Gearing up for an adventurous hiking, camping or active retreat? Get your camping equipment from these stores in Singapore.
During the holidays or even over weekends, many Singaporeans enjoy kicking back at beaches and parks around Singapore. And with park connectors linking most hiking trails together, staying active outdoors has become more convenient than ever. Extend your fun-filled day of adventure by camping at popular campsites like East Coast Park, West Coast Park, Pasir Ris or Pulau Ubin. But first, you’ll need some essential camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags and cooking needs to ensure your day (or night) goes smoothly.
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For durable equipment: Beach Road Army Market
If someone in the family has served National Service, you would have probably swiped their sturdy ponchos and hardy bags as your own for camping needs. While civilians do not usually think about shopping at this store, it really is a no-brainer to do so since soldiers train, eat and even sleep outdoors, so you know you can rely on these durable items for any camping situation.
Address: #02-158, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road
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For hardcore campers: Nalno.com
Also located at Golden Mile Food Centre, this physical and online store specialises in camping gear that is suited for rougher events. They provide everything from crockery and camping knives to fishing equipment. Whether you need to buy items for accommodation purposes or protection from the elements, Nalno.com has it.
Address: #02-206 Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road
Opening hours: 11am to 7pm, closed on Wednesdays and Sundays
For basic essentials: Army Gear & Camping Equipment
Located in the West for Westies who don’t want to go to town, this shop has all the basic camping gear you need. You can buy basics like sleeping bags and karabiners, but they also have cookware including lighter fluid, pots and portable stoves. Right beside it is a sports gear store, where you can get roller blades, scooters and trampolines to make your camping trip exciting.
Opening hours: 11am to 8pm daily
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For the widest variety: Decathlon
This popular sports retailer is a crowd-pleaser because of its large selection and affordable pricing. They have everything for almost every sport and activity out there, from hiking and skiing, to cycling and snorkelling. Along with their wide variety of clothing, this mega-store also boasts an array of camping equipment – tents, chairs, and even cooking ware.
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm, 9am to 10pm (Bedok outlet) daily
For value buys: Giant
While it is a supermarket, you’ll be surprised at how much camping equipment Giant offers. Smaller outlets have clothes and cutlery for your outdoor needs. If you’re looking for huge tents that can fit up to six, head to the bigger stores. With good quality pieces catered to the general audience, items here are sold at reasonable prices to fuel your camping needs. Food included.
Address: 61 stores all around Singapore
Opening hours: Varied timings depending on each store