Protective netting has gone up along a dinosaur-themed track after a hard-hitting incident involving a golf ball happened Thursday, just two weeks after it opened to the public.
Some netting has already been installed along the 3.5 kilometer “Changi Jurassic Mile,” according to a photo of the work, after a man complained that his maid was hit in the head by a golf ball near the Tanah Merah Country Club. The club told Coconuts Friday it was “very sorry” about the mishap and was working with developer Changi Airport Group to improve safety.
“We are already in contact with the Changi Airport Group (CAG), the developer of the Jurassic Mile track, and they are looking into enhancing the safety features of the track. We are working closely with the CAG in this regard. One possibility being explored is putting up nettings in that area to prevent further accidents,” it said in a statement.
That work appears to have begun, according to a photo showing workers erecting safety nets which tower over the dinosaur exhibits. It was not clear when the work was done or whether it covers the entire track.
It was last week when Derek Yap Yap wrote that his family was visiting the new attraction with their maid, who was hit with an errant ball at around 6pm.
“A loud thud was heard before I turn around and [saw] my helper dropping on her knees onto the floor. She held her head and started crying. That was when we realised she was hit by a golf ball from Tanah Merah Country Club. The golf course was literally right beside the exhibit, along the entire Changi Jurassic Mile,” he said.
The trail is part of a 3.5 kilometer path from Changi Airport to East Coast Park.
Today 22 October 2020 at 6pm, I took the family and my helper to the newly opened Changi Jurassic Mile near to T4.
It was the latest mishap on the dinosaur trail. Barely a week after its Oct. 11 opening, one of the dino figures was vandalized. A woman captured riding a baby T-rex for a TikTok video was blamed for its apparent missing tooth. Signs telling the public to handle the exhibits with care have since been put up.
Changi Airport Group and Yap had yet to reply to Coconuts enquiries as of publication time.
The path features 22 dinosaur figures, including a T-rex and brachiosaurus, with information boards about the prehistoric creatures.
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