If you love camping but prefer to do it in a comfortable setting, then glamping might be exactly what you’re looking for. With tents that are outfitted with power outlets, fans and even air conditioning, you won’t have to sacrifice your creature comforts. In Singapore, you can hire companies that set up tents that will make you feel like you’re out of town. Take your pick from the lush beachfronts of Pasir Ris or East Coast parks, or perhaps get a bit wild and head to the zoo. If you’re looking for a quick and easy weekend getaway without even leaving the Little Red Dot, here are five of the best glamping providers to check out.
1. Staycation in the Wild
Want a glamping experience that’s completely out of the ordinary? From now till 30 December 2022, Singapore Zoo is hosting glamping staycations that include unique wildlife experiences. The one-night stay ($1,599) is meant for a family of four and includes a spacious dome tent at the Pavilion by the Lake, admission tickets to the zoo, as well as breakfast and dinner at the Forest Lodge. Guests also get to participate in wildlife programmes that include guided tours and feeding sessions with elephants and rhinoceroses. On the last day of the glamping experience, you get to meet the zoo’s mystery animal ambassador.
2. Heavenly Glamping Singapore
Heavenly Glamping offers its luxe experiences in two locations. At the Seaside Glamping@Heritage Chalet in Pasir Ris, you can pick a normal tent ($299) that sleeps five or a big tent ($380) that sleeps up to eight. All tents include a canopy, picnic table and barbecue pit decorated with fairy lights. (charcoal and barbecue equipment available at $25, food at $55). Alternatively, you can opt for the Dome Tent Special ($400) that sleeps five and also includes an hour of Jacuzzi access at the chalet and rental of five bikes. One of the best perks of camping at Pasir Ris is that there’s plenty of activities available nearby, like prawning, fishing, picnicking and watersports – all of which can be arranged by Heavenly Glamping.
The second location, at East Coast Beach, is perfect for couples who want a more intimate experience. Here, you can opt for the Couple Package which includes a smaller bell tent, a single queen-sized air bed and a pair of battery operated fans.
3. Glamping Society Singapore
Glamping Society, Singapore’s first luxury camping provider, offers a wide range of packages for couples and larger groups of up to six people. The Couple Package ($299) include a medium-sized tent that’s decorated with flower petals and a picnic setup with a pizza and bottle of sparkling juice. Top up for whimsical touches like a fairy light pathway, a candlelit lace standee to picnic under and a mini cheese platter.
Glamping Society Singapore also offers packages for larger gatherings of up to eight people – there are also special birthday, proposal, anniversary, hen’s night and bridal shower packages. For locations, you can pick between Pasir Ris and Heritage Chalets at East Coast Park. The latter campsite offers benefits including air conditioning and direct access to the beach.
4. Wondrous Glamping
Founded in 2017 by Wonda and Sherryl, Wondrous Glamping offers camping experiences at East Coast Park and Pasir Ris Park. Their most affordable package, for $200, is good for two people and includes a spacious four-metre bell tent, a queen-sized air mattress, carpeted floors, fairly lights and a pair of portable fans. There are other packages for bigger groups and if you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, hen’s night or even planning to propose, you can also opt for themed add-ons.
5. Glamping City
Glamping City is the only company in this list that offers glamping tents at Orchid Country Club near Lower Seletar Reservoir – perfect for those who prefer a quiet and secluded location. Guests can also access the club’s pool and sauna and will get a one-hour pass for tennis and bowling. For a truly unique experience, spring for their futuristic Premium Dome ($399-$429), which can accommodate up to six people and features air conditioning and a skylight. Also worth checking out is the movie screening package that includes an outdoor theatre setup.