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  • #243599
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    I’ve been flip flopping between going back to Monaco next year (Did attend this years GP) or the Singapore GP.

    Money alone, going to back to Monaco will cost me at least an additional $1,500.00 USD but I will be able to slide up to Paris for the French Open which I’ve always wanted to do.

    Anyways, I stayed in Nice (In Magnan) in an apt. that cost me not even $400 for 4 days. I took the advice of some Grand Prix vets who advised I buy my train tickets from Nice to Monaco in advance so that I would not have to queue on race day. Great piece of advice!!! Even though I still ended up waiting in a massive line for about an hour, the line for people without tickets was even longer.

    My advice to the thread starter would be to pop off for Race Day tickets and skim on accommodations if you could. If your just a casual F1 fan, then going to the practice session might make more sense.

    Also, stay in Nice if money is an issue and attempt to buy your sncf ticket in advance “if” your going to Monaco on race day. The train station in Nice isn’t as packed on Saturday as it is on Sunday.

    #182197
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    @Mankster Thanks for the insight.

    Final question, what is the Aedes Mosquito situation like in and around Marina Bay and metro Singapore for that matter during Grand Prix Weekend? Me and my girlfriend would be attending the race together and the both of us are terrified of contracting Dengue Fever which apparently remains a problem in the region. We live in The Northeast US and only really travel to Europe when we leave the country so pardon my ignorance when it comes to this.

    We went to Monaco earlier this year and she’s been pretty much begging me to choose Monte Carlo over Singapore due to the presents of these mosquitoes. Though, I don’t want to put either of us in harms way and I know there are no guarantees, I just want to make the best decision possible based on all of the information that I’ve been collecting. Thanks in advance

    #182195
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    @Thecollaroyboys Thanks for the heads up. I primarily just want to get the start/finish line, pits, etc for photo ops. I’m just hoping I can get an upper corner in the right side of A3 of the Esplanade so that I can see down the straight.

    Been looking for Video to see exactly what that vantage point would look like, but so far no luck.

    #182193
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    Does anybody have any experience with the Esplanade Waterfront Grandstand??? If so, how was the viewing experience? I’m thinking about jumping on the early bird special for 2014, particularly in a high row of section A3. I’m attempting to obtain a good vantage point of turns 16, 17 and possibility 18 if I can get seats in the that upper corner of the grandstand that looks down the barrel of the straight.

    Between the aforementioned objective, being on the Marina and its ambiance (photography opportunities), and having a screen in the vicinity (I know I’m going to have to break my neck towards the left), it seems as if it’s a better option than the Bay Grandstand with a little more to offer outside of not having Zone 3 access.

    Finally, once the race is finished, will I be able to walk the entire track being that I only have access to a Zone 4 ticket? Or are only Zone 1 and Premier Walkabout ticket holders allowed this privilege? I understand not being able to infiltrate zones during or before the practice session, qualifying and the race, but after these conclude would seem a bit unfair.

    Thanks in advance for any insight.

    #219248
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    Hello everybody

    How long did it take for you guys to receive your ticket through the mail? I ordered my tickets on the 15th of January and still haven’t received them as of yet. I’m just a little anxious about the whole process since on the terms of agreement section of the acm.mc website while purchasing the tickets, they made some sort of reference to the fact that they are not responsible if tickets are lost in the mail. Though I did pay the extra 16 euro for Insurance on the two tickets.

    For the record, I’m in the US if that makes a difference.

    Thanks

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