Singapore’s oldest playgrounds

Reposting our Playground Memories from our old blog. In 2011, we covered 7 old-school playgrounds over a period of two months. Sadly some playgrounds has since been torn down….

** updated 2013Dec **
We are featured on Channel U’s 100% Singapore !
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Daddy found this interesting article on Friday’s (07-Jan-2011) Straits Times Life section. He saw seven 30+ years old Playgrounds!

We got inspired, and ## Project Playground (PP) was born.
Sengkangbabies will be roaming these prehistoric playgrounds, before they are gone for good! Sadly, in Singapore, everything is build, tore down, and rebuild again in accelerated speed πŸ™

Our Old-playground project is not only dedicated to the kids, but also to everyone who is young-at-hearts πŸ™‚ Yes, you!! The boys and girls born in the 70s and 80s. Feeling Nostalgic already?

#Playground 1Dragon – Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Blk 570


Kids start climbing the stairs and the Dragon’s guts.

Video : Exploration, slow and fast boys

Boys, do you realise this playground is nearly as old as your Daddy?

On hindsight, Daddy should arrange smallest one behind..

Sliding with Sengkangbabies are never boring ! Yi got angry keke.

Video : Even Daddy could not resist the slides !

How many kid have fond childhood memories of Dragon?

When will people start taking care of their own playgrounds and backyards?

The other newer playground.

Legend !

Credits. . This is how it all started πŸ™‚

1) Photo from Alvin Luke Tan –> http://www.facebook.com/pages/M1-Singapore-Fringe-Festival/151047684911892

2) As part of 2011 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival (arts), School of Hard Knocks had showcased their “playgrounds-collection” captured over the last few years.

Quoted from their Facebook Wall
~~ The playground was our school, imagination was our friend, lifes lessons were learnt through the bumps and bruises we gathered from knocking against those colourful, rock hard mosaic tiles ~~

 

3) The original playground blogger Justin Zhuang –> http://justrambling.sg/?p=1105, click to start navigating with his GPS playground map.

Follow our links to explore Singapore’s oldest playgrounds.

Project Playground #, the oldest playgrounds :
#1 – Dragon Ang Mo Kio – http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/01/project-playground-singapores-oldest.html (how our Project was born)

#2 – Elephant Pasir Ris – http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/01/project-playground-2-pasir-ris-park.html

# School of Hard Knock Playground exhibitions at Esplanade Tunnel
http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/01/m1-singapore-fringe-festival-school-of.html
#3 & 4 Seal Dakota Crescent, and Adventure playground Jalan Tua
http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/01/project-old-playground-3-4-airport-road.html

# Some other playground blogs we found along the way
http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/02/this-coming-sunday-we-are-roaming-toa.html

#5 – Dragon Toa Payoh and Dinosaurs
http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/02/project-old-playground-5-toa-payoh.html

#6 – Pelican at Dover
http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/03/project-old-playground-6-dover-pelican.html

#7 – Merry-Go-Round at Tiong Bahru Park
http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/03/tiong-bahru-parks-train-and-merry-go.html

#8 – Watermelon and Mangosteen at Tampines
http://sengkangbabies.com/playground/ripe-watermelon-mangosteen-playground/

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More photos of Old playgrounds!
# Our fanpage has 100s of FUN photos
# Our Flickr album

** In our humble opinion, RememberSingapore is the most comprehensive about old Playgrounds πŸ™‚

Author: SengkangBabies

I am a Blogging Daddy of four. Our kids are roaming Singapore to bring you FUN,
This blog is use to capture our kids’ growing up phases, and we want you to leave our blog with a smile :)

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