On a Roll with PAW Patrol at City Square Mall!
Are your little ones fans of Ryder, Chase, Skye, and the rest of the PAW Patrol team? Then get ready to report for duty at City Square Mall during the upcoming September school holidays. From the release of the first-ever PAW Patrol movie to interactive themed activities, there’s plenty of tail-wagging fun awaiting your pups. Ready to roll?
No City is Too Big; No Pup is Too Small
Evil Mayor Humdinger is trying to turn the busy metropolis of Adventure City into a state of chaos. This calls for Ryder and the rescue pups to kick into high gear. With exciting new gadgets, cool new wheels, and a city-smart new friend, Liberty the dachshund, the team goes on some high-stake rescues you won’t want to miss. PAW Patrol: The Movie™ will be unleashed in theatres here from 26 August 2021.
There’s no better time than this September school holidays to head over to GV City Square. Grab yourselves some pup-corn (subject to updated Covid-19 measures) and catch the biggest PAW Patrol animated adventure to date!
(See also: Kids and Pets: What’s the Ideal Pet for Your Family + Must-See Adorable Photos of Children and Their Best Fur-Friends)
PAW-fect Your Wellness Routine
After the movie, visit the virtual gaming station at the Level One Atrium (near Giordano #01-27) for more educational fun. The PAW Patrol pups believe that taking good care of ourselves, our bodies, and our minds is extremely important. And they want to show your pups how. Simply scan the QR code to get started and have fun while learning together as a pack.
The interactive activity station will be available from 3 to 12 September, with safe-distancing measures in place. There’ll be four experiential and educational activities that focus on the main pillars of a child’s well-being:
Dietary Wellness – The earlier you start on the path to a healthier lifestyle, the better. Show the kids how having a healthy, balanced diet leaves you feeling great, having more energy, and improves your health. Join Liberty as you race against time to collect as many fruits as possible in the quest to eat healthy and stay strong!
Digital Wellness – Technology is a double-edged sword. In today’s digital age, it is essential for children to be alert and stay secure while learning to be tech-savvy. Navigate through the cyber maze with Chase and learn how to adapt and overcome the dangers of the online world.
(See also: 6 Tips to Keep Your Young Gamer Safe Online)
Social Wellness – Children need opportunities to use their imaginations and there’s no better way than learning through play. It also helps them develop essential life skills, including problem-solving and working with others. At this station, kids learn how to play well and play safe together with Rubble and friends.
Physical Wellness – Last but certainly not least, keep fit and stay active! Get your boogie on and dance virtually with Skye. Scanning the QR Code will reveal colourful boxes that light up to guide you through a nifty dance choreography. Time to let loose and have fun!
Redeem Awesome PAW-some Treats
Shop at City Square Mall from 30 August to 26 September and take home PAW Patrol premiums and shopping vouchers.
- Redeem a PAW Patrol children’s face mask your little ones will love to wear. Simply spend a minimum of $60 ($110 if inclusive of NTUC FairPrice, Q & M and/or Schools receipts). Each shopper can redeem up to three masks per day. There are 2,450 redemptions up for grabs, so get shopping!
- Get an additional $10 CDL Gift Voucher if you spend a minimum of $150 ($200 if inclusive of NTUC FairPrice, Q & M and/or Schools receipts). Each shopper can redeem one voucher per day, limited to a total of 4,000 vouchers.
Ready for some re-tail action? Visit www.citysquaremall.com.sg and their Facebook page for more details, and see you there this September!
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Up For Paws Singapore | Dog Daycare
Up For Paws is a Singapore dog daycare environment that believes in positive reinforcement, responsible dog ownership and dog socialization.
Up For Paws Fun!
Up For Paws: Going out for Walks
Up For Paws Daycare Doggies are so excited to go out for their walks! They get to explore the neighbourhood parks and even enjoy posing for group pics for they hoomans!
FOR SEO: Up For Paws is a Singapore dog daycare environment that believes in positive reinforcement, responsible dog ownership and dog socialization. We provide a fun, safe, loving and clean environment for your dog to play in while you are away! Here, all doggies will socialize and play under supervision by wonderful staff schooled in positive reinforcement dog training. If pack walks and fun social play is what your doggy craves, then give us a call now! Up For Paws is a Singapore dog daycare environment that believes in positive reinforcement, responsible dog ownership and dog socialization.
What to Do If Yours Has Them
About a month ago, I noticed slight cracks in the front paw pads of our new rescue dog, Scooby. After consulting with our vet over the phone, we decided to monitor his paws because he wasn’t bothered by them.
However, one paw started to bleed. Scooby has a very high threshold for pain (he lives with a 4-year-old), but this hurt. Here is some helpful paw information and the advice we were given for this common problem.
See also: Should You Really Put Your Pet’s Bowl In The Dishwasher?
Interesting Facts About Paw Pads
- They help dogs absorb shock, which spares their joints from too much pressure.
- Dogs sweat through their paw pads, which is why bandages may not stick or will need to be changed often.
- Some dogs have overly sensitive paw pads. Booties may be a necessity and not just a fashion accessory.
- If you use harsh chemicals to keep your flooring clean, this may be affecting your dog’s paws. Use mild detergents and remember that your dog is licking whatever cleaners you’re using off his or her paw pads.
- Excessive paw licking can be linked to a pH imbalance, resulting from not enough meat in his or her dog food.
- A zinc deficiency may lead to cracked paw pads. Fish oil may be prescribed by your vet.
See also: What It’s Like During a Dog’s TPLO Surgery Recovery
How Dogs Get Cracked Paw PadsMy dog wearing a sock over his paw
We have a large concrete patio that Scooby plays on. He slides to a stop when he catches balls, which isn’t doing wonders for his paw pads.
