Monday, October 29, 2012

Cats Furever Yours

We visited the cats adoption drive at Light Of Life vet (Blk 740 Bedok Reservoir) in late October. Most of the cats were brought to the clinic for the day so people can interact with them and consider them for adoption. It was a tad stressful for them but these brave kitties did well and put on their best behaviour. Their ages and backgrounds vary. Each has a story to tell... if you care to listen and hear them purr. Please come forth and open your hearts and homes for these furballs. Email or for more details. Thank you.

Shy Crepe Suzette is less than a year old and has the most amazing orange eyes.
She is friendly but a little timid. Email for more details

David was a stray cat living at Lengkok Bahru area. Due to his sweet temperament, he was badly injured twice by other stray cats and now off the streets. He is a big tabby fellow and a very affectionate boy who wants your TLC. He gets along well with other cats, especially kittens who look to him as a surrogate dad.
He has won awards at a few cat contests, including Best Dressed Dracula (photo below -just kidding ;)
Estimated to be 7 to 8 years old, he is litter trained. He is FIV+ (which means he has a lower immune system) but FIV+ cats can live as long as normal cats if they are in a safe unstressful loving environment. Email to view and adopt him!

Emerald is 7 years old and a sweetheart. She has been left behind by her owner who passed away.
This purr machine is easy-going, friendly and good with other cats and kids. 
We are happy she has been ADOPTED! :)

Young sweet Lucie was found hungry wandering the streets, begging for food and hiding in the bushes. We brought her to the vet to inspect her missing right eye (which is fine) and also sterilised and vaccinated her. She is tested negative for FIV/ FELV. During her sterilisation, she was discovered to be in early stages of pregnancy and was aborted. She is a classic case of abandonment and left to fend for herself. She is young (about 3 years old), affectionate, easygoing and has very soft fur (due to her mixed breed). Her colouring is gorgeous - white, light coco brown and black striped markings.
She has been ADOPTED too :)

Mandala is a few months old, and active and playful as a kitty should be.
Won't you bring her home and play with her?

Regal Solomon is a handsome pure breed with a Russian blue shiny coat. 
Less than 1 year old, it is a very vocal and expressive kitty.
Call Light Of Life vet clinic at 6243 3282 for more details.

MoMo is only a few weeks old and he got a a great personality already. 
Who can resist him? Love love.

Dottie's 4 kittens are 8 weeks old - 2 girls and 2 boys. Balls of energy as kittens should be!
Lots of interest in them so there is careful screening to find the right adopter.

Stereo is a year and half, and is an affectionate, vocal, gentle sweet baby with beautiful markings 
and a perfectly long racoon tail with obvious grey stripes.
He prefers hugs to treats and likes to talk a lot hence the name Stereo. LOL. 
His home is currently a public carpark and void deck in Pasir Ris, and he likes to sleep on the bench and lets his trusted friends caress him. Please take him off the streets so he can be in a safe loving home.

Thank you and blessings.  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

We did it again!

Yay we did it again! We raised $3,700 this year for Cat Welfare Society! BIG thanks to everyone who made this happen - from the sponsors and Purrzaar vendors to contributing photographers, literary contributors and all the kind supporters :D 

We hope to raise more next year but need to think of more ideas and avenues to encourage people to give and be part of this "Love Cats" movement. If you want to contribute your skills/talents at the next Purrzaar in August 2013, contact us at  You can be an artist and draw for free, or a fabulous home baker who wants to contribute cupcakes to sell, and all the money goes to CWS. Get the point? Good, let's dance!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Contributors of 2012

Thank you to these Contributing Photographers for COTW photo exhibition in 2012:

Alyssa Sbisa
Alyssa Sbisa currently studies and works from home, so an awful lot of time is spent with her two Birmans. The cats are both great company, yet highly distracting! A camera is always sitting around ready to capture their silliness. A world without cats would be nowhere near as amusing


Barffie loves the silly antics of cats and found great joy befriending the local cats wherever she travels to. She finds that nothing is quite as comforting as running her hand down the soft fur of a willing feline in a foreign land.

Carlyn Law

Chris Tan
Carlyn Law is a PR consultant by day and off duty, the unstoppable traveller is always on the prowl for good food, green pastures and cats around the globe. As organiser of ‘Cats Of The World’ and Purrzaar, the mamma to three cats is thrilled to share her love for cats and wishes more people will give them a loving furever home.

