Many of the Singapore old playgrounds of yester-years have been demolished since the widespread interest in them after a Straits Times report in 2012. We trawled the island to hunt the rest of the heritage playgrounds still around in 2016.

remaining singapore old children playgrounds

1. Mini Dragon Playground at MacPherson

mini dragon at 53 pipit road

Location: Between Blk 53 & 54 Pipit Road Singapore 370053

For more information, visit Dragon Playground at MacPherson

2. Dove Playground at Dakota Crescent

Right in the Dakota Crescent’s old HDB blocks is the vintage blue Dove playground still in sand-pit.

heritage playground dove and pyramid dakota crescent

Location: In front of Blk 10 Dakota Crescent Singapore 390010

For more information, visit Dove or Pigeon Playground at Dakota Crescent

3. Clock Playground at Bishan

Right beside the bus interchange in Bishan is this mosaic clock playground.

bishan clock playground

Location: 514A Bishan Street 13 Singapore 571514

For more information, visit Clock Playground at Bishan

4. Iconic Full Dragon Playground at Toa Payoh

The Toa Payoh dragon playground was picked by New York culture blog, Flavorwire.com, as one of 15 amazing playgrounds from all over the world. Good news! It was announced that this dragon playground will be preserved and not demolished.

face of old dragon playground toa payoh

Location: 28 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh Singapore 310028

For more information, visit Dragon Playground at Toa Payoh

5. Sampan / Bumboat Playground at Elias Mall

Row, row, row your boat. Do you know there is a one-of-a-kind sampan / bumboat design sand playground at Elias Mall Pasir Ris Singapore?

bumboat mosaic playground pasir ris

Location: Block 625 Elias Road Singapore 510625

For more information, visit Sampan / Bumboat Playground at Elias Mall

6. Water Melon Playground at Tampines

Tutti frutti. Designed like watermelon slices, this old mosaic playground in Tampines is the last of its kind in Singapore.

watermelon mosaic playground tampines

Location: 858 Tampines Ave 5 Singapore 520858

For more information, visit Water Melon Playground at Tampines

7. Dinosaur Playground at Kim Keat

T-Rex invades HDB Block! Hidden near the famous Dragon playground in Toa Payoh is a T-rex guarding her eggs with her playful baby dinosaur.

TRex dinosaur playground at kim keat

Location: Blk 27 Kim Keat Ave Singapore 730827

For more information, visit Dinosaur Playground at Kim Keat

8. Mangosteen Playground at Tampines

Another fruit inspired playground, this time by the queen of fruits herself! This mangosteen shaped playground can be found right beside the watermelon playground in Tampines Central Park.

mangosteen mosaic playground tampines

Location: Blk 858 Tampines Avenue 5 Singapore 520858

For more information, visit Mangosteen Playground at Tampines

9. Dinosaur Playground at Fu Shan Park

Another prehistoric animal sighted! Apart from the dinosaur themed playground in Kim Keat, there is actually another dinosaur playground in Fu Shan Garden Park Woodlands.

dinosaur playground fu shan park

Location: Blk 827 Woodlands Street 81 Singapore 730827

For more information, visit Dinosaur Playground at Fu Shan Park

10. Animals Playground at Toa Payoh

This vintage animals playground is simply made up of stone structures in the shapes of duck, elephant and horse where kids can ride on them. The only pet peeve we had was there were no movable parts in this playground.

colourful vintage animal

Location: Blk 2 Toa Payoh Lor 7 Singapore 310002
For more information, visit Animals Playground at Toa Payoh

11. Dragon Playground Ang Mo Kio Ave 3

Another dragon classic! The old Dragon playground in Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 is the last of the 2 large vintage Dragon outdoor children playgrounds that is still around.

Dragon Playground Ang Mo Kio Ave 3

Location: Blk 571 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Singapore 560570

For more information, visit Dragon Playground Ang Mo Kio Ave 3

12. Merry Go Round Tiong Bahru (Update: No longer around)

One of the last (if not last) playground with a traditional merry-go-round that is still in a good condition. This merry-go-round can be found in Tiong Bahru adventure park.

merry go round tiong bahru park

Location: Tiong Bahru Road Singapore 168732

For more information, visit Merry Go Round Tiong Bahru

13. Mini Dragon Playground at Toa Payoh Lorong 1

Mini Dragon Playground at Toa Payoh Lorong 1

Location: Blk 240 and 241 Toa Payoh Lor 1 Singapore 310240

For more information, visit Dragon Playground at Toa Payoh Lorong 1

Below are some of the old playgrounds that have been closed off or demolished, mainly due to safety concerns.

  • Clock Playground Boon Lay (cordoned off)

old clock playground boon lay

  • Clock Playground Pasir Ris
  • Dove Playground at Bukit Batok
  • Elephant at Pasir Ris (site returned to government)

elephant mosaic playground pasir ris

  • Merry Go Around at Upper Seletar Reservoir
  • Pelican, Rabbit and Tortoise at Dover
  • Pineapple at Tampines
  • Sparrow at Clementi
  • Water Melon at Pipit

So hurry and visit the rest before they are gone. It is a race against time. Leave no regrets.

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