In 1973 the Housing Development Board of Singapore initiated a series of playgrounds designed by Mr Khor Ean Ghee. It captured the imagination of all Singaporeans with a distinctively local flavour built around archetypes of swings and see-saws.


The playgrounds have slowly been phased out in the name of progress, however their image has strengthened over time and now became entrenched within Singapore’s national identity, becoming genuine icons that all Singaporeans have endeared themselves to. Though the scale of the playground itself may disappear, its huge affinity with locals can still remain in many small ways now with The Dragon, The Pelican and The Elephant.

Picture1HINIKA is proud to introduce a series of design-objects that capture the spirit of these playground icons, allowing one to reminisce about their childhood memories.

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The dragon playground was a prominent presence in Ang Mo Kio and Toa Payoh. They were phased out due to safety concerns. The last of the few dragon playgrounds can be seen at Blk 28 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Singapore.

Material: Solid Wood, Polyurethane Upholstered Seat

Dimensions: 692 mm x 309 mm x 561mm

Maximum load: Up to 120 kg.


Sketched by the Intern (I am sorry I forget your name, hope you are doing very well) who created the Dragon under the pupilage of Jarrod Lim.

Now available at the XTRA showroom at The Gardens Mall.