Netting put up along parts of Changi Jurassic Mile after woman hit on head by golf ball

Netting has been put up following an incident where a female pedestrian was hit on the head.
Netting has been put up following an incident where a female pedestrian was hit on the head.PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR, DEREK YAP/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Netting has been put up along parts of the Changi Jurassic Mile, following an incident where a female pedestrian was hit on the head by a stray golf ball from the adjacent golf course.

The Changi Airport Group (CAG) said in response to queries on Monday (Oct 26) that the netting was installed last Saturday night, as a safety measure.

The netting extends vertically above fencing that segregates the walking path from the dinosaur exhibits and the golf course.

The Changi Jurassic Mile is part of the Changi Airport Connector, which stretches from East Coast Park to Terminal 4 and Terminal 2 at Changi Airport.

The connector runs alongside the Tanah Merah Country Club.

A Facebook user Derek Yap shared that his domestic helper was injured as she and his family were walking along the dinosaur trail last Thursday evening.

He said his helper was taken to the hospital and found to have bruising on her head. She was advised to monitor her condition at home and was reported to be "fine so far".

Mr Yap said that he was told by CAG and Tanah Merah Country Club that it was the first time that such an accident had happened. Both have since apologised for the incident.

He said he shared the incident online to raise awareness, and encouraged those passing the stretch to hold up open umbrellas and for cyclists to keep their helmets on.

The country club did not respond to The Straits Times' queries on whether compensation would be offered to the woman who was injured, and if anyone would be held liable for the incident.

Separately, the CAG added that the baby dinosaur exhibit, which was missing five of its front teeth in a recent act of vandalism, has also been repaired. This was brought to light after a video of a woman rocking back and forth on the exhibit made its rounds online.


The baby dinosaur exhibit, which was missing five of its front teeth in a recent act of vandalism, has also been repaired. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

A CAG spokesman said on Oct 17 that it will be "adding cautionary signs along Changi Jurassic Mile to remind visitors not to climb on the exhibits" and that there will be surveillance cameras along the pathway.