While the playground is not in itself a game, it nevertheless deserves a place in our memories. It’s where games are played, limits explored, challenges thrown and most of all, where friendships are made.
Other than a place where neighbours get to know one another, the playground also serves as a marker of time. In the 80s, playgrounds were mostly concrete structures in sandboxes, with iconic shapes unique to Singapore such as bumboats, dragons and attap houses. Modern playgrounds have lost much of this local flavour in a trade-off for improved safety standards, and are usually made of plastic and rubber.