Chris Tan is a large furry thing who has fun taking photos of small furry things. His ideal pet would be a doglike cat: independent enough to be low-maintenance, but affectionate enough to sayang its owner.

Gavin Ge
Gavin Ge is a self-taught shutterbug who has developed a soft spot for old places and cats. Cats to him are a photogenic lot, not to mention being full of attitude and character.


Iris Ong
Iris Ong loves bringing her animals out to interesting places and photographing them whenever she can. The vegan is an avid believer of organic raw food diet for all animals and a (raw) vegan diet for humans in order for all living beings and the environment to not just survive, but thrive.

Jonathan Danker loves to take photos and finds peace in the natural world.

Jonathan Danker
Judy Ong and her husband didn’t like cats until one day her daughter brought home a kitten, Jarvis, from SPCA. Over the last 18 years, she is won over by more cats that came to stay - Ripley, Mimi, and Lola – who have shown them unconditional love, affection and companionship. Nowadays she also helps her daughter to feed the cats downstairs.

Katelyn Goh works in an international school which allows her to interact with people from all over the world. As owner of two cats, Meemi and Loki, she enjoys traveling. If there is a cat shelter located in the city that she is traveling to, she will definitely go and pay them a visit.

Ketan Shah
Ketan Shah is an amateur photographer who carries a camera everywhere. He finds that taking pictures of stray cats helps develop skills useful for any photographer as they force you to look in places people don't normally look, and to make quick shooting decisions.

Koh Mui Fong is a photojournalist and mother of two daughters who enjoys taking photos of stray cats. Ever since 2001 when she took a photo of two kittens that captured her heart, she has not stopped snapping photos of stray cats by using a DSLR camera and sometimes the mobile phone.

Lai Chan Foo
Lai Chan Foo is a retiree who took up photography in the 70’s. For the past four years, his interest is more focused on photographing the stray cats of Singapore. Walking on the streets to capture the images of felines also provides healthy exercise.

Leong Keng Cheong
Leong Keng Cheong is a cat-loving photography enthusiast who has been fascinated with this elegant animal for the longest time. A simple meow from the cat will just brighten up his day. He plans to keep one in the near future.


Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee loves to shoot the stray cats he meets and unsuspecting humans he knows - with his camera, of course. He has made friends with the feline guards patrolling his estate.

Mike Tan
Mike Tan is a freelance art director, and he and his wife, Lynn, love cats. They are living with three playful monsters: Jojo, Yoyo and Toto. The first two are adopted from cat shelters while Toto was rescued in a 2-metre deep drain. They love cats because they are self-sufficient, self-possessed and independent. Furthermore, they are great companion. 

Miss Choo

Miss Choo loves to experiment with photography, travel and listen to Britpop/Indie, and sometimes makes clothes for her cat, Moby. This first-time cat owner is inspired by Moby, and hopes his photos can bring smiles to other people.

Nicholas Lee
Nicholas Lee is a shutterbug whose self-taught photography bears testament to his love for animals. With his active involvement in animal welfare groups, it is clear that Nicholas’ work at Furry Photos is one of passion. Initially a dog person, the grace and attitude of cats slowly won him over.

Nin Tan
Nin Tan loves taking photos of her cats, catching them in action when they are in their most natural state. She grew up loving cats and was living with as many as 25 cats once, observing their antics. The cats gave her inspiration for Oatsie's Trunk - the lovely hand-drawn and sewn cat-inspired pillows and cushions. With the birth of baby Elly, she is handing down the cat-loving spirit to her adorable daughter.

Nur' Aisyahbi bte Ahmad
Nur’Aisyahbi bte Ahmad is a cat enthusiast who also is interested in photography. She combines both her passions and loves to take beautiful photos of cats. She treats cats with utmost passion and care, and believes that every cat has a different tale to tell.

Nur' Aisyahbi bte Ahmad

PC Tan, an art director of an graphic design firm, is a cat lover and always wanted to share the joy of life with cats. He loves his two precious cats in Malaysia and would like to deliver a message: MUST LOVE CATS!

PC Tan
Polly Yeung
Polly Yeung is an architectural designer with interests in photography, yoga and cats. She finds cats intelligent and a great source of inspiration and she considers it a privilege to be owned by a cat.

Renz Hu is a recent Photography & Digital Imaging graduate from the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Apart from pursuing his career as a fine art artist, he also enjoys traveling and taking photographs of cats. Their mysterious and alluring charm never fail to attract him. 

