A simple camping trip can be just as fun and enjoyable as any getaway. If you’re up for an outdoor adventure and something out of the ordinary, you might want to consider camping. Camping might sound ridiculous in a small island like Singapore, but believe us when we say it is possible to enjoy an authentic experience right here!
Where do I set up camp?
Here are the top three camping locations in Singapore. Before you decide to camp at any of these locations, remember to apply for a camping permit with NParks. Without one, there is a risk of getting fined. When applying for the permit, count the number of days your tent will be pitched instead of the number of nights you will be staying over. Each applicant is entitled to four camping days in a month.
You can apply for a Camping Permit at any AXS Station or online .
1. East Coast Park
At East Coast Park, you can choose to camp at Camping Area D or G. At these areas, campers have endless options of physical activities they can engage in while they are there. These include water sports, cycling, in-line skating, and even laser tag. Enjoy the rustic atmosphere and beach breeze, while you’re camping there too! Bonus: there are plenty of dining options so you don’t have to necessarily pack your own food for every single meal or survive on just cup noodles.
2. West Coast Park
Area 3 is a space dedicated for campers at West Coast Park. Its lush green lawn serves as a play area as well as a spot for activities like kite-flying and football. Relive the nostalgia as you bond over a good old BBQ session. Campers also have a chance to witness the scenic view of the nearby yachts at the Singapore Yacht Club.
What campers like about West Coast Park over East Coast Park is that it has a more serene environment as there are fewer visitors usually.
3. Pasir Ris Park
We recommend heading over to Area 1 or 3 if you are planning to camp at Pasir Ris Park. It is relatively less busy compared to the other locations. There are countless of physical activities available here, so you will never find yourself unoccupied. Campers can also get close to nature – walk over to the Bird Watching Tower and the mangrove conservation, where you’ll get to observe a variety of local wildlife.
Where do I get camping gear?
Camping location, checked. What’s next?
It’s time to start prepping all the camping gear that you’ll need. Beginners and even seasonal campers can find everything they need over at these three locations. Items sold are appropriate for outdoor activities and most importantly, of good quality. If you’re unsure of what to bring along, ask the staff at the stores. They’ll be more than happy to share their knowledge.
180 Kitchener Road, #02-03 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539
1 Joo Koon Circle, #02-21, Singapore 629117
249 Holland Ave Singapore 278980
Monday to Sunday, 10 AM to 10 PM.
2. Outdoor Life
Novena Square #02-60/67, 238 Thomson Road, Singapore 307683
Plaza Singapura #04-18B/30/31, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Sunday to Thursday, 11 AM – 9 PM.
Friday to Saturday, 11 AM – 9.30 PM.
3. Camper’s Corner
More camping tips
- If you think that is about everything to prepare for the camping trip, think again. Be it a beginner or a seasoned camper, always make sure to stay organized and make a checklist. A checklist gives you a clear idea of what to pack and what you might have missed out.
- Always be prepared when it comes to the weather as it can be unpredictable. Check the weather forecast and pack along essentials that will help out in the case of rain.
- Last but not least, plan your meals well for the whole camping duration. That is, if you’re not planning to eat out at the food establishments around the area.