Craving a holiday or just a change of scenery, but don’t have the time or the money? How about a camping staycation… yes there are some spots where you can pitch a tent in Singapore. Here are five of them.
#1 East Coast Park
This is a great spot for camping, with a cooling ocean breeze and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Amenities are plentiful too, with clean toilets and barbecue pits. But as this is quite the weekend party spot, it isn’t exactly a quiet night under the stars.
#2 Pasir Ris
This park has fewer folks hanging out after hours, which makes for a more remote feel than East Coast Park, yet with the same amenities and similar sea breezes.
#3 West Coast Park
Camping with kids? This may be your perfect spot, with seven play areas plus a nearby 7-Eleven for when your barbecue doesn’t go as planned.
#4 Pulau Ubin
While only a ten-minute bumboat ride away, Pulau Ubin feels like another world. You’ll be roughing it here though, and you’ll need to bring all your stuff, as there isn’t an all-night shop anywhere in sight.
Prefer to sleep under the stars without the fuss? Companies including Glam Nomad and the Glamping Society do the hard work of pitching tents and blowing up the beds for you. Some even offer air-conditioned tents!
Don’t forget! You’ll need a camping permit, but arranging one is easy peasy, via an nParks online application: nparks.gov.sg/online-services
For more helpful tips head to our living in Singapore section.
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