Renz Hu
Sandy Heng
Sandy Heng is a cat-mama to pair of siblings, and a random snapper, of mostly of cats and places, and cats at places. Cats show the meaning of unbridled love, affections, playfulness, that never fail to bring a tinge of warmth to my heart.

Sylvia Chua
Sylvia Chua is a freelance photographer-cum-hobbyist. She loves to snap anything from Mother Nature. Shooting more for fun, her portfolio also covers events and concerts. “There’s always something interesting to shoot out there; it’s how you take it at the right moment that makes a picture speaks a thousand words.”

Tan Yih Chyi
Tan Yih Chyi's life took a 360-degree change when Siamese kitty Nutmeg turned up at her home one day. Initially uncertain of this energizer kitty, she was soon won over by its constant affection. Looking into his ocean blue eyes, she is mesmerized by that twinkle and tenderness. With a passion of photography, this quirky girl just loves taking pictures of her supermodel feline!

Yong Qian Hwee
Yong Qian Hwee believes in leaving the best photographs to chance. The window of opportunity lies in the happenstance of circumstances, and in his case, stray cats and their allure in the dark. The university undergraduate prefers taking photographs of animals more then humans and on some occasions takes pleasure in nightly walks with his DSLR.

Rebecca Ho
Rebecca Ho is a professional cat trapper-and-sitter. Her goal is to achieve zero stray on Singapore streets by sterilization as every cat deserves a loving home, away from abuse and accidents. She is enslaved by her four adopted cats whom she loves dearly.

Zhaoyuan Uchida loves travelling, animals and taking photographs. When these three loves happen at the same time, she gets wonderful pictures of animals around the world. She loves cats especially, and has two cats that are adopted from Cat Welfare Society’s adoption bulletin.

Zhaoyuan Uchida

*We’d also like to THANK these well-known cat lovers for their literary contributions!

Alfian SA’AT              
Irene ANG
GOH Boon Teck
TUNG Soo Hua
Alvin TAN (+Jarvis)
Karen TAN
Alvin TAN
MR and MRS Sabotage
BOB The Cat 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cats of The World 2012 & Saturday Purrzaar

Cats of The World’ Photo Exhibition Pounces Back For The Sixth Time!

Also don't miss the bigger Saturday ‘Purrzaar’ Market for cat lovers...

Date: 10 to 30 September 2012
Time: 10am to 10pm

Venue:  The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane (Tel: 6332 6900)
Nearest Parking: Parliament House behind The Arts House
Admission: FREE!

For more info, Email | Call 9362 3626

+ Saturday Purrzaar Markets
Date: 15 and 22 September 2012, Saturdays
Time: 11am to 6pm

Our annual cat exhibition will showcase 39 photos of feline models from countries like Australia, Myanmar, Japan and Italy. There is a new literary aspect whereby several well-known cat lovers in different fields - such as Goh Boon Teck, Karen Tan, Alfian Sa'at, Ginette Chittick, Irene Ang and Tung Soo Hua - have contributed original prose, poems and short stories that are dedicated or inspired by cats! Proceeds raised go to the ‘Cat Welfare Society’

Note: Due to F1, the Old Parliament Lane (road in front of Arts House) is closed so drivers can park at Parliament House (behind Arts House which is accessible by Parliament Place from North Bridge Road). Alternatively, visitors can park at Funan Mall, Boat Quay or Fullerton Hotel and then walk over to The Arts House which is near the Sir Stamford Raffles statue/ landing point. See map below for directions:

Saturday Purrzaar Markets
Date: 15 and 22 September 2012
Time: 11am to 6pm
To be held within the ground floor print gallery of The Arts House, this unique cat-theme flea market features cat-themed merchandise and keepsakes, including postcards, handmade dolls, cushions, notebooks, tote bags, knitted brooches, fashion and home accessories, natural soaps, and artwork by a range of local artists, designers and vendors. Cat Welfare Society also has a booth to sell their merchandise. 

TIP: Please bring cash to spare as you'd want to buy everything! (Cash only, sorry no credit cards ;) 

FANCY FEAST® is also giving away 100 free door gifts of Purina ONE Cat Dry Pack (1.59kg) and 50 of the new FANCY FEAST® Royale Broths (40g) on each day of the Saturday Purrzaar. These are given out on a first-come-first-meow basis, so be the early cats and look for us to claim your gifts!


Cats of the World organisers are selling the cat photos, cat postcards, a selection of clothes, bags and accessories – all proceeds from the stall go to CWS. PawGlam! pet collars are also on sale at our booth.

