SINGAPORE - Senior citizens at Radin Mas have a new way of getting around their estate.
They can hire an electric scooter for free to run errands.
The scooters are parked at the two community centres and four Senior Activity Centres in the estate. The seniors can use them for up to two hours each time. There will be staff and volunteers at the centres to teach them how to operate the scooters.
The fleet of 30 scooters, which come fitted with a basket for storing groceries, were bought by the Radin Mas Citizens' Consultative Committee (CCC) for $35,000, which was donated by the Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple. Seniors are only allowed to ride them on the pavements, as they are not allowed on public roads.
The Radin Mas constituency is believed to be the first ward to provide this service.
The constituency's Member of Parliament Sam Tan said the scooters will help the seniors be more mobile,