Don’t you just love old school retro playgrounds in Singapore?
Along Toa Payoh Lorong 6, an orange dragon roars on against the tide of time.
The iconic dragon-shaped playground, which was completed in 1979, will be preserved despite plans to revamp the mature Toa Payoh estate.
The brainchild of then-HDB designer Khor Ean Ghee, it is distinguished from modern playgrounds by its strong geometric lines and use of concrete, terrazzo and mosaic tiles, features abandoned owing to safety concerns in the mid-1990s.
Despite hogging the lion’s share of attention, the Toa Payoh dragon is not the only retro playground that has survived to this day.
Here are 6 of the best old school playgrounds in Singapore.