Play@SG: 261 Jurong East St 24

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.

I’m a crap crab person. As in I love eating crabs. There was a year where I had so much crab that my cholesterol level shot to an all time high. It came down after I cut down on my crab feasting. However, ever since the kids came along, I hardly have a chance to eat crab. This is because I either have to feed the kids that leave me little time to eat, or I need to finish quickly so I can take care of them.

This year on my Dad’s birthday, my sis suggested having crab for dinner. I was very happy but I doubt I could enjoy my meal much because of the kids. But I was wrong! Why? It’s because there is this playground just next to the “restaurant”. The kids need not cross any road, and you can even watch out from your seat if you choose certain table. But I’m not revealing which “restaurant” it is as it’s not a sponsored post. You can ask Mr Google.

Anyway, back to the playground. The pics should tell the story.

An overview of one side of the playground.
The other side of the playground with the “restaurant” in the background.
Close-up on some of the features of the playground.

Base on the kids reaction, they will probably give a 4.5/5 rating for this playground. They played while waiting for food to be served and went back to play again after eating. I’m pleasantly surprise that even Loi enjoyed it. Cause she is the one who usually gets bored easily at a playground.

For Mummy, this playground rates 5/5. As its relatively clean, not crowded, the kids enjoy and more importantly I got to savor my crab slowly. Lol.
If you are in a need for a crab break, you can check it out!

Blk 261 Jurong East St 24 S(600261)

Do you know of any playground like this? Share with us so we can all benefit and enjoy some peaceful meals. T.I.A.

Play@SG: IMM Treetop Slide

There are actually 3 play areas in the IMM “roof top” play area. This post is dedicated to the tree-like play structure that is found to the left of the building.

Play@SG: IMM Treetop Slide
Play@SG: IMM Treetop Slide

Where
IMM 3rd Floor Open Area.
Nearest MRT: Jurong East (Free Shuttle from JCube)
2 Jurong East Street 21 Singapore 609601

Fun Factors
As you can see from the above photo, the structure is quite tall. My guess is about 1.5 floors tall. There are two slides, one at the top and one somewhat in the middle.

The boy trying to get to the top of the slide, with Chubby helping him out.
The boy trying to get to the top of the slide, with Chubby helping him out.

To get to the top of the slide, the kids will need to climb up the ladder inside the tree. And soon they will be at the top of the “world”.

At the top of the slide. I like how there are railings to let the kids look out but yet safe enough that they won't fall over.
At the top of the slide. I like how there are railings to let the kids look out but yet safe enough that they won’t fall over.

Although the slide is tall, the “sad” thing is it’s not really that smooth. So the kids won’t really be sliding down at a high speed. Safety yes, but kills a little fun.

If you are afraid of letting your kids play at the structure alone, you can join them. Chubby did a stress test on the slide and it was still going strong.

Chubby coming down the slide after the boy. Apart from some bump on the head, both Chubby and the slide is fine.
Chubby coming down the slide after the boy. Apart from some bump on the head, both Chubby and the slide is fine.

Apart from the slides, there are some “fruits” that let the kids climb on.

Fruits structure just beside the "tree-top" slide
Fruits structure just beside the “tree-top” slide

Crowd
The first time we were there it was a weekend, the slide was rather crowded. There were older kids that attempt to climb up the slide via the slide itself. Some attempt to climb on top of the slide.

We went back again on a week day for short while. The place was so much quieter. There were only 2 other kids playing there.

Hence if your kids don’t like crowd, choose a weekday. It’s much better.

Cleanliness
The place looks rather well maintain. The floor is “carpeted grass” and our feet wasn’t black after the play. I guess asking the kids to take off their shoes outside the playground helps.

Age Group
Although the signage says it’s meant for kids 5 years and above, our 3.5 year old did fine. But I must say he had rather good gross motor skill for his age. Climbing of ladder is not an issue for him. And like I mention above, the slide wasn’t that fast. Hence I believe kids above 3 should do fine, just watch out for the part where they get up the slide.

Outdoor playground play time is all that need to make a kid happy. Best of all, it's free!
Outdoor playground play time is all that need to make a kid happy. Best of all, it’s free!

If you have any comments for me, or want more information about the playground, please leave me a comment. I will try to reply where possible. If not, please join me next week again for more free play in Singapore!