Singapore: Happy ‘glampers’ pick airport stays for year-end holidays


Staying in a single day at an airport isn’t remarkable, particularly if you happen to miss a flight. But selecting to spend your holidays there in a tent is one thing totally totally different.

With the coronavirus pandemic severely limiting journeys overseas, some in Singapore this vacation season are going “glamping”, or glamourous tenting, staying in a single day in luxurious tents on the retail and leisure wing of the city-state’s 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,” mentioned Fadlina Musa, standing underneath twinkling fairy lights.

Her husband, Khairil Anuar Malek, mentioned it was good to get out of the home. “It has been very tough for all of us, so we wanted to experience closeness at a different level,” he mentioned.

Glamping isn’t low-cost. Guests spend as much as S$360 ($269) an evening for queen-sized beds, procuring reductions, a cool field for picnics and loads of festive Christmas lights. Private lavatory amenities aren’t supplied.

Air-conditioned gardens, strolling trails and an indoor waterfall present a way of the nice open air, minus the bugs, rain and humidity.

Serene Beh, an accounting supervisor visiting the mall along with her household, mentioned she preferred the concept, on the proper value.

“I will look at the package,” she mentioned. “If it’s worth it, then I think it’s a good experience for the children who have never been camping before.”

The ‘glamp-cations’ at Changi Airport have been offered out till December 28, reflecting urge for food amongst Singapore residents for artistic distractions which have included flights and cruises restricted to the nation’s airspace and waters.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.)

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