The Ultimate Guide To GPSS@Kampong Gelam Event This F1 Season


Qistina Roslan •  Sep 11, 2023

Make a pitstop during Singapore’s F1 week to GPSS@Kampong Glam! Come down to satisfy your hunger, enjoy the vibes and dance the night away as you take in the electrifying atmosphere that the Grand Prix Singapore bestows. There’s food you can enjoy and a plethora of fun activities for the whole family!

GPSS@Kampong Gelam is happening right now, from 8 September to 17 September! It is located at the carparks on Aliwal Street and Pahang Street It opens daily from 2 pm to 10:30 pm.

What to eat:

Wondering where to eat during the much-hyped F1 week? Look no further than the GPSS Food Park at Aliwal Street and Hot-Pit Stop: Grills & BBQ along Pahang Street!

(Note: Aliwal Street is the main F&B area, Pahang Street has a few F&B stalls, but the main stage is located here!)

With various delicious, mouth-watering foods available, you’ll definitely be coming back for more. From takoyaki to the shepherd’s pie, the plethora of food stalls will surely fill your cravings. Time to makan-makan your way through F1 week!

1. The Padangton

The Padangton offers their signature succulent dish, The Padangton, in all 3 varieties: Lamb shank, beef or chicken rendang. They also offer dishes such as the decadent Wagyu Saute Padang and the exciting Pulut Sushi Rendang Padang.

Halal status: Halal-certified

2. Gohan SG

Gohan SG has also set up a store at GPSS Food Park, serving delectable Japanese delights such as Truffle Tobiko Rice Bowl, and their Donburi (Smoked duck, Wagyu Beef and Salmon Mentaiko).

Halal status: Halal-certified

3. Grilled meats

Craving some grilled meat? Maybe some beautiful, smoked brisket? Head down to the Hot-Pit Stop along Pahang Street! Picanha’s has got you covered with its all-new Food Truck menu, while Big Paw Paws BBQ will lure you in with its menu offerings. Head down there to find out what’s in store!

Halal status for Picanha’s: Halal-certified

Halal status for Big Paw Paws BBQ: Muslim-owned and uses 100% Halal-certified ingredients

4. Desserts

Desserts are aplenty, with stalls such as Nova Bakehouse in their collaboration with Offday Coffee, bringing you their signature flavours such as Salmon Mentaiko Croon, and Nutella Croon. Look out for their event-limited Strawberry Cheesecake Croon, too! All are at $8 each. Or get a set of 3 for $22.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

5. Drinks

Quench your thirst with GAOsyp’s Watermelon Milk, or visit the staple Broti for their signature Thai Milk Iced Tea.

Halal status for Broti and GAOsyp: Muslim-owned

Other available food stalls are Mat Jagung, The Original Vadai, Mr PaniPuri, De’Tako, Krunchy Fritters, Terang Bulan, and many more! All of these are Muslim-owned and use halal-certified ingredients!

Worried about seating? Fret not! There are many seating areas and benches to rest your weary legs and enjoy your meals. Soak up the atmosphere and excitement during this F1 week!

What to do:

There’s more to GPSS@Kampong Gelam than makan-makan. From go-karts to live performances, there’s something for everyone this F1 weekend!

1. Mini F1 Go-kart Racing:

Let your kids zoom around a racetrack in miniature F1 cars as they become mini-F1 racers jetting down the track. If speeding down in go-karts isn’t your thing, sweat it out on the bouncy castles available at GPSS@Kampong Gelam.

2. Face Painting, Balloon Animals and More:

You can have your face painted or have an adorable balloon animal creation at the stands around the area. Or better yet, battle it out on the various arcade games at GPSS@Kampong Gelam.

3. Haji Lane’s Blockbuster:

Looking to dance the night away? Haji Lane’s Blockbuster offers two music zones for visitors to unwind and burn off those carbs!

What to see:

Need some time to unwind?

1. Singapore Stories:

Head down to 45 Sultan Gate to see the amazing, intricate miniatures that decorate the area. Artist Wilfred Cheah’s Singapore Stories: Miniatures of the Past mirror nostalgic places that bring you back to your childhood. The artist uses recycled materials to bring to life Singapore’s heritage. Take some time to look at the intricacies and hidden details! The miniatures range from the famous Toa Payoh Dragon Playground to the mamak shop (convenience store) under our HDB flats.

2. Live performances:

There are also live performances every night, such as the ‘Culturally Singapore’ showcase, which will showcase various multicultural performances.

So what are you waiting for? Come to Kampong Gelam and visit the GPSS event happening right now!

PS: There’s more to do in Kampong Gelam. Check it out!

PPS: Want to know more about the F1 Singapore Grand Prix? Come find out here!