The date of the race is fast approaching and even if it is still several months away, it seems that anyone planning on going to Singapore that weekend should be prepared to pay a hefty price. I did not buy tickets – for the plane, hotel, and race – last month when I first posted an entry on the night race because I was not sure if my finances could handle it. Now that September is looming nearer, I decided to check out the prices yet again to see if something could be done.
I shouldn’t have been surprised, really. As with any other event, the closer it gets to that event, the more expensive and difficult it is going to be. I tried looking at various online hotel booking sites and found very few available accommodations. The hotels which are near the streets where the race is going to be held are charging up to 100% more than they usually do! They say that this is due to the special tax that the government is charging for this weekend.
Hostels seem to be a better choice, with much more affordable prices. I haven’t found out if they are going to be near the track though. I am thinking that maybe, I might have to content myself in staying somewhere not near the track.
As for the race tickets, there are still some left but the cheapest I have seen is about $150 – that’s for general admission. If you want the really good deal, be prepared to shell out around $6000. Now I know for sure I won’t be getting those tickets…