5 Senior Citizen-Friendly Places to Visit in Singapore

There are a lot of places that senior citizens can visit in Singapore.

The Editor | Aug. 11, 2021 | 1,107 reads
5 Senior Citizen-Friendly Places to Visit in Singapore
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However, due to the pandemic, advanced booking is strictly required in some attractions. Masks are required as well. Of course, for your own safety, get both doses of your COVID-19 vaccines.

Note that seniors (60 years old and above) may walk into any of the Vaccination Centres, participating Public Health Preparedness Clinics, or polyclinics to receive their first dose of vaccination, without any prior appointment needed.

The Singapore Government has also intensified its outreach by bringing in a COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT) in the Heartlands especially for the seniors.

Anyway, here are 5 elderly-friendly spots that cater to senior citizens, including those who have mobility issues.

Gardens By the Bay

Gardens By the Bay
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NOTICE: All visitors are required to book a time slot to facilitate crowd control and ensure safe distancing.

Gardens By the Bay is one of the most astounding attractions Singapore has ever produced. A prime place of interest for both locals and tourists, it showcases all sorts of plants that are seldom seen in Singapore. Check out the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and Floral Fantasy all in a day.

Ticket prices for Senior Citizen residents are as follows:
Cloud Forest and Flower Dome = S$15
Flower Dome or Cloud Forest only = S$8
Floral Fantasy = S$5

Opening Hours:
Flower Dome and Cloud Forest = Daily: 9.00am – 9.00pm (Last admission at 8.30pm)
Floral Garden = Mon - Fri: 10.00am – 7.00pm (Last admission at 6.30pm); Sat, Sun & PH: 10.00am – 8.00pm (Last admission at 7.30pm)

Elderly-Friendly Features:
- Barrier-free routes, convenient for wheelchair or mobility scooter users
- Automated doors
- Accessible lifts and toilets
- Wheelchair rental available
- Shuttle service from the Gardens to Bay South Gardens
- Benches everywhere to rest

Singapore River Safari

Singapore River Safari
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The Singapore River Safari is a river-themed zoo in Singapore, featuring some of the most famous rivers of the world. Yes, there are river boat rides that you can enjoy, too. We’d recommend a relaxing River Cruise, but remember that you would have to book your tickets in advance.

You can read more about the River Safari here: https://www.insingapura.com/is-singapore-river-safari-worth-the-trip/

Admission ticket price for Senior Citizens (60 and above) who are Singapore Residents = S$17
Amazon River Quest boat ride is an additional = S$5

Elderly-Friendly Features:
- Sheltered walkways and barrier-free access
- Discounted rates for senior citizens and VWO caregivers
- Covered walkways with benches for resting
- Wheelchair use is free
- Scooters are for rent

Night Safari

Night Safari
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Night Safari is Singapore's nocturnal zoo with around 2,500 animals and over 100 species. Tram rides are available to explore the park at night, so don't worry. We do advise wearing mosquito repellant lotion during your visit.

Ticket Prices for Senior Citizen (60 and above) who are Singapore Residents = S$36
Online Rates = S$32.40

Opening Hours:
Thursdays to Sundays, eves of and on Public Holidays and selected school holidays (Closed on Mondays to Wednesdays) from 6.30pm to 12am.

Elderly-Friendly Features:
- Paved pathways for wheelchair access
- Ramps and designated alighting spots
- Free wheelchair use
- Tram rides
- Waiting areas have seats

S.E.A. Aquarium™

S.E.A. Aquarium™
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"Discover the wonders of marine life" is indeed true. Senior citizens will be amazed at the variety of animals and species at S.E.A. Aquarium™ (in airconditioned comfort). There are quite a few benches, too, so the elderly can rest up every few steps or so.

Remember to check out the Shipwreck Habitat, Sea Jellies Gallery, and THE Open Ocean Habitat, which is basically the centerpiece of the aquarium.

Ticket price for Senior Citizens (60 and above) who are Singapore Residents = S$30

Elderly-Friendly Features:
- Resting benches
- Wheelchair rental available (S$15 flat rate)
- Easily navigable with ramps and lifts

Jewel Changi

Jewel Changi
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Jewel Changi has lush greenery, plenty of dining spots, and is fully airconditioned. The Petal Garden, Topiary Walk, Canopy Bridge, Hedge Maze are all wheelchair-accessible.

Benches are available. However, cafes and restaurants are abundant, too.

Elderly-Friendly Features
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible lifts and ramps
- Benches, seats available

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