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Singapore - Services for the Disabled

  • Disabled People’s Association of Singapore
    150A Pandan Gardens
    #02-00 Day Care Centre (Ayer Rajah Community Center)
    Singapore
    609342
    Tel: + 65  6899-1220
    Fax: + 65 6899 1232
    Email: dpa@dpa.org.sg
    website: www.dpa.org.sg
  • Handicaps Welfare Association
    16 Whampoa Drive
    Singapore
    327725
    Tel: + 65  6254 3006
    Fax: + 65 6253 7375
    Email: hwa@pacific.net.sg
    website: www.hwa.org.sg
  • Access
    National Council of Social Services
    Physically Disabled Person’s Guide to Accessible Places
    Website: www.dpa.org.sg/DPA/access/contents.htm
    A detailed listing of entrances to buildings, shops, theatres etc that are suitable for the disabled. Includes access to toilets, telephones and elevators with telephone numbers for more information.
  • National Council of Social Services
    NCSS Centre
    170 Ghim Moh Road #01-02
    Singapore
    Tel: + 65 6210 2500
    website: www.ncss.org.sg

Transport
Buses and most MRT stations are not accessible to people in wheelchairs. By the end of 2005, 48 of the 51 stations on the East-West and North-South lines will have lifts and ramps. The North-East MRT line which began operating in April 2003 has good access for wheelchair-bound passengers at all of its 16 stations. By mid-2003 all MRT stations will have at least one faregate that is wide enough for a pram or wheelchair to go through.

The following taxi companies have taxis that can accommodate wheelchairs.

  • CityCab Medical Transfer Service
    Maxicabs with hydraulic lifts available 24 hours
    Confirmation of booking within 15 minutes
    Tel: + 65 6452 2222
    Fax: + 65  6552 1239
    Or book online at www.citycab.com.sg
  • TransIsland taxis
    Tel: + 65 6481 6648 (Call two days in advance)
    Fax: + 65 6482 3842
  • Handicaps Welfare Association
    16 Whampoa Drive
    Singapore
    327725
    Tel: + 65 6254 3006
    Fax: + 65  6253 7375
    Email: hwa@pacific.net.sg
    website: www.hwa.org.sg
    Vans are fitted with hydraulic lifts can be booked in advance. Manual wheelchairs are available for rental.

The Guardian Homecare Range at Guardian Pharmacies in many shopping centres stocks items such as wheelchairs etc. There is free home delivery for purchases above S$250.

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