Children’s Season 2014, Play@NMS

If you drive pass National Museum of Singapore, you will noticed two iconic playgrounds (ζœ‰ιΎ™ζœ‰θ±‘). Once inflated, yesterday’s playground turn into giant bouncing castles!

As we walk nearer, we found some OLD familiar characters! Anyone remember our Elephant and Dragon stories?

Children quickly remove the foot wear and proceed to slide down “yesterdays” bouncing castles!

Welcome to Children’s Season 2014 at National Museum πŸ™‚

(Image credit I β™₯ Museums)

We believe Tan Family also had a Fun outing with the playgrounds πŸ™‚
children's season 2014

Video : Rocking the Dragon and Elephant playgrounds !

Old playgrounds Singapore

Children’s Season 2014’s National Museum theme is “Masak Masak : My Childhood”.
Let us showcase more old school games (pre-Atari and nintendo season).

Giant five stones anyone? or maybe Marbles? (watch the video for the actions)

We took the lift up for more Play.

Look what we found at the 3rd level and in the lift.

P.L.A.Y! Children’s Season is all about getting kids to play, to interact πŸ™‚

Who spotted the barn Owl?

There are some sculptures waiting for kids to explore. We had to give it a miss due to the long queue.

We found some interesting toilet rolls art work! So detailed and intricate. Kids were trying their best to peep into each hole for more surprises.

Daddy hope the toilet roll artwork can be lower so that the short ones everyone can enjoy the paper art. Each “roll” tells a story.

At this “dark room”, we are supposed to draw our own imagination with a LED torch. Kids try their best to project their creations onto the wall.

Do take note of the Bouncing castles timing (11am to 1pm, 3pm to 5pm)

I β™₯ Museums and their top 5 tips for PLAY@NMS (National Museum).

(Image credit I β™₯ Museums)

Masak Masak : My Childhood will be exhibiting at National Museum until 03 Aug 2014, and admission is free. (by the way, Masak Masak is Melayu for Play Cook).

Select Museums will be free during Children’s Season 2014. Do pop by their Website and Fanpage for latest updates. Up to 21 museums await you!

Which Museum is free

You might be interested in our Army Museum and Art Science Museum
(only for reference, as Children’s Season itinerary will be different).

More Masak Masak photos have been uploaded into our Fanpage album.

Old playground Watermelon and Mangosteen

We visited our last Old playground in 2011.
Eight of them are listed in our Project Playground.

If you are ever thirsty, the WaterMelon and Mangosteen at Tampines might bring the kids some fruity fun. Daddy loves the Red mosaic which blends in with the surrounding Red HDB blocks.

Kids do what they do best at a playground. Play!
slides at old playground

Slides, Run, Hide & Seek (again?)
is Water melon playground demolished

or Ninja Warrior?
Where is watermelon playground

Siblings love to follow their elder siblings. In this case, Boon Xin realised (too late) that some stunts are not suitable for smaller kids πŸ™

She fell and imprinted some Mosaic shape above her left eyebrow.
Fortunately, it was nothing serious.

She recovered in time to enjoy a few more swings.

More on the vibrant Red mosaic, and the glass blocks offering peek-a-boo.
How to go to Tampines old playground
Colourful shiny mosaic, old mosaics on playgrounds

5 minutes away, a pair of Mangosteen await. Unfortunately, there are too much graffiti and school children dating their partners within the Mangosteen.

These two fruits playground are at Tampines Central Park, next to Block 858 (PO 520858).
Old playgrounds near tampines Park

2040216 – We are featured on ζ—©ζŠ₯.

Video : Kids get re-acquainted with old playground again.

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/

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

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™‚