Individual Dimensions: 4cm x 4cm
Sold in a set of 6
Reminding us of the good old days, these fridge magnets capture the iconic images of our playgrounds, which used to sit atop sandy grounds. While these designs may not exist anymore, we can still have fun identifying the different icons, and recollecting stories of the past with this beautifully designed magnet set!
In 1979, HDB started to introduce new playground designs which conveyed a sense of Singapore’s identity. One such design was the iconic dragon playground, designed by Mr Khor Ean Ghee, a former in-house designer at HDB. These early playgrounds were mainly functional and comprised swings, slides, see-saws, merry-go-rounds etc.
Throughout the 1990s, the designs of Singapore’s playgrounds began to incorporate aspects of global culture including characters from popular cartoons and movies. However, by 1993, HDB stopped designing its own playgrounds and started to import modular playgrounds from overseas suppliers.
Today, most of the playgrounds found in housing estates are standard plastic play-sets with rubber mats, and similar to those found in developed countries all over the world.