International Business & Economy 10 religious leaders bless 2016 F1 Singapore track and Internet finds it...

10 religious leaders bless 2016 F1 Singapore track and Internet finds it amusing




- Advertisement -

The 2016 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix kicks off next week (September 16-18), but not before the track is blessed by the city’s keepers of different of faiths. Representatives from 10 different religions which are practiced here in Singapore – Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Taosim, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, Baha’i faith, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism – came together to pray for the safety of all the competing drivers and crew who will be arriving for the ninth edition of Formula 1’s iconic night race in the Lion City.

The practice of praying for the circuit was started in 2008 as the organisers felt that safety is paramount and that they wanted to pray for the security of all involved in the race, and also for good weather.

The 2016 F1 Singapore Grand Prix is the world’s only night race and will also host several well-known international and local acts.

Some objected to it on religious grounds.
unnamed (1) unnamed (2)unnamed (3)Others wondered if Singapore is the only country in the world to bless the F1 tracks.
unnamed4 unnamed5While some felt that the religious leaders should be praying against the zika infections here instead, others thought that it was a positive symbol of religious harmony.

But these 2 comments beat them all.

- Advertisement -

Send in your scoop to 

- Advertisement -

Man attacks teen, calls him a virus, damages his phone

Singapore—A sudden attack took a teen by surprise when one man started yelling at him, physically harming him, and throwing his phone into a nearby drain at around 10.30pm on Tuesday (Feb 23) on a section of the road near the...

3 migrant workers die after 10 injured in Tuas industrial building blast

Singapore – Three of the 10 workers injured in an explosion at an industrial building in Tuas on Wednesday (Feb 24) died on Thursday. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a fire at No. 32E Tuas Avenue 11 at around...

Film producer says Myanmar maid called her family, wanting to go home, two weeks before she died

A video producer who visited the family of Piang Ngaih Don, the Myanmar maid beaten and starved to death by her employers in 2016, says Ms Piang somehow managed to call her family just two weeks before she died. She told...

Send in your scoop to