Purple Parade: Fun Activities & Discounts Which PWDs & Their Caregivers Can Enjoy!
 
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Purple Parade: Fun Activities & Discounts Which PWDs & Their Caregivers Can Enjoy!

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As the Purple Parade kickstart its movement at Suntec City on 2 November, Seedly hopes to be part of the movement to promote awareness and celebrate the abilities of persons with special needs!

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We will be releasing a series of articles, resources, and workshops for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Singapore. This is done in hopes of helping to improve financial literacy for persons with disabilities and raise awareness for PWDs to the general public.

As the writer and head of this small initiative, supporting the inclusion of PWDs in Singapore is something that I hold close to heart. As I hope to make this resource as comprehensive as possible for those who are accessing it, I would appreciate the community’s input as well! If you know of any current gaps in financial knowledge that the community would like to know of, don’t hesitate to let me know about it. 🙂

Today, to raise public awareness and celebrate the people among us with different abilities, here’s a quick overview of what the purple parade has to offer, as well as a list of fun activities and discounts in Singapore for PWDs and their caregivers can enjoy!

TL;DR: Fun Activities And Discounts PWDs and Caregivers Can Enjoy

Free fun activities for persons with disabilities and caregivers s

Activity Discounts For PWDs Discounts For Caregivers Cards You Need To Enjoy Discount
Jurong Bird Park FREE 20% discount Developmental Disability Registry (DDR) Identity (ID) card
Night Safari
River Safari
Singapore Zoo
Wild Wild Wet $10 ticket for guest with special needs$10 for 1 caregiver.
Developmental Disability Registry (DDR) Identity (ID) card
Gardens By The Bay: Flower Dome and Cloud ForestFREE 50% discount (up to two per card holder)Developmental Disability Registry (DDR) Identity (ID) card ,
Public Transport Concession Card For Persons With Disabilities, or
ComCare Long Term Assistance Scheme (also known as Public Assistance Scheme Card Holders).
Singapore Discovery Center 50% Discount on SDC Admission and Admission Plus tickets20% discount on SDC Admission and Admission Plus ticketsDevelopmental Disability Registry (DDR) Identity (ID) card
Katapult Trampoline Park 20% discount upon purchaseOne adult gets to jump free with cardholder
Trickeye Museum 50% discount upon purchase20% discount for caregivers(up to 2)
Universal Studios Singapore Express queue for person with disability(PWD) and one caregiverExpress queue for rides Disabilities concession card/other relevant documents.
Science Center 10% discount for special needs student NIL Developmental Disability Registry (DDR) Identity (ID) card
The Projector $11 (save $2) NIL Sg Enable Transport Concession Card / SADeaf Hearing Help Card / Work Permit
Sentosa: Merlion, Fort Siloso, Wings Of TimeFREE NIL Free admission for DDR ID cardholder on weekdays (excluding public holidays) into the 4 attractions below:
Skyhigh Trampoline Park 1 hour of free jumping session during birthday month.
$2 off regular ticket for cardholder and 1 caregiver.
$2 off regular ticket for cardholder and 1 caregiver.Present DDR card at counter for verification.
National Museum of Singapore Free, or special concession rates for special exhibitions Free for first caregiverValid identification (eg. passport, school pass, etc) must be presented at the Ticketing Counter to enjoy concessions or free admission.
Peranakan Museum
ASEAN Civilisation Museum
Singapore Art Museum

What Is The Purple Parade?

Source: Giphy

The Purple Parade is a unifying national platform to promote awareness and celebrate abilities of persons with special needs.

The core of The Purple Parade movement is to ensure that people with special needs are included in the main chapter of Singapore’s growth and have equal access to education, employment, transport, and social networks.

It will be held at Suntec City (outdoor spaces between Tower 1 & Tower 5) on 2 Nov, where our traditional march-past Contingent will take the form of a street parade!

What Can You Expect There?

Source: The Purple Parade | Facebook

If you are interested in joining, simply come dressed in purple and join the march, performances and specially curated inclusive marketplace where you can eat, play, and shop.

If you are interested to learn more about the various disabilities through life experiences and stories told by persons with special needs, you can also register for the Purple Parade Conversations.

Other Fun Activities And Discounts PWDs and Their Caregivers Can Enjoy

Beyond The Purple Parade, PWDs and their caregivers can also enjoy benefits all around Singapore for a fun day out! Below is a list of activities you can go for, and some rates you can enjoy.

