Children’s Season 2014, Play@NMS

If you drive pass National Museum of Singapore, you will noticed two iconic playgrounds (有龙有象). 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 🙂

(Image credit I ♥ Museums)

We believe Tan Family also had a Fun outing with the playgrounds 🙂
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 🙂

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 ♥ Museums and their top 5 tips for PLAY@NMS (National Museum).

(Image credit I ♥ 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.

Old Watermelon 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, Run, Hide & Seek (again?)

or Ninja Warrior?

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

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.

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 早报.

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 – (how our Project was born)

#2 – Elephant Pasir Ris –

# School of Hard Knock Playground exhibitions at Esplanade Tunnel
#3 & 4 Seal Dakota Crescent, and Adventure playground Jalan Tua

# Some other playground blogs we found along the way

#5 – Dragon Toa Payoh and Dinosaurs

#6 – Pelican at Dover

#7 – Merry-Go-Round at Tiong Bahru Park

#8 – Watermelon and Mangosteen at Tampines

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