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Singapore’s largest themed outdoor playground opens at Westgate Wonderland

Singapore’s largest themed outdoor playground opens at Westgate Wonderland
February 27, 2014

The Westgate shopping centre has opened Singapore's largest themed outdoor playground the 1,000 metre2 fantasy themed Westgate Wonderland.

Located on Level 4 of the Westgate shopping centre, Westgate Wonderland immerses children in a larger-than-life garden surrounded by oversized replicas of flora and fauna, including gigantic insects, musical flowers, a 10-metre tall tree house and an enormous watering can that sprays water.

The playground offers dry and wet areas, as well as different play zones catering to children of varying age groups and when night falls, the playground comes alive with special lighting and sound effects.

Interactive elements include: a large watering can with an active spray nozzle; musical flowers with flower bud steel drums; blue bells that respond to touch with musical sounds and lights; and large flowers with spinning canopies that create a kaleidoscope of light patterns on the ground.

This one-of-a-kind playground has been designed by US-based Adirondack Studios, whose previous work includes attractions at Universal Studios such as The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Florida and the Revenge of The Mummy roller-coaster ride at Universal Studios Singapore on Sentosa and Disneyland. CT-Art, a Singapore-based playground specialist, partnered Adirondack Studios in developing this playground.

Westgate Wonderland is the centrepiece of the mall's Level 4 Family Zone, where shoppers can find a wide range of retailers that cater to their child's every need. These include enrichment centres I Love Learning Achievement Centre, MindChamps Reading & Writing, Stalford Learning Centre, The Ballet School and Yamaha Music School; as well as activity and wellbeing centres BabySPA and My Gym. Parents can also shop for books, toys, apparel and health supplements for their little ones at Avenue Kids, adidas Kids, Baby Elephant, Borders, Kiddy Palace, Mini Toons, Tom & Stefanie and Vitakids.

Westgate Centre Manager Eddie Lim explained "since the mall opened last December, shoppers have been enquiring about the opening date for Westgate Wonderland.

"With the playground's larger-than-life imaginary landscape, we hope it will create an inspired play space for our young shoppers and make their visit to Westgate more enjoyable and memorable.

"Shoppers now have one more thing to look forward to at Westgate, the premier mall in the west of Singapore, where they can enjoy a shopping experience previously found only in the city."

Westgate is an integrated retail and office development located in the heart of the Jurong Lake District (comprising Jurong Gateway and Lakeside), which will transform into a unique lakeside destination for business and leisure under the Urban Redevelopment Authority's masterplan, while Jurong Gateway is set to be Singapore's largest regional centre 2.5 times the size of Tampines Regional Centre.

Westgate complements the other two CapitaMalls in Jurong Gateway, each with its own positioning. These include the ultra-hip JCube, with Singapore's only Olympic-size ice rink and first IMAX cinema in the suburbs; and the value-focused IMM Building, which has been repositioned as Singapore's largest outlet mall with more than 55 outlet stores.

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