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Singapore GP Off-Track feature

On my way home from the Phillipines earlier this year Raziff and Russell surprised me at Changi Airport by taking me out to a quick dinner I organized. And after sharing my experiences from the seven back to back races in Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia, Raziff asked for a little write up… which he just published to the 1,200 Singapore GP marshals volunteering for the 2013 season. Massive thanks to Raziff for the shout-out!

Looking forward to the Singapore trip this September… not just for the GP, but for the amazing food of Southeast Asia and another R&R visit to Malaysia and Thailand.

Singapore F1 Grand Prix appreciation letter

Four month after the conclusion of the Singtel Singapore F1 Grand Prix the marshals receive a little gift in the mail: a certificate of appreciation and a group photo taken at the event. This is a really neat touch from the organizers to stay in touch with the marshals and indeed show their gratitude to the volunteers that shared their time and enthusiast at the night race.

This is my second certificate from Singapore, and fourth overall. Not every country does the certificate mailer but those that do give you something to hang on the wall and be proud of. So far I’ve got one from Malaysia and Australia as well. The most interesting one is from Malaysia who give you a blank certificate that you fill in with your name at your leisure. Ironically I lost mine at the LCCT terminal at Sepang/Kuala Lumpur low cost airport while flying back to Singapore, but they were kind enough to send me another copy. Sweet!

Singapore F1 Grand Prix & Southeast Asia

I am absolutely exhausted, not sure whether its from the 20+ hour flight home from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia via Tokyo, Japan… or from the two weeks of non-stop travelling around Southeast Asia visiting Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Bangkok and Tokyo. I did have fun however, especially at Singtel Singapore F1 GP.

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I have to say that not everything went absolutely honkey dorey, but things ran like clockwork and I am extremely proud of that achievement. I’ll share the ups and downs below:

1. The day trip to Singapore went super well, I got a chance to drop off my carry-on at my host David’s house, take a refreshing shower, and visit my best friend Vivian on this trip.

2. Two day visit to Kuala Lumpur went extremely well. My host was a wonderful person near Batu Caves, and a number of other Couch Surfers showed up for my foodie night.

3. Two days in Phuket, Thailand went exceptionally well. I loved my rental car, as much as I loved the villa I stayed in with another Couch Surfer.

4. Two days in Bangkok, Thailand went OKAY. Not fantastic but by no means bad either. My hosts were great European expats, shame I missed an opportunity to meet locals.

5. Singapore F1 GP went exceptionally well also, though I was a bit frustrated that for some reason this year I was treated more like an outsider compared to last year.

6. Final day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was an absolute blast. Another sightseeing foodie tour saw a number of people come join and we had a hell of a time together.

7. I decided to clear customs and immigration to get some sushi at Narita Airport in Tokyo Though after a little while I felt like a zombie, so sleepy.

Overall, it was a memorable trip. Though obviously things could have gone better.

There’s always next year ­čÖé

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