Final Malaysian Formula 1 Race to stage at Sepang Circuit
Malaysia will be holding a final Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit on 1 October. Ace drivers Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will be among those competing to win the prestigious event and add to their points tallies in the drivers’ and makers’ competitions.
12GO ASIA notes that tickets for the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix are still available on the organiser’s website and include cheaper ones for the covered Hillstand, the Main Grandstand and the K1 Grandstand. Those with a bit of spare cash can also buy VIP entry to the Platinum Club Suite.
Tourists and motor-racing enthusiasts are able to get a sneak preview at Sepang. Entry to seating zones is free on Friday 29 September. Sepang International Circuit is across the other side of Jalan Pekeliling from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and is around 45kms by road from the city centre.
The 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix is the nineteenth in the series since the opening of Sepang in 1999. It is also the final one as falling attendance figures, increased host fees and the more popular night race through the streets of Singapore have all driven nails into the Malaysian edition’s coffin.
Serious storms and rainfall in the southern provinces of Thailand have left large swathes of land flooded. Local authorities in Satun have reported floodwaters are up to 30 metres in depth and sandbag barriers have been put up to keep residential and business zones dry.
A modern ballet version of the classic Beauty and the Beast is coming to Bangkok next week. The city’s Thailand Cultural Centre is the venue for a ballet adaption of the old fairy tale by the Malandain Ballet Biarritz next Monday, the 2 October.
Noted violinist Yasmine Azaiez will be visiting Yangon next week and will play live at the Strand Hotel’s Sarkies Bar. The London-born musical maestro is due to take the stage at 19:00 and is all set to provide music fans with a treat rarely heard in this part of the world.