We also have a side yard where there’s a lot of rough bark and he likes to do his business there. I run and walk him on concrete and asphalt, as not every street in our neighborhood has a sidewalk.
Basically, the vet thinks that his paws are adjusting to his new life. He spent a lot of time in kennels before we adopted him and his pads are softer than they should be for a dog his age.
Dogs living in colder climates are especially susceptible to cracked paw pads. Snow can refreeze between their toes and the salt on the ground can be particularly aggravating.
When spring arrives, these dogs are outside after being inside most of the winter. Their paw pads can have trouble adjusting, especially if they will be hiking in the mountains or going for long runs.
It’s kind of like how the heel of your foot might crack based on the change of seasons, lack of care, or whatever.
Dealing with Mildly Cracked Paw Pads
At first, we were told by our vet that if he is walking normally and the paw pads are not bleeding, to continue as normal. Paw pads heal quickly so the cracks could disappear on their own.
Watch to make sure that your dog isn’t licking the pads excessively as they need to be kept dry and clean.
If The Cracked Paw Pads Start to Bleed
- Clean the blood off.
- Apply something that can be used as a dog paw balm like Vaseline or Bag Balm.
- Put a sock over the cracked paw. If using tape to secure it, tape over the ankle and not the foot. The latter will cause the dog to limp more.
Check pads daily. It’s important that even if there aren’t problems, your dog becomes comfortable with you fiddling around with their feet.
- Rest until they are healed.
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I went to CVS and bought some Bag Balm in the skincare aisle (it now comes in portable tubes).
It’s an old remedy that farmers use on cow udders. It’s also done wonders for my feet. However, you don’t want to continuously Bag Balm your dog’s paws unless your dog has dry dog paws.
Soft paws are not a benefit. They need to be tough! While there are a number of alternatives, Bag Balm really works for my dog.
I also bought protective booties because he was wearing through our socks too quickly between doing his business outside and his nails. He hates them, but they seem to work for very short periods of time. I do grow tired of putting them back on multiple times per outside adventure.
If None of the Above Work
You can have the cracked paw wrapped by the vet. The downside is that you won’t be able to periodically check the paws to make sure they’re healing. Our vet would have given us a bootie for when he needed to go outside to go the bathroom.
I made an appointment to do this after being frustrated by the sock falling off. Once we got to the vet, she decided the cracked paw pad had healed enough on its own. We were sent home and prescribed another week of rest.
See also: Essential Gear for Big (Sensitive) Rescue Dogs
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C’mon, Lend a Helping Paw!
Dogs—for many of us, man’s furry best friends are an organic part of family life. After a long, gruelling day at the office, who wouldn’t want someone to greet them at the door, tail wagging, mouth wide open in excitement and joy? Yes, dogs are just about the perfect antidote for a terrible day.
Sadly, the joy they bring us isn’t always returned in kind. Some dogs get unceremoniously abandoned on the streets, as though they were yesterday’s newspaper. Without a loving environment to call home, we can only imagine what a life they must have. I mean, how would any of us turn out if we were so crassly dumped on the streets?
We need to help these animals as we do abandoned children. And for all willing to pick up this gauntlet, look no further than Furever Yours.Bruce is the first shelter dog selected for the Furever Yours programme
Furever Yours is a brand-new pilot programme operated in partnership between Singapore Zoo and SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) , and it intends to provide just the help required. Placing shelter dogs squarely centre stage, this programme aims to find new, permanent homes for our furry friends who have been at the SPCA shelter for some time.Thanks to Furever Yours, dogs like Bruce, which were once reserved and cautious, now show their curious and friendly sides
I know—we’ve all heard horror stories on the news about dogs being put through unconscionable training programs in attempts to ‘rehabilitate’ them. But, relax, they’re in good hands!
The dogs in the programme will receive training, fostering, and adoption support from the brains behind Singapore Zoo’s Animal Friends show. Their needs will be a key guiding principle to implement a tailormade care and training regime for each dog.
Now, let me introduce Bruce—after all, the proof is in the pudding (or paw-dding—no? Good call.).
In May 2016, Bruce was found on the streets with nothing more than a choke chain. Having likely been abandoned, he was rescued by SPCA. Dogs like Bruce have an arduous time finding new homes because they’re seen as unfriendly and untrainable. However, since joining the Animal Friends Show in 2019, he has learned new behaviours that have enriched his life, easing him into veterinary care. The once reserved and cautious dog has now revealed his more curious and sociable sides. If you’re lucky, you may see him enjoying buggy rides and walks around the zoo.The programme nurtures a loving and friendly disposition in dogs that were once abandoned
Bruce, and other dogs like him, undergo entirely voluntary positive enforcement training. In this, they earn rewards which makes their training fun and enriching. This nurtures a loving and friendly disposition in dogs like Bruce, which have experienced specific trauma and abandonment. The result is that they become much more likely to be adopted by a new family capable of showing the care and love they deserve.Bruce can sometimes be seen enjoying his time out and about in Singapore Zoo—either on buggy rides or walks
In highlighting the intelligence of these animals, their close bonds with humans, and promoting responsible pet ownership, the Animal Friends Show strongly advocates pet adoption over pet shopping. And through this programme with the SPCA, Singapore Zoo hopes to grow awareness for shelter animals.
If you’re interested in welcoming Bruce into your home, you can find out more about doing so here! SPCA is also doing its part to ensure that their other lovable furballs can be cared for, you can support them by heading over to their website, or staying tuned to their social media on Facebook and Instagram.
