‘Glampers’ of Singapore opts for airport stays for year-end holidays
Overnight stay at an airport isn’t unheard of, especially if you miss a flight. But choosing to spend your holidays inside the airport terminal in a tent is something entirely different.
With the pandemic severely limiting prospects of overseas holidays, many in Singapore are going “glamping”, or glamourous camping, this holiday season, where they will be staying overnight in luxury tents at the retail and leisure wing of the Changi Airport.
Fadlina Musa, a glamper was all excited to say “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,”
Khairil Anuar Malek, her husband too while echoing her opinion 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 ain’t a cheap affair at all. Glampers will have to spend up to US $270 a night for queen-sized beds, shopping discounts, a cool box for picnics, and plenty of festive Christmas lights. Not even private bathroom facilities are not provided.
Air-conditioned gardens, walking trails, and an indoor waterfall provide a sense of the great outdoors, minus the bugs, rain, and humidity.
The ‘glamp-cations’ at Changi Airport were sold out until 28 Dec, reflecting appetite among Singapore residents for creative distractions that have included flights and cruises limited to the country’s airspace and waters.
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