Selected camping sites and barbecue pits in Singapore’s parks to reopen from Wednesday

Applications have resumed, with half of all camping sites and barbecue pits in Singapore falling under this list.

Phoon Jia Hui

Jack of all trades, master of drinking boba milk tea.

Published: 19 January 2021, 10:49 AM

Half of all camping sites and barbecue pits in Singapore will reopen for use from Wednesday (Jan 20), the National Parks Board (NParks) said. 

This is in line with the Multi-Ministry Task Force’s latest advisory on the COVID-19 situation.

The parks where one can apply for a camping permit for are East Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park and West Coast Park. The barbecue pits at seven parks, such as Changi Beach Park and West Coast Park, will also be available for permit application.

Applications, which resumed on Jan 13, can be made on NParks’ website.  The latest COVID-19 advisories for gardens, parks and nature reserves can also be found on the website. 

To ensure safe distancing, no intermingling among different groups is allowed. 

Camping tents must be pitched at least five metres apart. The number of campers must also be kept at six per camping permit, the permitted group size before COVID-19. 

For barbecue pit permits, they are valid from noon to 10.30pm daily with a maximum of eight people allowed at each pit. The measures are aligned with safe management measures for F&B outlets. 

In addition, participants will need to check in with the SafeEntry QR code using either the TraceTogether app, or bringing their TraceTogether token along.  

Should you intend to visit any of these parks, you may check for the latest updates on crowd levels at the Safe Distance @ Parks portal too.

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