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.
Image: Roots.govt.sg

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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