Play@SG: Bukit Batok Civil Service Club

In 2011, I blogged about the little indoor playroom at Bukit Batok Civil Service Club (CSC). After a few years, the club gave the play room an overhaul!

After a few years, the previous playground was pretty worn out. Glad that the club overhual it.
After a few years, the previous playground was pretty worn out. Glad that it was overhauled.

So here are some close up shots.

The tunnel that gets you from the one side (stair) to the other (ball pit).
The tunnel that gets you from the one side (stair) to the ball pit. Too bad the net was there, else I will try to put my hand into the little holes of the tunnel to “scare” the kids.

Anyway, on to the other side of the playground.

A look through area, where the littles love to wave to us from. And of course a slide that send you into the ball pit! The littlest love it.
A see-through area, where the littlest love to wave to us from. And of course a slide that sends you into the ball pit! The littlest love it.

If you look carefully at the two pictures, there is a design flaw in this playground though. The kids there, mine included, were bringing the balls to the tunnel and throwing them through the little hole (that explains the plastic bag in the pic). Unfortunately, any balls that goes under the tunnel cannot be reach from other areas. So they are stuck there. I told the kids to stop doing it, but there were still others. I told them nicely to stop throwing. But they wouldn’t listen and their parents are not around. Sigh.

Anyway, apart from the main structure, there are other rockers inside the room.

Rockers and "see-saw" for the little ones and colorful stools for the parents.
Rockers for the little ones and colorful stools for the parents. You can also see the room is very nicely painted.

The little bookshelf from the previous time, is still there.

The books which some kids mess up with.
With the playground around, these books are largely ignored. LOL

All in all, the kids (6 y.o, 5 y.o and 16 months) love the playroom. The littlest can handle the playground easily. So I will say it is suitable for pre-schoolers and toddlers.

Entry to the playroom is free. But this also means that there is no one “looking after” the room during its opening hours. It very much depends on individual social responsibilities to not let sick children in and sanitize their hands. Socks are also not required though shoes must be removed before entering. The area is generally quite clean.

If you are looking for a free area to play, away from the heat or rain, you can consider going to this playroom. Oh and an added note, there is a Children Party Room next to it. Few years back, we held the girl’s 1st birthday party there. A decent size room and more importantly, something to entertain little children while the guests mingle. Booking the party room does not give you exclusive rights to the playroom, but it is still convenient enough.

Play@SG is my effort to record down different free playgrounds and play areas in Singapore. All opinions are our own.

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17 thoughts on “Play@SG: Bukit Batok Civil Service Club

    1. Public can just enter the club as there are restaurants, bowling alley, etc open to public. Only certain facilities you will need to present the membership card, e.g. the pool. So the playground is open to public as well.

    1. Yes Winnie, public can enter the club as there are facilities that is open to the public. Public can book their kids party room too, more expensive though. So there are public people strolling in and out of the club. Yes there is a Changi CSC, but I’m not familiar with the club. Maybe you can check out their website, http://www.cscchangi.sg/. 🙂

    1. Yes, which is why I say it very much depends on individual social responsibilities. Not sure if they clean up the place at night, but for the past few years, the playground was relatively clean, just that the play structures got a little worn out.

      And I make sure my own kids sanitize their hands after they played there.

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