Tag Archives: Wheelchair

MAN ILLEGALLY CONFINED WHEELCHAIR BOUND FRIEND IN HIS HOME, FRIEND DIED ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE VIA WINDOWS

For this, Ho Chin Hin, 57, was jailed for nine months. Mr Khiong, who gets around on a wheelchair, had tried to escape by climbing out of a window in Ho's Eunos Crescent flat. Unfortunately, he fell to the ground below, and died of multiple injuries despite being rushed to the hospital. Ho is already serving a five years and three months sentence for his drug offence, and will now add the nine months more to his sentence.

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SMRT BUS 812 DRIVERS REFUSE TO PICK WHEELCHAIR-BOUND WIFE, HUSBAND DEMANDS ANSWERS

Between 5:45pm and 5:53pm on 16Sep at Yishun Bus Interchange, me and my wife, who's on wheelchair, were waiting at Berth 5 for either buses 812 or 806. 806, is supposedly not a wheelchair friendly service (fair enough). Though the majority of buses that came were indeed Wheelchair Accessible Buses (WAB) of different models. We were however told by the bus driver, that he does not accept wheelchair passengers, even though said driver was indeed driving a WAB. Are wheelchair passengers supposed to be waiting for multiple buses, and to only hope that a WAB will arrive before their wheelchairs collect rust, on a supposedly wheelchair friendly service?

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ANTI-CYCLIST BARRIERS ERECTED IN BEDOK, ENDS UP BLOCKING NEEDY WHEELCHAIR USERS

I am a resident living under East Coast-Fengshan town council. Looks at these barriers at Blk 104 Bedok North Ave 4. They were erected to stop cyclists and deter them from speeding. However our town council staff forgot about the wheelchair bound users in the estate. Now grannies and grandpas in wheelchair have difficulty using the sheltered walkways because they are blocked by these unsightly barriers.

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WORKERS’ PARTY TAKES FEEDBACK, REMOVES DIVIDERS FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS

Eunos Grove (Blk 611-618, Bedok Reservoir Road) has hosted two beautiful archway entrances to the estate for more than 10 years now. Recently, an elderly gentleman stopped me on my estate rounds and asked me if I could do him a favour. He said he had seen a fair number of wheelchair bound residents getting themselves wet in rainy weather, in spite of the large archway between Blk 615 and Blk 616 offering what appears to be ample shelter. The problem was the presence of two dividers which require a wheelchair bound person to negotiate, exposing them to the rain. The elderly man asked me if I could get the Aljunied Hougang Town Council to do something about this. I have been monitoring this area for the last month or so since works were completed and swing by every now and then to look for the elderly gentleman whose feedback has made a meaningful difference to some residents who ply the area often enough. I have not met him as yet. The Town Council will proceed to cut a pathway through the second archway that connects Blk 617 and Blk 614 in due course.

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