Are S'pore malls accessible amid this pandemic? Seniors, stroller-pushers and persons with disabilities weigh in

As a teen, Mr Mohd Hussain Abdul Jabbar had to be carried up and down stairs in his wheelchair when visiting malls, a far cry from the barrier-free facilities offered now along Orchard Road.
As a teen, Mr Mohd Hussain Abdul Jabbar had to be carried up and down stairs in his wheelchair when visiting malls, a far cry from the barrier-free facilities offered now along Orchard Road.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Whenever Mr Mohd Hussain Abdul Jabbar, 62, visited a mall in his teens, his friends had to carry him in his wheelchair up the stairs.

Back then, many shopping centres did not have lifts, not to mention ramps.

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