more playgrounds: found.

Yesterday I had no classes, and so I took this opportunity to track down some more of Singapore’s heritage playgrounds! I found three more – in MacPherson, Bishan and Ang Mo Kio! Here are some more photos of playgrounds and playground-hunting related adventures 🙂

MacPherson

First stop: MacPherson, to locate another baby dragon playground!

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The playground is actually really close to the MRT – but there is so much contruction going on for the extension of the Downtown line that I ended up walking a pretty roundabout route! Which actually was really cool because…

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… turns out MacPherson is full of cool street art!

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The Circuit Rd/Pipit Rd HDB area around the dragon playground is especially cool – it is all dedicated to Van Gogh!

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Here is a nice wall 🙂

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And a cat contemplating this masterpiece!

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Mission accomplished! The baby dragon has been found! I like the pink and blue of this dragon 🙂 It is a very cute one!

Bishan

Next stop: Bishan, where the clock playground can be found!

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Bishan has some cool patterned buildings!

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I was ready for an afternoon snack by this point, so I got a watermelon and lemon juice from Junction 8, the mall above Bishan MRT 🙂

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And this cute Halloween cupcake called Boo!

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I had my afternoon snack in this cool clock playground! I really like this one – it’s so quirky and colourful!! This one was interesting too, because the rest of the playgrounds have been quite out of the way, but this one is in the middle of a busy area and next to a main road.

Ang Mo Kio

Finally: Ang Mo Kio, the home of the largest dragon playground!

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The walk to find the playground was very pleasant – Ang Mo Kio is so tree-ey!

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There is lots of green 🙂

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I had a nice stroll through the Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East, which is this cool hilly/hedgey/topiary situation!

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And they have these cute little log seats around the place 🙂

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TA DA! The huge Ang Mo Kio dragon! This is the final member of the dragon playground family. It’s less famous than its Toa Payoh relation, but it’s just as cool I think! It has two slides and the orange and teal colour scheme is nice too I think 🙂

It’s back to the studying life for a few days for me now! I finally am starting to understand where all the NUS-is-so-hard-so-much-work-who-needs-sleep hype is coming from… it took a while for the semester to heat up, but now that it has, I realise that the assignments DO NOT END 😛 I’m trying my best to do my best, but also to just be on exchange and not get tooooo lost in the studying madness. Other learning experiences are just as important!! (<– what I keep reminding myself 😛 ). SO – I’ll be back with more exploits soon! 😉

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