Besides animals, dinosaurs, the old playgrounds in Singapore were also designed to take the shape of fruits, and namely local favourites. For example, the Watermelon playground situated behind Blk 858 of Tampines Avenue 5 and Mangosteen playground.
Creatively shaped like a slice of watermelon, the playground structures are decorated with red, white (or yellow) and green mosaic tiles to resemble the flesh and skin of a watermelon. This old playground was rather cleverly designed, complete with holes on the walls that look like the seeds of a real watermelon.
The last standing watermelon playground at Tampines has been refurbished with rubber mat and seats in the middle replacing what used to be a swing. It won’t surprise us if you end up having a juicy slice of watermelon after having fun here!
How to Get to Watermelon Playground in Tampines Central Park Singapore
Location: 858 Tampines Ave 5 Singapore 520858
By Bus: 22, 34, 69, 72, 291, 293 and 513
Parking: Nearby HDB carparks
Nearest MRT: Tampines MRT