Outdoor life: More in S'pore are going camping and hiking to be immersed in nature

Travel agency SGTrek conducts "camp-cations" at a private campsite in Sembawang where participants can learn basic survival skills such as how to pitch a tent, cook in the outdoors and start a fire. Since campsites reopened this year, Mrs Dixie Chin
Travel agency SGTrek conducts “camp-cations” at a private campsite in Sembawang where participants can learn basic survival skills such as how to pitch a tent, cook in the outdoors and start a fire. PHOTO: SGTREK
Ms Dixie Chin and her 15-month-old son during a camping trip at East Coast Park with her husband Alvin Chin (not pictured).
Ms Dixie Chin and her 15-month-old son during a camping trip at East Coast Park with her husband Alvin Chin (not pictured).PHOTO: ALVIN CHIN
On weekends, many head outdoors to camp including Mr Muhammad Rezal Ramli and his family.
On weekends, many head outdoors to camp including Mr Muhammad Rezal Ramli and his family.PHOTO: MUHAMMAD REZAL RAMLI

SINGAPORE - They have long dreamed of the van life - living out of a motorhome on an extended road trip around the United States, Canada, Europe or China.

When the circuit breaker lifted last June, Mr Alvin Chin and his wife Dixie Chin, both 48, decided to simulate it as best they could.

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