Feline exhibition Asia Cat Expo to be held at Suntec Jul 29-30; features cat-themed booths, art jamming workshop
The event will also be the first to hold a cat grooming competition in Singapore.
Feline lovers can look forward to a variety of cat-related activities and services at the inaugural Asia Cat Expo on Jul 29 and 30.
Hosted by pet events organiser Furflr, the event aims to promote responsible cat ownership and raise the standard of cat care through education and entertainment.
There will be activities such as cat dress-up and cat-themed cosplay competitions, talks by industry experts, and a cat breed showcase by the Feline Fanciers Society of Singapore.
On both days of the event, visitors can get their cats microchipped for free by Animal & Veterinary Services (AVS). Additionally, they can speak with the AVS veterinarians during the “Chat with the Vet” session regarding concerns about their cats. This programme will be available on Jul 29 and 30, from 10am to 8pm.
Also taking place on both days is a professional grooming consultation by Nekomori Cat Salon. This is a free programme where visitors can learn how to properly maintain their cats’ skin and coat.
Renowned voice actors Khoi Dao and Laura Stahl, known for their roles in video games Genshin Impact and Fire Emblem, will be invited to share personal anecdotes and insights into feline companionship.
They will also have a meet-and-greet session on both days from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Only available on Jul 29 is the Paint By Numbers art jamming workshop hosted by Amber Art gallery.
Participants can choose from one of nine different Paint By Number artworks. The artworks were created to ensure that people, regardless of age and experience levels, can enjoy the activity.
The workshop will be held from 10.30am to 1pm. Those interested can sign up for an early bird ticket priced at $40.
On the second day, visitors can enjoy taking photos of their cats at the cat photography session from 10am to 8pm. The session will be conducted by Amy Works – an acclaimed Chinese cat show photography team – and the Feline Fanciers Society of Singapore.
Singapore’s first cat grooming competition will also be held on the second day of the event from 8.30am to 1.30pm.
There will be an open class category which is open to all competitors, whereas the advanced class is reserved for experienced groomers holding a minimum B class certification or boasting at least five years of grooming experience.
Those interested in participating in the competition can sign up for a starting price of $150. It will be overseen by esteemed international judge Sathit Suratphiphit, the Director of Starwood Arts of Dog Grooming School in Thailand.
Apart from the workshops, visitors can find over 60 regional and international booths that sell cat-related products such as food, toys, and accessories. Some vendors include Noble Pets, Crafterfish, and Dunggae Feeds.
Visitors are allowed to bring their cats into the festival, but they must ensure that they are either kept in carriers or attached to a harness for added safety.
The opening of Asia Cat Expo will be graced by Senior Minister of State for Communication and Information & National Development Tan Kiat How.
The event will be held from 10am to 8pm at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 406. Tickets are priced at $5 for a one day pass, and $8 for a two-day pass.
More information on the activities will be released on Asia Cat Expo’s Instagram in the coming weeks.