Open call for favourite playground memories to National Museum of Singapore


Image courtesy of Housing & Development Board (1)


Image courtesy of Housing & Development Board (2)

Images courtesy of Housing & Development Board

You may affectionately recall weekend afternoons spent playing ‘catch’ with friends at the playground – dashing through an obstacle course of wobbly bridges, and wooden steps, before descending the slide into the sand pit! As teenagers, you may recall late nights spent deep in conversation with loved ones on the swings in the moonlight.

Have a favourite memory of a playground you grew up with? Here’s your chance to share them with us! The National Museum of Singapore, in collaboration with the Housing & Development Board, will be presenting an exhibition on the history of our playgrounds and it wants your memories! Titled The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030, the exhibition explores how playgrounds have shaped Singapore’s collective memory, and continue to connect us all.

The National Museum invites everyone to submit pictures of them and their favourite playgrounds, with a short caption on what they loved about them. Submissions may be displayed as part of the exhibition, and the three best entries with photos will be awarded a 3D model of an iconic playground from the exhibition.

Please email your submissions to by 30 March 2018.

About the National Museum of Singapore

With a history dating back to 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum with a progressive mind. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine the conventional museum experience. A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round—the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings—in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail and a Resource Centre. The National Museum of Singapore re-opened in December 2006 after a three-year redevelopment, and refreshed its permanent galleries and re-opened them in September 2015 for Singapore’s Golden Jubilee. The Museum celebrated its 130th anniversary in October 2017. For more details, please visit