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Running With My Dog in Singapore!

Post by Stew » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 7:51 pm

Hello,

Im moving to Singpore for a year in August and cant wait.

I love running with my dog here in the UK, where as i realise the effects of heat, the urban enviroment etc and am prepared for that - i was wondering if you are you allowed to run on the pavements/sideways with a dog, if say running to the park? Also what would happen if he needed the toilet, im obviously a very responsible dog owner but am interested to find out?!

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Stew :P

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Post by ksl » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 9:40 pm

Stew wrote:Hello,

Im moving to Singpore for a year in August and cant wait.

I love running with my dog here in the UK, where as i realise the effects of heat, the urban enviroment etc and am prepared for that - i was wondering if you are you allowed to run on the pavements/sideways with a dog, if say running to the park? Also what would happen if he needed the toilet, im obviously a very responsible dog owner but am interested to find out?!

Thanks,

Stew :P
You will be very lucky to run on the pavement here, with a dog, it's just too dangerous. Also very strict on dog shit too! You have to clean up after it, without a doubt otherwise someone will photograph you, and get you on the fron page of the local press. They love scandals by foreigners, sells papers!
Even in parks, the dogs have to be on leads!

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Post by cbavasi » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 9:48 pm

I see people running with their dogs every single morning near the Botanical Gardens when I walk my son to school. They are all shapes and sizes too (the dogs that is :P ).

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Running With My Dog in Singapore!

Post by Stew » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 9:51 pm

Thanks for the reply! Its actually horrible for dog shit where i live in London! so i'll welcome that strict law!

I always run with the dog on a lead on pavements. Reagrding the parks there are some dog of leash areas in parks arent they?

Would you know if you could run very early morning along the East Coast - with the dog on a leash by your side, a pocket full of pooh bags and some water to wash away!!?

Cheers!

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Post by ksl » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 12:54 am

Stew wrote:Thanks for the reply! Its actually horrible for dog shit where i live in London! so i'll welcome that strict law!

I always run with the dog on a lead on pavements. Reagrding the parks there are some dog of leash areas in parks arent they?

Would you know if you could run very early morning along the East Coast - with the dog on a leash by your side, a pocket full of pooh bags and some water to wash away!!?

Cheers!
East coast is ideal for running, anytime with a dog, not seen it too over crowded yet!, Many on rollerblades and bikes...early morning should be quite though!

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Post by guitarnoise » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 8:54 pm

ECP seems to be crowded on weekends. But lots of people run with their dogs there every morning. Kind of makes me want to get a dog.

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Post by Nailah » Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:18 am

You wanna be careful about letting your dog run ahead of you on the pavement or anywhere... Our Malay folks will not be very happy to have a dog in their way. Seems like they can't touch (or be touched) by dogs for religious reason...



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Post by mules » Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:00 pm

It's a non-issue, provided you leash the dog along east coast. carry some bags, pick up the poop and go early mornings when it is coolest and quiet. Avoid weekends when it is super busy and people riding and blading randomly. alternatively go evenings when cooler during the week. some people will avoid you and the dog like the plague but if it is leashed and running next to you, all is fine.

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Post by kimtaymour » Fri, 13 Jun 2008 8:18 am

Nailah wrote:Our Malay folks will not be very happy to have a dog in their way. Seems like they can't touch (or be touched) by dogs for religious reason...
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Nailah - Well let me arrange and ecplain what you said just now. First its not the Malays its the Muslims surely there are Chinese and Indina and even arabs muslims out there...

Second a Muslim is allowed to touch and raise a dog without any problem at all only for a real purpose and reason like:

- If you have a firm or a property and you are scared to be robbed and stolen by thieves
- If you use the dog as a house guard to protect you then that is totally fine 100% and no harm in it at all

So that means for safety reason that is fine you can have one two asd much as you need to fulfill the need.

But its not allowed to keep a dog to in the house as a pet

Of course if you keep it for safety reason don't tell me you wont touch your dog or otherwise how is it to learn from you, know you, love you and understand you... so the contact must be there even if you are a muslim again i say it is fine

In Islam things are written clearly but has criteria and condition to be fullfilled and people never read everything they just concentrate on the first two lines which is a great mistake or they just read things form the cover.

