SINGAPORE – With the pandemic putting an end to travel plans, some in Singapore are going ‘Glamping’. But instead of picking eye catchy locales, people are choosing to spend their holidays in a tent in the airport.
‘Glamping’, or glamourous camping is staying overnight in luxury tents at the retail and leisure wing of the Changi Airport.
“Usually we go out of the country every holiday but since we can’t travel much and it’s a school holiday, I thought why not do something different for the children,” said Fadlina Musa, standing under twinkling fairy lights.
Her husband, Khairil Anuar Malek, said it was nice to get out of the house. “It has been very tough for all of us, so we wanted to experience closeness at a different level,” he said.
Glamping comes at a hefty price. Guests spend up to S$360 ($269) a night for queen-sized beds, shopping discounts, a box for picnics and plenty of festive Christmas lights. However, private bathroom facilities are not provided. Despite the cost ‘glamp vacation’ at Changi Airport is sold out until December 28.
The entire glamping package comes with air-conditioned gardens and walking trails. They even have an indoor waterfall to give campers an ‘outdoorsy’ feel.
Serene Beh, an accounting manager visiting the mall with her family, said she liked the idea, at the right price. “I will look at the package,” she said. “If it’s worth it, then I think it’s a good experience for the children who have never been camping before.”