Singapore specials are often misunderstood and have a lower chance of adoption. In partnership with SPCA, we have launched the pilot programme, Furever Yours. As part of the programme, dogs like Bruce who have been at the shelter for a while are given a second chance to find their furever home. Find out more about Bruce at www.spca.org.sg/bruce*Some footages are shot before wearing of masks was mandatory.Posted by Wildlife Reserves Singapore on Monday, August 9, 2021
Visuals courtesy of Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
Paw prints in the Sandimage: pawprintsnetwork
I have so many wonderful memories and heart-warming moments from the time I spend interacting with dogs at the shelter. I want to be able look back at these one day, perhaps when age begins to challenge past reflections. Here I hope to keep these little joys timeless and possibly a comforting presence, like a familiar friend, in my elderly days.
July 22, 2015 – Seeing progress
Toy, a nondescript brown chihuahua, is one of four in a kennel, each with varying personalities but all eager to take the treat from my fingers. As they tumbled over each other to get at the treat that I could only hand out one piece at a time, I decided to try a little experiment. I started giving the treats to the dogs in a fixed order, disregarding who was more successful at pushing to the front. ‘One… two… three… four… One… two… three… four…’ and so on. By the third cycle, they got the idea. Four little bodies, each a different colour and lengths of fur, pressed close against each other, placed their little butts on the ground. They followed my finger as I went from one to another, always in the same order, only reaching up their noses to the fence when it was their turn. No more pushing, like well-behaved children. I’d watched videos of handlers doling out food to several dogs while all sat patiently for their turns, and marvelled at the amount of training I believe must have gone into that. Yet here we were, after 5 minutes of patience, everyone got the idea of this game! Perhaps there’s hope for me yet.
But I digress. I was there to take Toy out. Toy is a shy, uncertain boy, 2 years or so. Initially reluctant to even walk outside, straining to get back to his kennel, he let me pick him up and we went to the GAR. Once on the floor, he stood uncertainly and still, trembling slightly, tail tucked, back hunched up. I slowly sat on the floor and stretched out. Letting him take his time, he sniffed around me; up one side, down the other, then stood still. Still slowly, I let him sniff my hand and started stroking down his back, working up to butt and side scratches. As he started to relax, I withdrew my hand. Toy looked up at me, and I knew he was getting comfortable with the hand. More stroking and scratching, then he placed 2 tiny paws on my thigh, and look up at me. I smiled and praised and tapped my thighs to encourage him to step up. He slowly, albeit tentatively settled onto my lap. More stroking. Eventually he stepped off and he walked around the room once, checking out all the corners. Then came back onto the lap, as if feeling that was enough adventure for the moment and seeking out the safe space. More stroking, and another trip round the room, this time also checking out the cupboards and hand-sanitizer up above, even standing up on his hind-legs to check out barking from nearby; all the while with becoming visibly more relaxed and tail coming up. This went on a few more times. It was like watching confidence bloom in a creature!
A paw-fect pampering staycation fur animal lovers and take the fur-kids too!
Fairmont Singapore presents a pampering staycation retreat for animal lovers and their fur-kids, with luxurious accommodation on dedicated floors at the hotel, right in the city centre.
When in need of a quick city break, there’s no need to leave Fido or Princess at home now, take your dog (or cat) to explore new parks and the wide avenues surrounding the Fairmont Hotel, as you all relax and soak in the luxury and pampering services that are available.The Pawfect Package Includes:
- One-night stay in Fairmont Room or Signature Suite
- Breakfast for (2) two adults at Prego or in-room dining
- S$50 nett dining credits per stay that can be used at Prego, Anti:Dote, Mikuni, Asian Market Cafe, and for in-room dining (no pets allowed in restaurants)
- Complimentary use of pet amenities provided in your room, a snug bed, water bowl, and pee pads
- Pet owners can park in the driveway so it’s easier to transport their furbabies and luggage for check-in
The family can all check-in from 3pm onwards and check-out prior to noon, on day of departure.
Feel like just chilling and catching up on social media, movies or just scrolling on TikTok? With unlimited WIFI for multiple devices, everyone will be happy. SingapoRediscovers vouchers are eligible for use with these packages
The fine print: Terms & Conditions*
- Available for stays from now till 29 December 2021
- No more than two pets or total weight of 15kg are allowed per room.
- Pets are not allowed in the hotel gym, swimming pool area, restaurants and bars
- Pet owners will need to keep their fur-kid in a crate or carrier when in the hotels’ public areas or in the elevators and escalators.
- Pet owners will be responsible for the safety of their pets.
- Pets must not to be left alone at any time.
- Not inclusive of pet birthday cake, pet food and cat litter.
- Dining credits must be used during the stay and is not applicable at JAAN by Kirk Westaway and SKAI. Dining credits cannot be used in conjunction with other dining discounts.
- Reservations are non-cancellable and non-refundable 48-hours prior to check-in date.
- Rates are subject to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.
- Extra cleaning fee might be incurred.
- Subject to availability, blackout dates apply.
- Not valid in conjunction with other offers, promotions, discounts and vouchers.
- In case of dispute, Fairmont Singapore reserves the right of final decision.
**Please note that the regulations in the adjoining Raffles City Shopping Centre differs and does not allow pets except for guide dogs.
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Singapura Cat Breed Information & Characteristics
The Singapura (pronounced “sing-uh-poor-uh”) is the smallest breed of domesticated cats. However, these petite pets are known for packing a lot of personality into their tiny bodies. Singapuras are pretty much guaranteed to steal the show wherever they go.
