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Singapore stopover

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Singapore stopover

Hi my 86 year old father in law is planning his first overseas trip with his friend, to make sure everything runs smoothly we have decided to go with them. They had originally planned to fly to London with only a short stopover in Singapore but I think it will be nice for them to have a look around Singapore. Can anyone suggest any suitable tours for people with limited mobility? Also with the Singapore stopover package would any of the inclusions be suitable? Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Singapore stopover

Oh wow, what an exciting thing it must be for your father. Singapore is pretty accessible as many pavements are well-paved. How limited is his mobility? How long and far can he walk at a time on his own? Does he need wheelchair assistance?

- SIA Hop On Bus gives a quick whirl of the city centre

- Chinatown Food Street

- Chinatown Heritage Centre - there is a lift if he can't climb stairs

- Malay Heritage Centre

- Gardens By The Bay - there are rides for the outdoor areas (for an extra fee) but the domes have to be explored on foot. gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/plan-your-visit/se…

- The river cruise is a painless way of taking in views of the bay and Singapore River,

- Singapore Flyer - slowly rotating air-conditioned capsules with seats

- Night Safari - the tram ride brings you really close to the animals but I'm not sure if it would be too dim for seniors. Also the queues for the rides and the animal show tend to be very long. People tend to rush for the trams first so you can consider doing the trams later.

- Zoo - requires lots of walking. There is a tram with audio you can take to save some energy but many exhibits still require walking. There are 4 animal shows. Perhaps consider booking Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife (additional expense) where you get to take photos with orang utans.

- Jurong Bird Park - Requires lots of walking but you can take a short tram ride with audio, watch 2 bird shows and feed the lories (extra S$3).

- Cable car - a good way of enjoying the views of Mount Faber before entering Sentosa. Ride from Harbourfront to Mount Faber where you can hop off for a short walk if mobility permits (there are steps and slopes) then ride in the opposite direction to Sentosa.

- Sentosa Merlion for a bird's eye view of Sentosa

- Wings of Time - an extravangaza of fire, water, light and music.

- The National Gallery - there is free loan of wheelchairs on a first-come-first-serve basis with photo ID as collateral. You have to do the wheeling though.

Edited: 14 November 2017, 12:40
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