Mr Gary Lim and his guide dog Jordie waiting to enter a MRT cabin. Photo by: Jolynn Lee, Bibiana Inez Low
Mr Gary Lim and his guide dog Jordie waiting to enter a MRT cabin.
Photo by: Jolynn Lee, Bibiana Inez Low

Specially trained, 6-year-old guide dog Jordie works hard to serve as the eyes of his handler, Mr Gary Lim, since May 2015.

They are one of the eight guide dog teams in Singapore. Owning a guide dog doesn’t come cheap. Lessons for the guide dog and its blind handler cost approximately $50,000, according to Guide Dog Singapore, a non-profit voluntary welfare organization.

Guide dogs are allowed in public spaces including buses and trains. But are most commuters aware of this? Do they know what they can and can’t do when they see a guide dog team?

Watch this video to find out more.