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Saturday, January 15, 2011

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival - School of Hard Knocks gallery of Old Playgrounds

You know we have been running to old playgrounds, recollecting some "old" memories.

Daddy drop by Esplanade Tunnel the other day, to gather more research materials.
Under M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, LittleDromStore came up with "School of Hard Knocks", bringing you Singapore's oldest playgrounds.

School of Hard Knock's Playground exhibition will end on 23Jan. If you are nearby, why not bring your kids there to brag about your childhood experience? (Daddy agree with LittleDromStore that the older-generation is more rugged, and our "rough" playground played an important role )

From the gallery, it was obvious that old playground got their own identity.
The design themes were either fruits or animals.

..like the Hokkien will quote "Got Dragon got Tiger" - wu(3) leng(2) wu(3) hou(4).

Will our kids remember their own playgrounds 30 years on?
(plastic and rubber?). Daddy Andy can still remember his old playground, and the games we played around our playground.

.. police catch thief
.. hide and seek
.. kids of yester-years will climb the playground from any angle! (breaking all rules!)

Who need those modern functional playground, when themes are so Fun !

If you just want to feel nostalgia and feel good, take a stroll down Esplanade's memory lane, till 23Jan only. (10min walk from CityHall MRT)

We are doing our own little part to preserve some of our own heritage.
Hope some kids will be intrigued, to know that their Daddy and Mummy, were so Happening once upon a time.

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More info :
- M1 Singapore Fringe festival - http://www.singaporefringe.com/#/fringe-highlights/SCHOOL-OF-HARD-KNOCKS
- Little Drom Store - http://www.thelittledromstore.com/

Project Playground #, the oldest playgrounds :
#1 - Dragon Amk - http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/01/project-playground-singapores-oldest.html (how our Project was born)

#2 - Elephant Pasir Ris - http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/01/project-playground-2-pasir-ris-park.html

# School of Hard Knock Playground exhibitions at Esplanade Tunnel

#3 & 4 Seal Dakota Crescent, and Adventure playground Jalan Tua

# Some other playground blogs we found along the way

#5 - Dragon Toa Payoh and Dinosaurs

#6 - Pelican at Dover

#7 - Merry-Go-Round at Tiong Bahru Park

More photos of Old playgrounds!
# Our fanpage --> http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.271947186155766.85268.194377613912724
# Our Flickr album --> http://www.flickr.com/photos/41885413@N04/sets/72157626194436982/


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