Weekends are a time to recharge and recuperate, and we all know festive weekends can be a little too much to handle sometimes. We know some of you would rather get away from it all in search of some solitude, and we’ve got the perfect solution for you!
Beat the crowds by grabbing a few essentials and heading towards the great outdoors for a relaxing night to remember in your own portable house. What are we talking about? Camping, of course!
No longer the domain of girl guides and boy scouts, couples and families alike are getting in on the action too in a BIG way! After all, what’s there not to love? With the kind of facilities our parks have, it’s the perfect next-door staycation that’s super-friendly on the pocket. Grab a picnic basket or some BBQ grub and we’re all set and ready to go!
Changi Beach Park
Designated camping areas in Singapore include lovely outdoor spots by the sea like Changi Beach Park, East Coast Park, West Coast Park and Pasir Ris Park. Imagine falling asleep and waking up to the sound of lapping waves, right by your feet!
To get started, all you have to do is apply for a camping permit, which are available from an AXS machine or go to www.axs.com.sg After that, life’s a breeze with plenty of seaside activities like fishing, biking, watersports to occupy you until you’re ready to drop. Food options are a-plenty nearby and you can even fire up your own BBQ pit if you so desire.
If you’d rather get out of Singapore, popular biking spot Pulau Ubin’s Jelutong, Noordin and Maman Beaches don’t need a camping permit, but campers are advised to inform officers at the Pulau Ubin Police Post on the day that they are camping.
Prefer snorkeling? Tranquil hotspot Sisters’ Island and Pulau Hantu are also popular camping spots and preferred by many. All you have to do is notify the executive management of Sentosa by sending an e-mail to [email protected] for a camping permit.
Trust us, it really isn’t like the camping of yore! Sports and camping equipment shops Adventure 21, Camper's Corner Outdoor Outfitters and Sports Connection have all increased their import and sales of camping equipment in the past 5 years to cope with increased demand. However, if you’re that lazy, Big Bear Camping is your one-stop solution for all the details you’ll need to settle.
Once you’re set, just pack a change of clothing, your toothbrush, and you’ll all good to go! Enjoy!
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