BTW these infos are trusted and I jsut write it in a simple way so everyone can undertand it... Imagine that a dog can catch a prey for you and you can eat it that is halal but remember there are conditions always but its do-able.. i don't say that the Quran says it

Guys if you got any doubt about this issue or others am here to help ya
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Post by Nailah » Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:22 am

Kim, I think you are completely missing the point with your post. We're here to help Stew with his move to Singapore. We're not here to spam his thread by attempting to appear deep.

I didn't use the word "Muslim" because I wasn't sure if it concerned the dog issue for sure. I only know I'd been taught since I was a little girl to not dump that oh-so cute puppy unto my Malay friend's lap because its "not nice". So instead of acting smart like some, I was simply trying to help by sharing what I saw growing up in Singapore. If you don't agree, hmm... then don't, because people couldn't care less.

Maybe you'd think I should probe and find out more but thanks I'll pass. I love dogs, but I also love all my Malay friends too much to probe too deep into sensitive religious stuff and disrespect the harmony of their company over a dog. The well-mannered ones who'd lived here long enough know its just not polite to discuss too deep into religion here.



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Post by kimtaymour » Fri, 13 Jun 2008 5:53 pm

Sure indeed we are here to help out Stew .. But i jsut wanted to share that with you guys.. just take it as n extra information as a general knowledge it will help you someday

of course I know how sensitive is religion issue in Malaysia and i'd assume in Singpaore is almost about the same but very good that everyone respect the other which is what he want out here in the society

Anyways if you got doubts on such issu you can refer to me I'll d my level best to provide the most accurate information.

As for now Stew take your dog and run with it early in the morning that the best solution
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Post by taxico » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 1:29 pm

you can run anywhere you like on public sidewalks as long as they're leashed and if they're large dogs (check with the AVA website for specific categories/breeds) you have to muzzle them.

but in general, as long as they're not attack dogs, people are okay with them not being muzzled.

i recommend running in the morning when it's still cool so your dog doesn't stink too much from the heat after the run.

i was told muslims can actually touch/pet/hug canines. they just need to wash their hands after that if they come in contact with the saliva. this was personally recounted to me by arab/middle-eastern muslims.

singapore muslims don't subscribe to that theory and are dog-averse. until you know how to spot muslims (they don't always wear the traditional garb) it would be wise to not let them wander too close to people.

it's really for your own benefit. oh, unless they approach the dog willingly or ask to pet your dog. then why the heck not? you're a dog owner!

i recall a dog park in bishan... but they used to fly rotary RC aircrafts there too. hope you don't have a chaser... not sure what the situation is like now, but there aren't really a lotta play areas for dogs. dig around the archives in this forum.

some parts of the botanic garden/sidewalks in singapore are shady because of big ole' trees, so that'll help if you must run during the day.

be prepared to sniff around... i used to walk dogs at the pierce-end of upper thomson because of the trees.

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Post by kimtaymour » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 9:09 pm

taxico wrote:
i was told muslims can actually touch/pet/hug canines. they just need to wash their hands after that if they come in contact with the saliva. this was personally recounted to me by arab/middle-eastern muslims.

singapore muslims don't subscribe to that theory and are dog-averse. until you know how to spot muslims (they don't always wear the traditional garb) it would be wise to not let them wander too close to people.
Taxico you are absolutely right... wonder if everyone can go over the border to know about something... no harm in touching a dog at all as long as aftewarsd you wash your hands then no probs
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Post by ching » Sun, 15 Jun 2008 1:46 pm

There are dog run areas at West Coast park, in Bishan, and a few other places :)

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Post by kubrydog » Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:00 am

Hi Stew,

I am also moving in late August with my dog. I have been to Singapore and see that they are pretty friendly with dogs. In fact, it seems to me that lots of people have dogs. You can even buy raw dog food in the frozen food section of Cold Storage... In my opinion, this is a sign that there are people in Singapore that love dogs. I will also be living in D 15.

There is a park called Katong Park that has a dog run. There is a low-quality, but cute video of dogs playing there on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8X_aQtMZGU
I don't think running is a problem as long as your dog is on the lead and you pick-up potty messes. It sounds to me like you are a very responsible dog owner and will do this. I also met a girl that takes her dog to swim in the beach, although I am not sure if this is legal. They have dog cafes as well dog care, agility, etc... A google search on any of these terms should show lots of results.

I guess you won't have to do quarantine. You are lucky.
I am very worried about my dog during his stay in quarantine.
We are waiting for a space to open for him and then we are coming to Singapore.

Enjoy your year in Singapore with your doggy :-)

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