This playful breed thrives on attention—and they get quite a bit, thanks to their unusual appearance and playful temperament. Singapuras have saucer-shaped eyes, large ears, tiny frames, and the energy of a few larger cats combined. These small, strong cats make fun family members and close companions.
Singapuras are relatively rare, and a Singapura kitten from a breeder can cost between $800–$2,000, depending on pedigree.
This breed is known for being especially small, seeming micro-sized in comparison to common house cats. It takes these pets up to two years to reach their full size, and even adult cats only end up weighing between 4–8 pounds. Singapuras’ size isn’t their only defining trait, though—these eye-catching felines have big ears and large, round eyes that can be hazel, green, or yellow.
Singapuras’ coats come in one color, called sepia agouti. “Sepia agouti” is essentially a fancy name for a ticked tabby pattern, with dark brown spots over light, cream-colored fur. These cats have short silky hair, darkly tipped blunt tails, and are lighter near their chests, stomachs, and muzzles.
Singapuras’ short coats don’t shed in excess—or much at all—but they’re not hypoallergenic. Their skin has quite a bit of dander, which irritates owners with allergies. Although their short coats don’t help prevent allergens, they are considerably easier to care for than many other breeds.
These curious cats are engaging extroverts who love to be the center of attention. Singapuras thrive on the attention of humans, and they’re not afraid to demand the spotlight. Their personalities are high-energy, assertive, intelligent, and playful.
Singapuras are kittenish in more than just their size. Even after they’ve matured to adulthood at around 2 years of age, this breed stays as active, silly, and needy as a typical kitten. Singapuras are also incredibly chatty and love to meow, often for no real reason at all.
Thankfully, their soft, sweet voices keep this breed’s incessant meowing relatively pleasant.
The Singapura is an interactive, intelligent breed who desires connection and affection above all. Make no mistakes—these cats will want to be in your face almost constantly. Singapuras love to live life with their pet parents and will try to involve themselves in day-to-day activities like making dinner or typing emails.
Singapuras will often insist on your attention, to the point of being a bit annoying. Though this curious, inquisitive breed might seem bossy and demanding, they are truly loving friends. Some owners say their Singapuras can even sense when they’re upset and try to console them.
Don’t let the cats’ near-constant desire to be close fool you, however. These felines do like to flex their independence, mostly when they’re trying to avoid tasks they would rather not partake in, like grooming. They also tend not to stay in one place too long and might wander off when you’re finally ready to sit down and cuddle them.
Singapuras love to leap to high places, scale cabinets, and even ride around their humans’ shoulders. These little sidekicks are gentle and playful and will appreciate toys that challenge them mentally and physically. Tall cat trees and puzzle toys that reward with treats are great gifts for Singapuras.
This breed doesn’t tolerate being left alone for long. They won’t be destructive, but their moods can be affected by the loneliness and lack of interaction. Additionally, though they’re social with their families, Singapuras can be very cautious when it comes to meeting new people.
Singapuras shed lightly and require very little grooming. Brushing them once every one to two weeks, regularly trimming their nails, and occasionally cleaning their ears is the extent of Singapuras’ needs. Bathing should be infrequent—these pets do a great job of keeping themselves clean.
Singapura cats are incredibly active and won’t need a ton of motivation to get moving. Provide cat trees for climbing, interactive cat toys, and opportunities for one-on-one play.
“Because they are curious, highly intelligent, and love to climb, they tend to create their own exercise, but do also enjoy interactive exercise with the family,” Marks says.
These intelligent animals love to learn. Beyond the basics of litter box and scratching post training, you can work in some tricks for your Singapura. This breed loves a challenge, physically and mentally.
Because Singapuras are so small, they can be a bit timid. Early and gentle introductions to people and other pets are the best way to approach socialization with these cats. Give them treats during or after successful social interactions to reward them for their patience.
Your Singapura should be fed a diet of high-quality cat food recommended by your veterinarian.
Singapuras have a life span of 9–15 years and are generally healthy animals.
However, “Singapuras can be born with a genetic disease called pyruvate kinase deficiency which causes anemia and other blood-related problems,” Marks says. “Unfortunately, the only treatment for this disease is a bone marrow transplant.”
Other common health risks for Singapuras include renal failure, hypothyroidism, and diabetes. Due to their small size and a condition known as uterine inertia, Singapuras often require cesarean sections to deliver their kittens.
“This breed is one that lacks a lot of genetic diversity, which means it’s very important to screen for a reputable breeder carefully when adopting a kitten,” Marks says.
Later, when Singapore considered embracing the Singapura as a national mascot, some experts speculated the breed may not actually be a natural one, or native to Singapore. Their petite size, small litter size, and other factors led some to conclude that the Singapura had been bred for size and appearance, rather than simply discovered living naturally in the city of Singapore.
Regardless of the cats’ true origins, Singapore decided to embrace the Singapura as a mascot, cementing the breed as a beloved cultural symbol. Breed registration organizations also largely recognize Singapura as a natural breed.
Victor Dragunsky. Tell me about Singapore
Dad and I went to visit our relatives on Sunday. They lived in a small town near Moscow, and we quickly got there by train.
Uncle Alexei Mikhailovich and Aunt Mila met us on the platform.
Alexey Mikhailovich said:
– Wow, Deniska has matured!
And Aunt Mila said:
– Come, Day, next to me. – And she asked: – What is this basket?
