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Sep/Oct 2019 Issue
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Heartland Play!

Playgrounds are well-loved hangout spots in the Housing & Development Board (HDB) heartlands and are where many fond childhood memories were made.

HDB’s new-generation thematic playgrounds are designed to inspire creative play and to highlight the history of the towns they are in. For example, in Keat Hong, where army camps used to be, children can “drive” tanks around “watch towers” at military-themed playgrounds.

Other new-generation thematic playgrounds include the “Adventure Playground” at Canberra estate. HDB collaborated with residents to conceptualise, design, and build this kelong-themed playground from scratch.

About 1,800 residents participated in design workshops and roadshows led by HDB to come up with this dream playground, which took a year and a half to complete!

Remembering old-school playgrounds

Some of the most iconic playgrounds built from the mid-1970s to the 1980s were also inspired by local culture and heritage. Think animals, fruits, vegetables, and everyone’s favourite mythical creature, the dragon! These old-school HDB playgrounds included simple play components like slides and see-saws.

To pay homage to these endearing HDB playgrounds, HDB has now designed limited edition playground-themed collectibles.

The complete MyNiceHome Starter Kit
The complete MyNiceHome Starter Kit.

Stand a chance to get hold of these collectibles by taking part in the MyNiceHome giveaway! Here’s how:

  1. Take a selfie at the MyNiceHome Gallery

    The MyNiceHome Gallery at HDB Hub features tastefully decorated HDB show flats for a stylish dose of design inspiration. Pose for a photo at the selfie corner, upload it on Instagram before the end of October, and hashtag “mynicehome”. Here are the full address and opening hours of the gallery:

    Biz Four, 3rd storey, 470 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
    Singapore 310470

    Opening Hours:
    Monday to Saturday: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
    Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed

  2. Participate in a MyNiceHome Home Tour

  3. Instagram photo corner at My Nice Home Gallery
    Instagram photo corner at My Nice Home Gallery.

    Home tours on the MyNiceHome website
    Home tours on the MyNiceHome website.

Have an insta-worthy home? MyNiceHome readers can submit photos of their home here and receive some playground-themed goodies if their home is picked for the website!

If you don’t already know, the MyNiceHome website is a place for you to find everything related to HDB living. From useful tips on buying and selling a flat to decor inspiration, we have it all!