Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong suggests more creative varieties of playgrounds in the near future

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The Housing Development Board is currently planning for more interesting playgrounds such as a forest-themed playground in Bukit Panjang, and a military-inspired design in Choa Chu Kang

In a recent Facebook post, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared an article from The New York Times about "What Makes Berlin a Playground Paradise."

The article talks about how the playgrounds in Berlin are creatively-designed without the concern for strict safety measures such as the playground that has a "teetering tower with no safety net and a long, dramatic zip-line."

In the post, he mentioned: "The article describes how in the US (and I suspect in Singapore too), playgrounds are less challenging because parents are more protective of their kids."

He said that he had proposed the idea to the Housing Development Board (HDB) to have more creatively-designed playgrounds in Singapore.

"HDB tells me that they are trying out more interesting designs, like a forest-themed playground in Bukit Panjang, and a military-inspired design in Choa Chu Kang (where Keat Hong Camp used to be)."

He added: "I hope these will be popular with children and their parents, and will lead us to create many more fun spaces for kids!"

See PM Lee's Facebook post here:

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Written by

Pavin Chopra