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Painted murals encourage residents to give way to the elderly

Published on May 24, 2014 11:56 AM

SINGAPORE - Yishun residents Lui Hon Meng and his wife used to avoid the stairs at the overhead bridge that links their home to the market across the road, because she is wheelchair-bound.

Things improved when lifts were installed at the Khatib MRT bridge, but on weekday mornings there would be a crush of people vying to use them.

"When it's early, there is sometimes a big crowd there,' said the 90-year-old retiree. "We'd let them go ahead, there's no point rushing in."

Painted murals unveiled on Saturday morning at the lift landings hope to make a difference, by encouraging residents to give way to older folks like Mr Lui and his wife.

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