Old Playgrounds in Singapore

Dragons, watermelon, bumboats and doves — these were just some designs of public playgrounds built from the 1970s to early 1990s in Singapore. Built by the HDB, they were based on local themes and icons, and were unique spaces for a generation of Singaporeans who grew up with fond memories of them.

This is an on-going project. View photos of the playground and  find them to relive your childhood!


Read my article at CNNGo for a short history of these playgrounds or my Singapore Architect essay on what we’ve lost with their passing. Also in the works — a more detailed history of the playgrounds and I may have tracked down its designer…


  1. kathleen seah says:

    Hi there! I found another sand playground at woodlands st 13 @ the park. Not sure whether youre still doing this project. (:

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