Concrete, mosaic, and terrazzo tiles – these were the buzz words of the 70s and 80s playgrounds, where animals, fruit, and local heritage themes take center stage in their construction. Set in sandpits rather than plastic or rubber flooring as seen today, these heritage old school playgrounds echo our childhood days and are truly icons of Singapore’s bustling landscape. Designed by Mr. Khor Ean Ghee, a former in-house designer at the Housing Development Board at that time, these playgrounds were built to be functional, convey a sense of Singapore’s identity and depict local heritage. Little Steps has rounded up a guide to these remaining old school playgrounds just for you to celebrate our little island’s heritage and relive your childhood memories. Time to head out with the kids!