The 46-year-old building of the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) got one of its most extensive makeovers to date, much to the delight of those who use it. To top it off, the $30,000 renovation was sponsored by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL), as well as companies such as Boral Plasterboards and Megaman Lighting.
The three-day renovation, which started on Wednesday, will involve a change of the plasterboard, carpets and ceiling boards. Lighting will also be changed to more energy efficient and brighter light fittings.
The visually impaired individuals who visit the building have had to live with rats breaking into their food store, termite-infested walls and carpets for the past few years. SAVH works with more than 3,300 visually impaired individuals.
Previously, only minor cosmetic works have been carried out through sponsorships by various companies.