In 1973 the Housing Development Board of Singapore initiated a series of playgrounds designed by Mr Khor Ean Ghee. It captured the imagination of all Singaporeans with a distinctively local flavour built around archetypes of swings and see-saws. The playgrounds have slowly been phased out in the name of progress, however their image has strengthened over time and now become entrenched within Singapore’s national identity, becoming genuine icons that all Singaporeans have endeared themselves to.
The Elephant is a money box with a small slot running down the trunk. This allows a coin to be placed on top and run down into the waiting elephant. The coins can be retrieved from underneath via a small, covered opening.