In Singapore, most people's experiences of camping involve East Coast Park, Pulau Ubin, National Service, mosquitoes, or some combination of these.
So the opportunity to "glamp" — or glamorous camping — in heritage-rich and far less jungle-y Kampong Gelam was snatched up quickly by eager glampers.
The Kampong G(e)lamping programme by the Malay Heritage Centre, which cost S$450 per package, sold out within six minutes.
Experience sold out within minutes
On Friday (Oct. 23), the Malay Heritage Centre announced the launch of its new Kampong G(e)lamping @ MHC programme.
There were nine available slots, one per day between Dec. 16 and 24, which were sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
The slots were fully booked within just six minutes of the launch.
Immersive cultural experience
Here's what the S$450 programme, which accommodates up to five people, includes:
This is what the accommodation tent looks like:
And here's a shot of what the experience would look like at night.
Participants also get a guided tour of the Malay Heritage Centre, a guided walking tour of Kampong Gelam, an outdoor cooking class, and a beginner yoga class.
Although the experience is sold out, the Malay Heritage Centre will be conducting a giveaway for one slot, which will be conducted on its Facebook page between Oct. 30 and Nov. 6.
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Top photo via Malay Heritage Centre and Peatix.