That Old school Playground Video

Remember our earlier post about uncles Daddies (Andy and Kelvin) and young kids musing about Dragon?

Video : That Dragon (ιΎ™) story is ready. We talk about our childhood memories, preserving heritage, making friends at playgrounds etc πŸ™‚

Video credit : A group of students from Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information in NTU (they are passionate about our heritage too)

For your dose of old playgrounds, do pop by our “2011 Project Playground” summary.
You will be able to dig out more photos, and links to other write-ups πŸ™‚

Go visit some of the playgrounds, before they are gone forever.

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 –>

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 –>, 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 – (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

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