Geylang Serai Heritage Trail Digital Edition launched to inspire more seniors to master technology
SINGAPORE – Senior citizens looking to explore interesting places in the Geylang region can have a better experience using their mobile phones after the launch of the digital edition of the Geylang Serai Heritage Trail on Sunday, May 29.
This edition aims to encourage seniors to go digital by including features such as QR codes and live navigation on their ride.
The trail, launched in 2015, offers three hiking routes covering the stretch between Lorong 22 Geylang and Eunos Crescent. The routes take participants to historic buildings, places of worship and gastronomic gems in the region, with trail information explaining their history and importance.
Stops include the old Geylang Fire Station, Khalid Mosque, and Rochor Beancurd House.
Launching on Sunday, the digital edition encourages seniors to use their phones to scan QR codes on the trails to get more information about stops and log the number of steps they take on the mobile app Healthy365, thanks to which they can score points. to claim rewards such as vouchers.
They are also encouraged to share the photos they take on their walk with friends or on social media.
The launch of the digital edition on Sunday at the Geylang Serai Community Club is part of Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) inaugural Digital for Life festival, which aims to inspire Singaporeans to embrace digitalization to enrich their lives.
The digital edition of the course was developed by Geylang Serai Integration and Naturalization Champions and the Geylang Serai Citizen Advisory Committee, in partnership with IMDA’s SG Digital Office.
On Sunday, South Eastern District Mayor Mohd Fahmi Aliman joined 35 senior citizens to try out the new features. He said the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of digitization in society and that while more older people have become tech-savvy, there is room for improvement.
He said: “As Singapore and countries around the world continue to push for digitalization, the need to master technology will become increasingly important, especially among our seniors within the community.
“As we move into a post-pandemic future, let’s take active steps to embrace the digital wave. I hope this initiative will provide opportunities for our seniors and the community to learn more about how to access the digital platforms.”