– Plasticine, pencils and pistols are here…
Aunt Mila laughed, and we walked across the rails, past the station, and emerged onto a soft road: there were trees on the sides of the road. And I quickly took off my shoes and went barefoot, and it was a little ticklish and stinging on my feet, just like last year, when I went barefoot for the first time after winter. And at that time the road turned to the shore, and the air smelled of a river and something else sweet, and I began to run on the grass, and jump, and shout: “O-ha-ha-a!” And Aunt Mila said:
– Veal Delight.
When we arrived, it was already dark, and everyone sat down on the terrace to drink tea, and a large cup was poured for me too.
Suddenly Alexey Mikhailovich said to the Pope:
– You know, today at zero forty Haritosha will come to us. He will stay with us the whole day, tomorrow he will only leave at night. He’s passing through.
Dad was overjoyed.
– Deniska, – he said, – your cousin Khariton Vasilyevich will come! He wanted to meet you for a long time!
– Why don’t I know him?
Aunt Mila laughed again.
“Because he lives in the North,” she said, “and rarely visits Moscow.
– Who is he?
Alexey Mikhailovich raised his finger up:
– The sea captain – that’s who he is.
I even got goosebumps. How? Is my cousin uncle a sea captain? And I just found out about this? Dad is always like this – he remembers the most important thing quite by accident!
– Why didn’t you tell me, dad, that I have an uncle, a sea captain? I won’t clean your boots!
Aunt Mila burst out laughing again.I noticed a long time ago that Aunt Mila laughs at the right time and at the wrong time. Now she laughed inappropriately. And dad said:
– I told you the year before last, when he came from Singapore, but you were still little then. And you probably forgot. But nothing, go to bed, tomorrow you will see him!
Then Aunt Mila took me by the hand and led me from the terrace into the house, and we went through a small room into another, the same one. There, a narrow ottoman huddled in the corner. And near the window there was a large colorful screen.
“And lie down here,” said Aunt Mila. – Take off your clothes! And I’ll put the basket of pistols at my feet.
– Where will dad sleep?
– Most likely on the terrace. You know how your dad loves fresh air. And what? Are you going to be afraid?
– And not at all.
I undressed and lay down.
Aunt Mila said:
– Sleep well, we are here next to you.
And she left.
And I lay down on an ottoman and covered myself with a large checkered handkerchief.I lay there and heard people talking quietly on the terrace and laughing, and I wanted to sleep, but all the time I thought about my sea captain.
I wonder what kind of beard he has? Does it really grow straight from the neck, as I saw in the picture? And what kind of pipe? Curve or straight? A dagger – personal or simple? Sea captains are often awarded with personal dirks for their courage. Of course, after all, during their voyages, they jump on icebergs every day, or meet huge whales and polar bears, or rescue people from ships in distress.It is clear that one must show courage here, otherwise you yourself will disappear with all the sailors together and you will ruin the ship. And if such a ship as the atomic icebreaker “Lenin” – it is a pity to destroy, I suppose, right? Generally speaking, sea captains do not necessarily go only to the North, there are those who are in Africa, and they have monkeys and mongooses on their ship that destroy snakes, I read about this in a book. Here is my sea captain – he came from Singapore the year before last. What an amazing word: “Sin-ha-pur” !…. I will definitely ask my uncle to tell me about Singapore: what kind of people are there, what kind of children are there, what boats and sails … I will definitely ask you to tell me. And I thought for so long, and imperceptibly fell asleep …
And in the middle of the night I woke up with a terrible growl. It must have been some kind of dog that climbed into the room, smelled that I was sleeping here, and she didn’t like it. She growled in a terrible way, from somewhere under the screen, and it seemed to me that in the darkness I saw her wrinkled nose and bared white teeth. I wanted to call my dad, but I remembered that he was sleeping far away, on the terrace, and I thought that I had never been afraid of dogs and now there is nothing to be afraid of.After all, I will soon be eight.
– Tubo! Sleep!
And the dog immediately fell silent.
I lay in the dark with my eyes open. Nothing was visible through the window, only one branch could be seen faintly. She looked like a camel, as if it was standing on its hind legs and serving. I put a blanket with a visor in front of my eyes so as not to see the camel, and began to repeat the multiplication table by seven, from which I always quickly fall asleep. And it’s true: before I reached seven seven, everything began to sway in my head, and I almost fell asleep, but at that time in the corner behind the screen the dog, which, probably, had not slept either, began to growl again.But how! A hundred times worse than the first time. Something even skipped inside me. But I still shouted at her:
– Tubo! Lie! Sleep now! ..
She quieted down a bit again. And I remembered that my travel basket was at my feet and that, besides my things, there was also a bag of food, which my mother had put on my road. And I thought that if I feed this dog a little bit, then it may become kinder and stop growling at me. And I sat down, began to rummage in the basket, and although it was difficult to understand in the dark, I nevertheless pulled out a cutlet and two eggs – I just didn’t feel sorry for them, because they were soft-boiled.And as soon as the dog growled again, I threw both eggs behind the screen, one after the other:
– Tubo! There is! And immediately to sleep! ..
At first she was silent, and then growled so fiercely that I understood: she also does not like soft-boiled eggs. Then I threw a cutlet at her. It was audible how the cutlet plopped on her, the dog grumbled and stopped growling.
– Well. And now – sleep! Now!
The dog no longer growled, but only sniffed. I took cover more tightly and fell asleep …
In the morning I jumped up from the bright sun and ran in my panties on the terrace. Dad, Alexei Mikhailovich and Aunt Mila were sitting at the table. On the table there was a white tablecloth and a full plate of red radishes, and it was very beautiful, and everyone was so washed and fresh that I immediately felt happy and ran into the yard to wash. The washbasin hung on the other side of the house, where there was no sun, it was cold, and the bark of the tree was cool, and cold water was pouring from the washbasin, it was blue, and I splashed there for a long time, and was completely cold, and ran to breakfast.I sat down at the table and began to crunch radishes, and seize it with black bread, and salt, and it was nice to me – it would have crunched all day. But then I suddenly remembered the most important thing!
