Singapore’s Heritage: Mosaic Playgrounds

In 1970s Singapore, iconic concrete playground structures were designed and built in the form of doves, pelicans, elephants and dragons – mostly the work of former HDB in-house designers like Mr Khor Ean Ghee.

A prototype drawing of the dragon playground by Mr Khor Ean Ghee. Image Credit: National Museum of Singapore
The Dragon Playgound at  28 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh.

Unfortunately, majority of these playgrounds were demolished due to Singapore’s rapid redevelopment.

Thankfully, efforts were made by grassroot groups to eventually convince the local heritage governing body to conserve 3 out of the 4 playgrounds featured here.

Relive the nostalgia when having a tea-time snack with the Playground series melamine plates (20cm in diameter) or with a series badge pin.

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