Unlikely friendship between visually handicapped and Caldecott MRT station worksite workers

Mr Edwin Khoo (centre left) being led by Mr S.M. Liton, with SAVH librarian Kelvin Tan and Mr Periyasami Vasanthakumar in the background.
Mr Edwin Khoo (centre left) being led by Mr S.M. Liton, with SAVH librarian Kelvin Tan and Mr Periyasami Vasanthakumar in the background.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - When Mr Edwin Khoo exits the fare gate at Caldecott MRT station every workday morning, he is glad to hear the familiar sound of safety boots knocking on the ground as a sighted guide approaches him.

Mr Khoo, who is visually handicapped, is head of Braille production and the library services centre at the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), which stands across the road from the station.

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