– Where is the sea captain ?! Have you deceived me!
Aunt Mila laughed, and Alexey Mikhailovich said:
– Eh, you! I slept next to him all night and did not notice … Well, I’ll bring him in now, otherwise he will sleep all day. Tired of the road.
But at that time a tall man with a red face and green eyes came out onto the terrace.He was in his pajamas. He was not wearing any beard. He went up to the table and said in a terrible bass:
– Good morning! And who is this? Is it really Denis?
He had so much voice that I was even surprised where he fits. Dad said:
– Yes, these one hundred grams of freckles – this is Denis, that’s all. Get to know. Denis, here is your long-awaited captain! I immediately got up. The captain said:
And he held out his hand to me. She was as hard as a board.
The captain was very handsome. But he had a very terrible voice. And then, where is the dagger? Some kind of pajamas. Well, where is the pipe? It’s all the same – a straight line or a curve, well, at least some! There was no …
– How did you sleep, Haritosha? – asked Aunt Mila.
– Bad! – said the captain. “I don’t know what’s the matter. Someone was shouting at me all night. Just, you know, I’ll start falling asleep when someone shouts: “Sleep! Sleep now!” And I just wake up from this! Then fatigue takes its toll, after all, five days on the road, my eyes stick together, I again begin to doze, I fall, you know, into a dream, again the cry: “Sleep! Lie down!” And on top of all this devilry, different products began to fall on me from somewhere – eggs, or something… In my opinion, in a dream I heard the smell of cutlets. And still, in my sleep, I heard some incomprehensible words: either “kush”, or “aport” …
“Tubo,” I said. – “Tubo”, not “aport”. Because I thought there was a dog … Someone was growling like that!
– I didn’t growl. I must have been snoring?
It was terrible. I realized that he would never make friends with me. I got up and stretched my arms out at the seams. I said:
– Comrade Captain! It sounded a lot like a growl. And I was probably a little scared.
The captain said:
– At ease. Sit down.
I sat down at the table and felt that it was as if sand was poured in my eyes, pricking, and I could not look at the captain. We were all silent for a long time.
Then he said:
– Keep in mind, I’m not angry at all.
But I still couldn’t look at him.
Then he said:
– I swear by my personalized dagger.
He said this in such a cheerful voice that I immediately fell like a stone from my soul.
I went up to the captain and said:
– Uncle, tell me about Singapore.
Singapore cat, or Singapore – rare and unique breed
The Singapore cat, or “Singapore”, is a native of Southeast Asia, from the city-state of Singapore.
Children of the gutters, or where the Singapore cat came from
Until the mid-1970s, the cats of Singapore were a harmonious part of the ubiquitous roving street tribe: they ate in garbage dumps and took refuge in water wells and basements of the city.
Local residents did not have much love for them and called the children of sewers – drain-sats. Left to themselves, cats multiplied, and sometimes nature gave them bizarre, unprecedented colors anywhere in the world.
In 1975, a couple from the United States, while in Singapore, brought a couple of these cats to their homeland. Such, at least, is the ubiquitous legend. It is only known for certain that from that moment on, the selection work began, which gave cat lovers a new breed.
The Republic of Singapore is located on the island of the same name in Southeast Asia and on several small islands. Its name is translated from Sanskrit as “lion city” (simha – lion, pura – city).
Singapore fully deserves such a victorious name, since in just a quarter of a century it managed to accomplish an economic miracle, becoming the 4th country in the world in terms of GDP. And the Singaporeans continue to win, methodically implementing the soil reclamation program and taking away more and more territory from the ocean.
The length of the island of Singapore from east to west is 42 km, and from south to north – 23 km (total area – 710.2 km2). You will not clear up! And if the vast expanses of Maine gave birth to the giant Maine Coon, then the narrow streets of Singapore are the smallest cat breed in the world – Singaporean.
Babies: Singaporean cat and Chihuahua
The weight of an adult cat does not exceed two kilograms, a cat – three. Interestingly, almost half of the street population of Singaporean cats has short bobtail tails, as well as a variety of kinks, hooks, spirals and knots.Along with its small size, this feature allows you to quickly hide in any crevice, hiding from the dangers of a densely populated city.
Singapore is the smallest cat, but it cannot be compared to the smallest dog breed in the world. This is a Chihuahua, which weigh from 1 to 3 kg with a length of 15–23 cm. A dog weighing 490 g is entered in the Guinness Book of Records. This, of course, is exclusive, but breeders persistently strive for just such an ideal.
Guinea pig-sized Chihuahuas are likely to appear soon.Naturally, the price for them will be several times higher than the cost of any thoroughbred rodent, since the Chihuahua is a fearless and devoted human companion. The only negative: you need to move very carefully in the presence of this companion.
Singapore – cat with a unique color
Singapore is located at the equator, so the temperature there almost does not fluctuate throughout the year (the average January temperature is only 1 degree lower than the average June temperature). The equatorial climate is characterized by an abundance of rain, prolonged scorching heat is rare here.
Therefore, aboriginal cats are entirely shorthaired, without undercoat. Such is the Singaporean beauty, who, what can I say, changed the attitude of Singaporeans towards cats with her success. Since 1991, a cat named Kucinta has been officially considered the living mascot of Singapore, and a sculptural group has been erected in her honor on the banks of the river.
