The Disabled People’s Association Singapore recommends places that have received the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Universal Design Mark Award for wheelchair users. Here are the top spots that offer a seamless experience for all.
BCA’s Universal Design Mark Award winners
Wheelchair-bound visitors to the Gardens can enjoy a free shuttle service between Bayfront MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) station and the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest conservatories. The pathways are wide enough for easy navigation on wheels and amenities such as water fountains are conveniently located outside restrooms. There are also non-slip gantries for getting around safely.
Not only does the National Museum of Singapore offer free admission to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents with disabilities and their first care-giver – non-locals with disabilities get to enter for just S$5 – the entire building has also been designed to accommodate wheelchairs. Facilities include designated parking spots for handicapped-labelled vehicles, lift and restroom access on all floors and smooth entry to all galleries.
With wheelchair-accessible parking lots, plenty of spacious guest lifts and wheelchair-friendly restrooms in all public areas, W Singapore Sentosa Cove is both stylish and seamless. It also has wheelchair-accessible rooms to ensure a truly comfortable stay.
Pulling out all the stops to welcome less mobile shoppers is VivoCity, which has plenty of wheelchair accessible routes, lifts and restrooms throughout the mall. It has spacious walkways to accommodate wider wheelchairs and also offers wheelchair loans and easily accessible taxi stands.