Since jetting off to an overseas holiday destination is off the cards, for now, people are booking hotels and beach resorts for a much-needed staycation in Singapore, making the most of the attractions in our very own backyard. Interest in camping – and its more bougie sister, glamping – has also surged as people are looking for a different experience.
Camping has its perks – being one with nature, staying away from the crowds, roasting marshmallows over a campfire, sharing stories and songs by it, and lounging under the stars with the sound of crashing waves lulling you to sleep. Plus, the thought of unzipping canvas in the morning and rolling out into the fresh air after last night’s numerous attempts of trying to pitch your tent sounds satisfying. After all, there’s no camping without getting out of your comfort zone.
With plenty of green spaces, you’d think that there are many campsites to choose from, but no. With camping no longer permitted at Changi Beach Park, Noordin Beach in Pulau Ubin, and Sisters’ Islands, you’re only legally allowed to set up camp at only five places in Singapore.
With campsites reopen for use early this year, campers are able to apply for a camping permit online or via an AXS machine. To ensure safe distancing, tents must be pitched at least five-metres apart, with the number of campers kept at six per camping permit. Not sure where to start? Here’s our guide on where to camp, how to apply for a camping permit, and what to pack.
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