Intensive selection of Singaporean cats followed the path of color improvement. Each singapura hair is colored in three colors: at the base – in the color of old ivory, in the middle – in dark brown, at the end – in sepia (a shade of brown).
This color is called “sepia agouti”, where agouti is the designation of the zoning of the hair, and sepia is the very unique color that is compared with the shade acquired over time by black and white photographs.
Several breeds of cats have agouti color, for example, Abyssinian, but sepia agouti – with a darker ticking on the back, tail and head – belongs exclusively to Singaporean cats. The combination of a very short, without any undercoat, soft to the touch coat, expressive huge eyes, miniature size and gentle character makes this breed an object of admiration for lovers all over the world.
What kind of agouti beast?
The name “agouti” is borrowed from a small animal of the order of rodents living in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Agouti are relatives of guinea pigs, only with longer legs, and have a glossy dark brown coat with a tinge of orange. It is also called the “South American Golden Hare”.
Agouti is a rather large rodent, reaching 60 cm in length and 4 kg in weight, with extremely sharp teeth.He, and even the capuchin monkey, is the only animal capable of gnawing Brazil nuts, weighing up to 2 kg and with a very dense shell. But mostly, the rodent feeds on fruits.
What a cat from Singapore and Charlie Chaplin have in common
It is not surprising that it was the Americans who discovered Singapore cats to the world. The garbage beauty, shining only with natural charm, became the star of the rings – this is the real embodiment of the Great American Dream. And in the human world, such examples are not uncommon.
After the death of his father and the insanity of his mother, the great Charlie Chaplin lived on the streets of London for a long time. Actress Halle Berry at the beginning of her acting career was so poor that she slept in shelters with homeless people.
Jim Carrey huddled in a camper as a child, Daniel Craig and Cary Grant spent the night in homeless homes and on park benches in their youth. And Harry Houdini left home at the age of 12 and lived on the streets for two years, gradually getting from Wisconsin to New York.
Cat with excellent manners
Despite its street origin, the Singapura is a very intelligent, gentle and friendly cat.But if you want an ever-sleeping pet, then Singapore is not for you. This is a very active cat, loving games and running around.
Borrowing terms from the canine world, we can say that she is human-oriented and completely devoid of aggression. The best time for her is the time spent with the owner. But if he is busy, then she will turn her attention to other animals, family members, or just toys.
Unlike other cats of the eastern group, the Singaporean cat – the Singaporean – is not very talkative and only occasionally enters into a conversation in a soft, soft voice.The owners of Singapore celebrate their remarkable intelligence, which, in general, is not surprising for animals whose ancestors have learned to survive on the street.
These cats are extremely sensitive to the well-being and health of the owner and practically do not require special care.
Of course, to get from rags to riches, personal merits alone are not enough – you need luck. And it is generously distributed to everyone in prosperous Singapore. In the largest shopping and entertainment center, Suntec City, there is a fountain that has got into the Guinness Book of Records for its grandeur.
Fountain base area 1683 sq. m, and the weight of the structure resembling a donut is 85 tons. Water flows down into the ring. One has only to go around the fountain three times clockwise, touching the water with your hand, and luck will immediately enter your life.
To enhance the effect, Chinese symbols are applied along the edges and on the supports of the fountain, which, according to Feng Shui, bring wealth, health and happiness.
Singapore: Rare and Expensive
Singapore remains a rather rare and expensive breed.The majority of nurseries are in the USA and Europe, while in Russia there are only a few. The reason Singapura is not common enough is the difficulty of breeding.
It is difficult to get an aboriginal Singaporean cat for infusion of new blood – the authorities of the city-state suddenly realized it and declared Singapore its national treasure with all the ensuing difficulties of export.
Singaporeans, unlike other oriental cats, reach puberty late, only at 15-18 months, there are few kittens in litters and they are ready to leave their mother only at 3-4 months.The cost of the animals is high, ranging from $ 700 to $ 4,000.
But the breeders do not despair – after all, they work for the wonderful character and health of Singapore, as well as the desire of people to have a miracle at home, only slightly touched by selection. After all, it is the craving for naturalness and closeness to nature that determines the fashion trends of recent times, which also affect the choice of the cat breed.
The site “Around the Cat” thanks the photographers and breeders who posted their photos in open sources.We will be happy to indicate the authors of the photo, the names and titles of the cats, if this information becomes known to us.
All reviews of the film Cloud Atlas
Mid-19th century: somewhere in the New Zealand area, an American lawyer (Sturgess), sailing home, falls ill with a strange illness and helps an escaped slave. 30s of the XX century: a young composer (Whishaw), gay, and therefore an outcast in his own family, gets a job as an assistant to an elderly living classic. 70s of XX century: Journalist (Berry) tries to expose a corporate conspiracy involving a nuclear reactor.Our days: British publisher (Broadbent), hiding from the bandits, finds himself in a psychiatric hospital. The distant future: In totalitarian Neo Seoul, a clone girl (Duna), one of the slave army, becomes part of the Resistance. Even more distant future: a shepherd (Hanks) from a tribe that lives on subsistence farming, helps a woman from a much more developed world.
