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