23 Apr '18, 8am

They don't make 'em like they used to.

You would not know the man, but you would know of his playgrounds. Advertisement Khor Ean Ghee is the designer behind the first playgrounds found in Housing & Development Board estates, such as the iconic dragon playground at Toa Payoh. Working through numerous blueprints from 1970 to 1983, Khor’s designs would then go into a catalogue for HDB architects to browse and select for the neighbourhoods they were planning. Today, many of the playgrounds he designed have become national icons. Another playground designer Apart from Khor, Maria Boey is another notable figure who played a crucial role in the playgrounds of Singapore’s past. As a landscape architect and urban designer for the HDB, Boey planned Pasir Ris and Tampines Town. In doing so, she also contributed to the thematic parks there. In order to find out more about how Singapore’s playgrounds came into being from th...

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