Nowadays, Children's Playgrounds at HDB estates seem to have levelled up.
Gone are the days when the one-size-fits-all playground consisting of the standard moulds of slides, swings and see-saw greet the kids at the foot of their homes.
Now, playgrounds come in the form of eye-catching designs and climbing structures. Like this.
Located at Block 283 Bukit Batok East Ave 3, this newly-opened Play Tower playground boasts a splendid climbing design that had the monkies go 'WOW!' at first sight.
To get started, kids have to climb up through a tower via a spiral netting at one end of the structure.
Then they had to venture across an enclosed wooden bridge.
But this is not a normal bridge. It is a slanted one so yes, the fun gets multiplied as the monkies crawled through it!
Once across, the monkies then found themselves in a giant circular structure.
To get to the ultimate prize of whee-ing down the slide, they first had to navigate a series of platforms. The platforms are a little high for younger kids like Ale but if you know them, you will know that they can get pretty resourceful when it comes to playing at the playground.
Ale somehow managed to clear the platforms all by herself, even though her legs were not long enough to reach them.
The final bit involved the monkies in scurrying up a climbing rope structure.
And then the satisfaction of going down the slide!
There is also a huge trampoline situated just beside the playground structure.
The playground may not be as big as compared to some other playgrounds, but its unique and eye-catching design will definitely attract plenty of kids. And if they thoroughly enjoy climbing up, down and over structures, they will love it.
The monkies certainly enjoyed it!
Bukit Batok East Playground
283 Bt Batok East Ave 3
P.S. If you have time, take a short stroll to Block 266 at Bt Batok East Ave 4 where your kids will be able to play on the newest Vertical Playground to open in Singapore!
For a complete list of all Vertical Playgrounds in Singapore, visit www.cheekiemonkie.net/2016/05/wallholla-vertical-playgrounds-singapore-locations.html. Have fun!