SINGAPORE - About 250 people took a stroll around Gardens by the Bay on Saturday morning, but it wasn't your typical walk in the park.
Some participants donned "Aged Simulation Sets" - restrictors which aim to give people a sense of the difficulties in movement and flexibility faced by the elderly.
Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower Amy Khor, the guest of honour at the event, flagged off the walk, which was organised by the Building and Construction Authority, along with Gardens by the Bay and the National Council of Social Service, as part of the Singapore Universal Design Week.
Dr Khor put on a knee restrictor, which simulates the challenge faced by an elderly person with knee problems.
Universal Design features - features which are friendly to people of all ages and disabilities - were also highlighted to participants. Gardens by the Bay won a BCA Universal Design Mark Platinum Award in 2013.