Facilities for People with Disabilities in Singapore

Find out about facilities and organisations for people with disabilities or special learning needs in Singapore...

There are rules in place to ensure that new buildings are disabled-friendly, and several Singapore attractions have made provisions for the disabled.

Access to Public Buildings

The Code on Barrier-Free Accessibility in Buildings was first published in 1990 by the Building Control Division of the Public Works Department. Under the Code all new buildings must not only be designed to be more disabled-friendly but must also cater to the needs of the future growing population.

Access Singapore is a book, published by the National Council of Social Service, which provides a guide to accessible places for the physically disabled. It has a list of public places and buildings that are accessible to people with disabilities and features the main areas in Singapore that the general public would visit.

Copies of Access Singapore can be obtained free from:

  • National Council of Social Service
    : 11 Penang Lane, Singapore 238485,
    Tel: 6336 1544
    Fax: 6336 7729

Leisure Facilities

For a complete guide to disabled access facilities see the CEL Accessibility and Transport.

Sentosa Island

This resort and leisure island has some provisions in place for the physically handicapped. Arrangements can be made for people with disabilities to be driven in.

Zoo and Bird Park

Both the Singapore Zoo (including the Night Safari which is located right next to the zoo) and the Jurong Bird Park have facilities for the physically handicapped. Call ahead to make sure of availability.

  • Singapore Zoo
    At: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
    Tel: 6269 3411/12
  • Jurong BirdPark
    2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
    Tel: 6265 0022 3411/12.
  • Night Safari
    : 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
    Tel: 6269 3411/12


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