In searching for the old playground that still left in Singapore, we found out that there is one very near to our home. The bum boat (perahu sampan) is a resemble of those boats that used to be common in Singapore River. The unique mosaic design with sandy floor makes it an interesting place to visit. Although seems very old (some says it’s been there since 1994) and there’s not much to play with, the mosaic color still seems very shiny and beautiful and the boats still looks very strong.
As I said before, there isn’t much to do here except climb up the stairs and slide down to the end. Children can climb along the tires too. The slide is short with gently slope which is save for younger children. The climbing activities can be very challenging for little children too.
It is located very near to Elias Mall, which we just found out to be a very nice place to live with HDBs, condos, market, food courts, playground, and big space for cycling. Seeing a non plastic playground with sand inside was very refreshing for lil boy, so although it was just raining when we came which made the sand and the slide a little bit wet, still he managed to have lotsa fun there.
He will come again (as he said) to play, and I want to shop in the Sheng Siong Supermarket and visiting the many food courts which famous for their seafood.
Let’s hope this playground won’t be refurbished in the near time and replaced with plastic playground.