Sixth dog run to be launched on Sunday in Sembawang Park

SINGAPORE - Dog owners have another place to bring their pets for a workout, with Singapore's sixth dog run opening at Sembawang Park on Sunday.

"Some of my residents living in the north have asked me for a dog run," National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan, who is a Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC, noted in a blog post on Friday. The new dog run, a fenced-off space in which dogs can run free, will cover 2,700sqm of land, or the size of about 21/2 basketball courts.

But dog owners should also be considerate to other park visitors, who might be fearful of animals, added Mr Khaw. He advised owners to clean up after your dogs, leash them outside the dog run and be extra mindful when children or babies get too close.

To accompany the launch of the new dog run, there will be a pet carnival with activities such as a hamster race, a dog obedience demonstration, and free pet health screening. "My pet dogs will be joining in. Do come and join us too," said Mr Khaw.