Accessibility April 16, 2018
11 wheelchair accessible things to do in Singapore!
Singapore is called Asia’s most wheelchair accessible city. From the stunning gardens to the endless shopping areas, there is plenty of choice when it comes to wheelchair accessible things to do during a visit to Singapore.
So, if you are looking for a break this summer, Singapore is a destination you should surely look at! Here are 11 wheelchair accessible things to do.
- Gardens by the Bay – This national garden is one of Singapore’s most popular tourist spots. It presents the plant kingdom in a whole new way. It is both entertaining and informative to see plants from different parts of the world and the varied species. There are ramps and walkways everywhere, so you don’t miss out on anything. There are also small shuttles with space for one wheelchair that take visitors from the domes to the park entrance.
- Supertree Grove – This is a part of Gardens by the Bay but deserves special mention as it is truly quite special. These are vertical gardens designed with large canopies that provide shade in the day. There is an exciting light and sound display at night. There is a 22-metre-tall OCBC Skyway at Supertree Grove that lets you get a close look at all the wonders of the supertrees. The Skyway is wheelchair accessible.
- Marina Bay Sands SkyPark – This hotel is a Singapore landmark and offers great views of the city. You have to pay to enter, but the views are apparently worth it. This is open-air, so do carry an umbrella.
- Spectra Light and Water Show – This is a free-to-public outdoor light and water show at the Event Plaza. There is a beautiful play of music, water, and light that comes alive with lasers, water jets and projectors.
- Merlion Park – Singapore’s national symbol is the lion and the Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish. The statue of the Merlion can be seen overlooking Marina Bay. There are some great views of the city from here.
- Singapore Flyer – This is the height of a 42-storey building, and the tallest observation wheel after the United States. Entering this costs a fair amount of money, but gives you amazing views of major city landmarks. Singapore Flyer has ramps, lifts, and handicapped toilets, so getting in and out is easy. Each capsule can take five wheelchairs.
- Helix Bridge – This is again a great place for some stunning views. The bridge is beautifully lit up at night. The size and unique beauty makes it a must see.
- ArtScience Museum – There are exhibitions, events, performances and education activities that bring alive the world of art and science. There are 10 levels inside with different gallery spaces. There is a huge elevator to all the floors and accessible toilets.
- National Museum of Singapore – This museum uses technology to present Singapore’s history and legacy. There is a wheelchair entrance in the car park ramp, as well as accessible toilets, elevators, and ramps that provide access to all levels.
- Singapore Zoo – This park has over 2,500 animals and is among the most popular tourist choices. It is designed in an open way, so visitors have a chance to see nature in its full wonder. The zoo is fully wheelchair accessible. There are wheelchair and electric scooter rentals.
- Chinatown – Get a glimpse of Singapore’s Chinese history here. You can try the authentic food and buy mementoes as well. It’s not as accessible as the previous listings, but worth a visit as the sidewalks are accessible from the MRT station right through the People’s Market.
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