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     2007

 

Start of road works for Singapore Formula One Race

A series of road works will be undertaken in the city centre, which includes road widening works along Raffles Boulevard from Nicoll Highway to Temasek Avenue.
Other works in the city centre will include modifications to existing roads, such as the removal of road kerbs and traffic islands along the confirmed F1 track alignment...

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Safety and security measures for Formula One races

"For the safety of spectators, safety barricades will be lined up around the perimeter of the race circuit. This is similar to the arrangement adopted by most of the countries hosting F1 races...
"To ensure security for the event, Police will conduct checks on bags and personal belongings at designated access points to prevent smuggling of any weapons or prohibited items. Spectators who refuse to have their bags check can be denied entry. Spectators who appear to be highly intoxicated could also be denied entry..."

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Formula One (F1) levy on hotel room revenues

"Following consultation with the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has decided on the following rates for the Formula One (F1) levy on hotel room revenues:
a. 30% of the total revenues from rooms and room packages for trackside hotels; and
b. 20% of the total revenues from rooms and room packages for all other tourist hotels[1]..."

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Inaugural F1 Singapore Grand Prix to be held on 28 Sep 2008

"A fortnight ago, on 27 July 2007, the F└d└ration Internationale de l¨Automobile (FIA, or the World Motor Sports Council) set the date of the first Singapore Grand Prix as 28 September 2008.
"The 5.05km long street circuit offers a number of overtaking opportunities, fast turns and technically challenging sections for F1 race drivers, which, in turn, will present viewers with compelling race action to keep them on the edge of their seats.
"More than 70 per cent of the street circuit is made up of Singapore¨s existing road network. The Paddock building will house the control tower, garages for the teams, hospitality lounges, Press Room and other facilities..."

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