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Inclusive playground opens

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A playground with equipment for special-needs kids opened in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park yesterday.

And Muhammad Hirwantor (left), 11, was happy to try out a wheelchair-accessible swing there for the first time.

The inclusive playground also includes a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round and other equipment, which were designed in consultation with therapists and special-needs children from six voluntary welfare organisations.

It was officially opened by Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, and is one of 11 inclusive playgrounds to be built across Singapore by 2017.

"As we begin to build a better society, a lot of it is about being inclusive. It may seem like just a playground but we all know how important play is in the development of our children," The Straits Times quoted Mr Tan as saying.

The inclusive playground at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is a collaboration between the National Council for Social Service and The National Parks Board with support from the Care & Share Movement.

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