Home >> Thoughts >> Look what we found? Old-school kiddy rides for 50 cents!

After spending 2 years checking out the most awesome and newest indoor playgrounds and kids attractions in Singapore, I am suddenly thinking of regressing.  Why? Because of a Channel 8 variety show I watched recently that showed the dragon playground in Toa Payoh.  And I recall how much fun I had with my siblings at these dragon playgrounds.. And also the pelican playground just below our block.

If you do not know what is a dragon or pelican playground, you either did not grow up in Singapore or you are way too young. Go google.

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So I decided.. Instead of finding the newest hippest place to go, how about trying to find the oldest and most retro places to go instead? Wouldn’t that be cool??

At the beginning of this year, most of MF’s peers born in 2010 went off to school (N1). If you know me, I’m a super chill mama, so MF did not join his peers in school.  Instead, on the first day of school, we went around the neighbourhood in Yishun for breakfast at a coffee shop. I was heavily pregnant with MY at that time (this was 1 week before I delivered MY) and I didn’t want to keep carrying MF, so I decided to just let him sit on kiddy rides when he got tired of walking.

If you go to coffee shops in mature estates such as Yishun, you are bound to be able to find some really old-school kiddy rides that cost only 50 cents (I think I have seen 20 cent ones even) to ride.

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Hey, it’s not too bad right? It has Mickey okay, for just 50 cents! Why pay $1 or $2 for the new Barney or Thomas ones that are commonly found in shopping centres nowadays?

Here’s a photo of myself riding in something similar.  Just to prove how retro this thing is!

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Alright.  If I find any more retro stuff that are great for the kids, I shall tag the posts with a retro childhood tag!

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