Aggressive monkey business at MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Straits Times 23 Jan 09;

AS A regular user of the fitness corner at MacRitchie Reservoir Park, I would like to warn users and visitors about a troop of monkeys frolicking in the vicinity. As they are in heat, they are aggressive and confrontational.

Visitors with children in tow should be concerned for their safety. They should move in groups and conceal all foodstuff and drinks. They should cling onto sling bags and pouches and wear them in front.

Accompanying adults should carry a stick to ward off the monkeys. When confronted, challenge them with the stick and they usually back off.

Do not turn and run as they will pounce.

I hope the park wardens will look into the issue for the safety and protection of users and visitors.

Chin Kee Thou

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