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 🙁
Our Old-playground project is not only dedicated to the kids, but also to everyone who is young-at-hearts 🙂 Yes, you!! The boys and girls born in the 70s and 80s. Feeling Nostalgic already?
#Playground 1 – Dragon – Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Blk 570
Video : Exploration, slow and fast boys
Video : Even Daddy could not resist the slides !
Credits. . This is how it all started 🙂
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 ~~
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
#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
** In our humble opinion, RememberSingapore is the most comprehensive about old Playgrounds 🙂