Activity Discounts For PWDs Discounts For Caregivers Cards You Need To Enjoy Discount
Jurong Bird Park FREE 20% discount Developmental Disability Registry (DDR) Identity (ID) card
Night Safari
River Safari
Singapore Zoo
Wild Wild Wet $10 ticket for guest with special needs$10 for 1 caregiver.
Developmental Disability Registry (DDR) Identity (ID) card
Gardens By The Bay: Flower Dome and Cloud ForestFREE 50% discount (up to two per card holder)Developmental Disability Registry (DDR) Identity (ID) card ,
Public Transport Concession Card For Persons With Disabilities, or
ComCare Long Term Assistance Scheme (also known as Public Assistance Scheme Card Holders).
Singapore Discovery Center 50% Discount on SDC Admission and Admission Plus tickets20% discount on SDC Admission and Admission Plus ticketsDevelopmental Disability Registry (DDR) Identity (ID) card
Katapult Trampoline Park 20% discount upon purchaseOne adult gets to jump free with cardholder
Trickeye Museum 50% discount upon purchase20% discount for caregivers(up to 2)
Universal Studios Singapore Express queue for person with disability(PWD) and one caregiverExpress queue for rides Disabilities concession card/other relevant documents.
Science Center 10% discount for special needs student NIL Developmental Disability Registry (DDR) Identity (ID) card
The Projector $11 (save $2) NIL Sg Enable Transport Concession Card / SADeaf Hearing Help Card / Work Permit
Sentosa: Merlion, Fort Siloso, Wings Of TimeFREE NIL Free admission for DDR ID cardholder on weekdays (excluding public holidays) into the 4 attractions below:
Skyhigh Trampoline Park 1 hour of free jumping session during birthday month.
$2 off regular ticket for cardholder and 1 caregiver.
$2 off regular ticket for cardholder and 1 caregiver.Present DDR card at counter for verification.
National Museum of Singapore Free, or special concession rates for special exhibitions Free for first caregiverValid identification (eg. passport, school pass, etc) must be presented at the Ticketing Counter to enjoy concessions or free admission.
Peranakan Museum
ASEAN Civilisation Museum
Singapore Art Museum

Discounts with the Developmental Disability Registry (DDR) Identity (ID) Card

What’s The DDR card? 

Source: NCSS, Agelessonline.net

The DDR ID Card was introduced with the aim of helping persons with disabilities and seniors with dementia to integrate into society and live independently.

The card will contain useful information for the public to identify persons with disabilities, or elderly with dementia so that the public can extend the appropriate assistance to them!

How To Apply?

To apply, contact SG Enable via:

Increasing Transportation And Accessibility For PWDs

Of course, fun activities and discounts are only great if PWDs and their caregivers can access these activities easily. To make things easier, here are some schemes, subsidies and transportation options that are available for persons with disabilities:

1. Public Transport Concession Scheme For Persons With Disabilities

Source: Giphy

What Is It?

Under the Public Transport Concession Scheme for Persons with Disabilities, cardholders can look forward to enjoying the following benefits:

  • 25% discount or more off adult fares for all basic bus and train services fares
  • No additional fares for distances beyond 7.2km
  • Option to purchase a Hybrid Concession Pass (HCP) with unlimited rides on basic bus services and trains at $60 per month

Who Is It For? 

  • Persons who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Age between 7 and 60 years old.
  • Certified to have a permanent disability of any one of the following:
    • Physical Disability
    • Visual Impairment
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Intellectual Disability

How To Apply For The Card?

To find out more about how to apply for the Transportation Card, you can visit SG Enable’s website on a detailed breakdown of the application procedure.

You will need a photocopy of your NRIC, supporting documents indicating a permanent disability, and a photograph for your personalised concession card.

The application will be processed by SG Enable within 15 working days, and your card will be sent within 4 weeks upon SG Enable’s approval.

2. Carpark Labels For PWDs (Driver and Passenger)

Source: Giphy

Vehicles that display the Car Park Label can be parked at accessible lots to allow drivers and passengers with physical disabilities to embark or disembark safely. For those driving, car park labels are not applicable for motorcycles.

An Example Of The Car Park Label Provided | Source: SG Enable
Here’s the detailed breakdown on how to apply for this!

3. Taxi Subsidy Scheme

Source: Giphy

The Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) is for persons with permanent disabilities who are medically certified as unable to take public transport, and totally dependent on taxis for travel to school, work, or employment-related training.

How Much Is Subsidised? 

The subsidy amounts will depend on:

  • Whether applicants are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents;
  • Per capita monthly household income (PCHI); and
  • Distance travelled between home and school/ work/ training.

For more details on who is eligible and how to apply for this, take a look at this website!

4. Disabled Persons Scheme

Source: Giphy

The Disabled Persons Scheme (DPS) is a means-tested scheme that supports Singapore Citizens with permanent physical disabilities who are unable to use public transport (i.e. bus and/or MRT). This is mainly for PWDs with physical disabilities, who require a vehicle to earn a living.

PWDs who are fit to drive, gainfully employed, and need a vehicle to earn a living can apply for this scheme.

Eligible drivers for the scheme are exempted from paying the ​premium for the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) and the Additional Registration Fee (ARF) when they purchase a vehicle.

You can register for the Disabled Persons Scheme through this website.

Fun Activities And Discounts For PWDs & Their Caregivers In Singapore

The Purple Parade shouldn’t have to be a one-off celebration for persons with disabilities in Singapore. With schemes that increase PWD’s access to places outside of their homes, coupled with fun activities that encourage PWDs and their caregivers to go out and have fun with family and friends, we hope that Singapore grows to become a more inclusive space for the community.

Are there any cool activities and discounts we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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