Remember when playgrounds in Singapore were places where kids could run, jump, climb, crawl and more? Some of the play areas in HDB estates are well, boring for kids. But we found some really amazing ones all over the island, including this Toa Payoh playground.
In our HDB playground series, we visit six of these wonderful play spaces in Singapore that your kids will love exploring. This week, we go to Toa Payoh, home of the iconic dragon playground.
But this time around, we’re at Toa Payoh Crest, which has a great space for preschoolers and older kids to play freely.
It’s one of several Singapore playgrounds built to celebrate each area’s heritage. The name Toa Payoh means big swamp in Hokkien, as the area used to be swampland.
That’s why the playground has raised mounds that resemble stepping stones. Climbing ropes lead to tunnel slides that simulate the experience of wading through a swamp.
You’ll find this Toa Payoh playground in front of blocks 131 and 131C, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh.
Watch the other videos in this series:
Photo: Young Parents