Cat Welfare Society - our adopted group - will be selling their merchandise such as the tee-shirts, bags, books, toys and catnip eyeballs for the kitties! You can also visit their website to buy their merchandise, adopt cats and sign up as a member to support their cause.

Dainty Hands offers all things sweet and pleasing to the eye from cake lollipops to satisfy the sweet tooth to kitty toys and potted grasses to pamper your furry feline friends. There are cute jewellery such as cat-motif necklaces and rings, imported tote bags and pouches with sewn-on cat silhouettes. Prices start from just $5.

Bach Flower Remedies are made according to the exact traditions of Dr. Edward Bach and are known throughout the world as a safe and effective form of complementary therapy. Working with your animal friends using Bach Flower Remedies is a journey of healing and to form a closer relationship through increased care and understanding. Deki Soh is the first Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner (BFRP) in Singapore who will share her experience of using the remedies with humans and animal friends. Each 30ml bottle (up to 7 alcohol-free remedies) is priced at $30. 

Library is a tote bag label celebrating the love for text and illustrations. The first series were inspired by “T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” and illustrations by Edward Gorey These carry-all totes come in three colours: Sunworshipper Gold, Antique Typewriter Bronze, Stardusted Black. The colours are hand-mixed personally silk-screened. The second series which will be featured at the Purrzaar are inspired by four book covers, namely: “Chiro, My Love” by Nobuyoshi Araki; “The Cat Inside” by William S. Burroughs; “Zen for Cats” by Henry Beard and “I Am a Cat” by Natsume Sōseki.

Momshoo offers hand-stitched and hand-knitted whimsical designs. All items are handmade with a personal touch. Creations include plush toys, passport covers and mismatched earrings! Don’t miss the limited edition cat brooches, sleeping cat key rings, knitted cat rings and amigurumi cat toys.

Jammin' ink drawings and kitchen gloves feature happy cat motifs. The items are designed and handmade with recycled materials such as fabric and wrapping papers. There are also vintage wooden rulers and pencils for sale. 

Maomao offers a list of happy stuff which you and your maomao (kitties) will love. There are fresh winter wheat grass to bags, pouches and accessories to bring home.

Oatsie's Trunk is started by a husband and wife team whose love for pets extends to little cuddly pet-shaped cushions. All original pet silhouettes are hand-drawn to proportions before they are being cut and sewn. These one-of-its-kind customised designs come complete with pretty ribbon collars and trinkets! Prices start from $55 for customised cushions and trinkets are $5 for 3. There are also purses, cushion covers, and tote bags.

PawGlam! offers beautiful handmade designer collars for pets that comes in a wide range of styles to choose from - from the glamorous to the funky, from the hip to the gothic, as well as designs to match every occasion.

Puffingmuffin is a playground of quirky and fun illustrations of animals caught in playful, sometimes less than desirable, situations that promise to put a smile on your face. The illustrations are inspired by the artist’s love for animals, particularly cats! These illustrations can be brought home in the form of postcards, magnets, badges, and/or stickers. Visit and

Rub A Dub Candles burn longer, smell stronger and don't contain any petroleum like ordinary candles. Handmade with 100% vegetable-based wax, they are lead- and dye-free with no added chemicals. Rub A Dub Candles are lotion and massage candles rich in vitamin E goodness. Simply blow the candle out, dip your fingers into the melted soy and Rub A Dub it all over!

SlothStudio's art products are handmade from drawings and paintings of two local artists, Ng Ling Tze and Terence Koh. They have always enjoyed the company of cats and get inspired to interpret them in their artworks. Handmade art products include A6-size notebooks, wearable art (pendants with chain, earrings and rings), zipper pouches and soft plush with keychain. and

StuffSusieMade offers a trove of amigurumi items, all of them hand-crocheted, knitted or sewn, and all of them super kawaii. Look out for the many plushies of felines like the ‘Goodnight Kitten’ who's wrapped up snug in his blanket, ‘Kitty Cupcake’ Magnets in adorable muffin cups, mini ‘Puss in Pouches’ that would brighten up anyone's day as well as various accessories for both you and your cat.

WILD celebrates nature with its all-natural soap, shampoo and bodycare products using herbs, plants and ingredients from Australia. Some of the products are Geranium & Red Rice Soap, Pandan & Mint Soap, Wild Vanilla & Clove with Orange Soap, Lemon Shampoo and Natural Moisturising Cream.