Singapore, July 22, 2004

In celebration of Singapore’s 39th National Day, a “Uniquely Singapore” feline exhibit – the Singapura Cat will be on display at the Singapore Zoo from August 1, 2004 to August 31, 2004.

The Singapura Cat is also known as the Kucinta, "drain cat" or longkang cat. A smaller than average, short, sepir-coloured haired cat with noticeably large round eyes and big triangular ears, the Singapura Cat used to be found along the Singapore River previously.

As a special highlight for National Day, four enchanting felines – Sang Nila Utama, Sang Seri Beni, Lite Up Mi Life and Putri Tanjong Pura will be on loan from their owners to give both local and foreign visitors an up-close experience with this unique pedigree.

“As pure-bred Singapuras are rare in Singapore today, most Singaporeans have never set their eyes on this mysterious cat. By bringing them to the Zoo, we hope that these beautiful cats will offer visitors many delightful moments as we celebrate Singapore’s 39th birthday,” said Ms Fanny Lai, Director of Marketing and Communications at Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Mr. Chang Chee Pey, Director of Sightseeing and Cruise, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said, “The STB is pleased to support this exhibit, which lovingly showcases a Uniquely Singapore feature – the rare Singapura Cat. This exhibit also adds a unique element to the month-long Celebrate Singapore festivities, and what better time indeed to showcase these pure-bred Singapuras than in August as Singapore commemorates its 39th National Day!”

In addition to the Singapuras, an exquisite bronx sculpture of the Singapura Cat by renowned sculptor Lim Leong Seng will also be on display at the Zoo’s entrance.

Date: August 1 to August 31, 2004
Venue: Singapore Zoo entrance
Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm



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