Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) | SPD - Singapore



  • What is the SPD Ability Walk 2018?

    The SPD Ability Walk 2018 is the third charity walk organised by SPD to raise funds in aid of its programmes and services comprising of therapy, vocational skills training, assistive technology, early intervention, day care, employment and educational & social support that enable and empower people with disabilities to be independent and self-reliant.


    It provides an opportunity for everyone of different abilities to walk together and serves to promote inclusion and raise awareness of disabilities. There be will also be a post-walk carnival where participants can enjoy food, games, activities and stage performances.


    Participants who have signed up for the charity walk will receive an event t-shirt and drawstring bag consisting of a variety of goodies. The walk will cover a distance of 3km and the route will take the participants through our historic Singapore River.



    Where will the funds raised go to?

    The funds raised will be channelled to help over 9,400* people with disabilities served through the programmes and services offered at SPD.


    *of which 5,500 are unique individuals



    What are the T-shirt sizes available?




    When is the SPD Ability Walk 2018?

    Sunday, 2 September 2018



    What is the distance of the walk?

    The walk distance is 3km.



    Where are the start and finish points?

    Asian Civilisations Museum



    Are there meals provided for the participants?

    Meals are not provided. However, there will be some food and drinks to be given away to participants at the carnival booths, whilst stocks last.



    How do I sign up for SPD Ability Walk 2018?

    You can sign up online, at any of our SPD centres or via mail.



    How do I get to Asian Civilisations Museum?

    Nearest MRT Station

    5 minute walk from Raffles Place MRT Station, Exit H

    Bus Services

    2-minute walk from the Fullerton Square bus stop (03011), via bus services 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 700, 850E, 951E and 971E

    By Car

    Drivers can reach the Asian Civilisations Museum via a road behind Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, off Fullerton Road near Anderson Bridge.



    Are there parking lots available?

    Public parking is available at the basement car park of the New Parliament House, at Six Battery Road and at One Fullerton across from the Fullerton Hotel.



    What should I bring to the event?

    Participants are strongly encouraged to bring along an umbrella/poncho in case of light rain.



    Will there be baggage deposit services?

    Baggage deposit services will not be provided.



    What happens if there is wet weather or haze on the event day?

    Participants are strongly encouraged to monitor the SPD website or Facebook page for the latest updates on the event. Organisers will make decisions about the Walk based on the severity of the weather, in view of particpants' safety.


    Should there be heavy rain during the walk, participants are advised to proceed to the nearest shelters.


    Should there be haze on the day, measures will be taken according to the haze guidelines by the National Environment Agency (NEA). Organisers will monitor the 3-hour PSI levels and advise participants to move indoors if the PSI levels exceed 100. Organisers will exercise their discretion in allowing the event to continue if the PSI levels falls within the acceptable range.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to bring along their own wet weather tools as well as face mask for some form of protection from the haze.

    There will be no refunds of registration fees due to inclement weather conditions.



    Advisory on Zika virus

    Organisers will closely monitor the Zika virus situation and will make corresponding decisions about the Walk based on the advisory provided by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in view of the safety of all participants.


    Participants are strongly encouraged to take the appropriate precautions on the event date, such as putting on adequate mosquito repellent and to wear long, covered clothing (if deemed necessary).