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For up to S$360 ($269) a night, those who have missed vacations can have a unique getaway without leaving the ground at Changi Airport.
Regularly named the best airport in the world, Changi Airport has a pool, air-conditioned gardens, walking trails, and even an indoor waterfall, alongside lots of luxury stores and restaurants.
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However, guests do not have private bathrooms and have to make do with existing airport facilities for travelers.
Despite the hefty price tag, the glamping tents are sold out until December 28.
“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,” Fadlina Musa told Reuters.
Her husband, Khairil Anuar Malek, said the pandemic has been “very tough” so the glamping tents offered a nice opportunity to get out of the house.
There have been 58,461 cases and 29 deaths from the coronavirus since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins data, and Singaporeans have been banned from traveling to most countries in the world bar a select few. Desire to travel, however, is high.
In September, Singapore Airlines announced that it was considering launching “flights to nowhere” which would both take off from and land at Changi Airport, but it then canceled this plan after criticism from environmental campaigners.
The “glamp-cations” could provide Singaporeans with the safer taste of travel they crave.
“I will look at the package,” Serene Beh, an accounting manager visiting the mall with her family, told Reuters. “If it’s worth it, then I think it’s a good experience for the children who have never been camping before.”
Changi Airport did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for further comment.
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published 2020-12-23 19:42:00