Camping Sites & BBQ Pits Finally Reopening from 18 Mar & 29 Mar


Before travel restrictions were eased with VTLs and our borders re-opening, we all saw the rampant hike in #staycation stories that flooded social media when families or 5-pax besties snapped up bookings at quirky hotels just to do something together.

But alas, the true no-frills and most importantly, budget, approach to gathering and having fun in the great outdoors is finally back.

Yes, you can finally enjoy your self-cooked BBQ sambal stingray and aluminium foil-wrapped baked potatoes by the sea with four other friends from 18 March & 29 March onwards.

Pretty sure BBQ is fun for groups of five and not groups of 50.

What’s Available To the Public From 18 March Onwards

According to a joint statement release made by NParks, Singapore Land Authority (SLA), Building and Construction Authority (BCA), and Housing Development Board (HDB)—BBQ pits located within public parks, housing estates and private condominiums,  Kusu Island, St. John’s island, and Pulau Hantu Besar will be permitted for use from 18 March.

But you can begin booking the BBQ pits located in any of the public parks managed by NParks in advance from 15 March 2022, 10am sharp via the AXS system (

The BBQ permits booked via the AXS system will be valid from 12pm to 10:30pm so make sure to pack up before the permit expires.


For the BBQ pits located in Kusu Island, St. John’s Island, and Pulau Hantu Besar—no pre-booking is needed—those will be free for public use on a first come, first served basis. So plan ahead if you want to chope one for your gang of kakis.

For camping sites located in public parks managed by NParks, camping applications will also be available for booking from 15 March 2022, 10am onwards via the AXS system (

Another chance to self-DIY your glamping experience with four other budget friends.

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What’s Available To the Public From 29 March Onwards

Just remember that the camping sites on Lazarus Island and Pulau Hantu Besar will only be available for camping from 29 March 2022 onwards. The holiday lodge, Eagle Lodge, located on St. John’s Island will be available from 29 March as well.


Huzzah for the friend groups that like to go ulu places.

Applications for the camping sites on Lazurus Island and Pulau Hantu Besar, and Eagle lodge can be made in advance via from 15 March 2022, 10am.

COVID-19 Measures To Observe

However, don’t get too excited and go siao when you finally get to BBQ and eat by the sea.

Even if it’s outdoors, you are still required to adhere to safety measures which include wearing a mask once you are done eating your burnt chicken wings or drinking your soft drinks from disposable plastic cups.

Your camping tents must also be at least 5m apart from one another and the number of campers must be kept at 5 persons per camping permit.

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