“Atlas” is one of those films that would be worth showing not in a cinema, but in a zoo, together with animals like an elephant or a giraffe – justifying the fact of their own existence by their very outlandish appearance.“Of those” does not fit here, there are no such films anymore. The most difficult thing is the first half hour: while this bulky, heavy structure is slowly accelerating, it seems absolutely incredible that it will be able to take off. Three hours, three directors, six scenes from different eras and continents, chopped into cabbage, with the same actors who, thanks to makeup, overcome their age, race, gender (the result ranges from funny to monstrous; in many cases, however, artists just don’t know).Constant, sometimes every minute change of scenery and registers: the romantic drama turns into Yingov’s comedy, the paranoid 70s thriller into a sweeping dystopia. And most importantly – rhymes, which are both the method and the subject of the Atlas. A titanic jumble of hooks, roll calls, references, quotes – from a birthmark to a solemn melody, from the movie “Soylent Green” to the meaning of everything, with which all six microplots are connected in such a way that in the end they grow into a single macro, superplot.It is easy to reproach Atlas for its pretentiousness from the start, but this super-plot – roughly speaking, about free will – in the end turns out to be presented so clearly and so simply that it can disappoint just by its plainness; could have been more pretentious, by God. And you still need to be a very boring or very lazy spectator, so that by the middle of this somewhere bad, somewhere funny, infinitely vulnerable film you don’t feel how rhymes, bumping against each other, add up to verses, as in spite of everything he flies, and the clouds are there.
How to care for paw pads in cats
The cat’s feet are as important to her as the arms and legs are to humans. Therefore, it is important to pay sufficient attention to caring for them. This quick guide will help you keep the paws of all feline family members clean and healthy.
Why care for cat paw pads
Cats walk on dirty surfaces, including litter boxes, and can step on aggressive detergents.If your pet walks on the street, it can walk on uneven and rocky ground, step on thorns and other sharp objects, and run on hot or cold surfaces, depending on the weather.
Cats that are brought outdoors in winter are also susceptible to harsh salt and other anti-icing agents that can harm their feet.
At some point, the cat will definitely decide to clean its paws, licking them and swallowing any harmful substances that might remain on its small legs.Regular paw care, including inspection and cleaning, will not only help your pet lick cleanly and safely, but will also help to deal with paw pad inflammation, dryness, cracks, cuts and other injuries before they become infected.
Cat Paw Care Guide
Where to start
Regular examination of your cat’s paws will be beneficial primarily for their health, but it should be closely watched for any signs of problems.If your pet is limping or does not step on one of the paws, it is possible that something is stuck in the pad or the paw is somehow injured. These animals know how to hide their pain, so you should pay close attention to such moments. If a cat is injured, it may be especially unhappy that someone is trying to examine it. It is important to try to keep her comfortable and calm during the examination.
If your cat is not used to being touched by its paws, you may need to train it to do so first. The Cuteness resource recommends making it a rule to massage the cat’s paws while stroking.This will not only help her get used to touching her paws, but will also give the owner the opportunity to check if any foreign object is stuck between her fingers and pads.
Inspection of paws
As soon as the cat learns to tolerate touching the paws, it is necessary to examine them daily, especially after she returns from a walk in the fresh air. Look for growths on the pads of cats, scratches, ulcers and foreign objects. If a foreign object is stuck in the kitten’s paw, it is best to use tweezers to gently remove it.If it is stuck too deep, the pet will have to be taken to the veterinarian.
Cleaning the tines
Before or after examination, wipe all the tiny pads of the cat’s paws, as well as the area around and between the toes with a soft cloth. This will clean the paws of dirt, dust, any chemicals and foreign objects.
Special scissors should be used to trim cat claws. Only the tips should be trimmed, trying not to touch the sensitive area of the claw, where the nerves and blood vessels are located.
If the living tissue is accidentally touched, it is necessary to sprinkle the wound with styptic powder. You can usually find it at any pet store, but if you don’t have it on hand, flour or cornstarch will do.
Treatment of dry cat paw pads
If your cat’s paw pads become dry, irritated or cracked, contact your veterinarian. He will recommend an edible oil-based moisturizer that is safe for the animal.You can leave the cat in the bathroom while the oil is absorbed so that it does not leave behind in the house. If a stronger remedy is needed, a specialist will recommend a good moisturizer for cat paws. Do not use petroleum jelly or your own creams – they can be harmful if swallowed or licked.
The best thing you can do for your cat’s feet is to keep it in the house, where it is less likely to get injured, run into surfaces that are too hot or cold, or step on a dangerous chemical.Cuteness also notes that dry winter indoor air can dry out a cat’s paws, so a humidifier should be used in the house during the colder months. Having a scratching post in your home will help keep your cat’s claws in good condition – not to mention carpet and furniture.
Since caring for a fluffy beauty requires so many different efforts, it is easy to overlook the proper care of her paws. It is best to make it a rule to check and clean your cat’s feet daily to keep them in good shape.
Jean-Marie Bauhaus is a pet lover, blogger and novelist based in Tulsa, Oklahoma who writes about the life of pets under the watchful eye of a group of furry friends.90,000 Little-known details about domestic cats – Rossiyskaya Gazeta
There are not so many animals in nature, about which everything seems to be known, they have been close to humans for millions of years – but still remain a mystery.These are cats.
Today – about these amazing creatures.
26 facts about cats
1. During the pursuit of prey, the cat holds its head horizontally at the same level, while dogs and people shake their heads up and down.
2. Cats are mostly right-handed, and cats are mostly left-handed. Interesting fact – 90% of people are right-handed, and the remaining 10% are left-handed, and they are mostly men.
3. The cat cannot go down from the tree upside down, because all the claws on its paws are directed in one direction.So the cats have to climb backwards from the tree.
4. Scientists believe that a cat can pronounce consonants: m, n, g, x, f, v.
5. Cats can reproduce up to 100 different sounds, but dogs only 10.
6. The brain of a cat, in contrast to a dog, is more like a human brain. Cats and humans have identical areas of the brain responsible for emotions.
7. During the Spanish Inquisition, Pope Innocent VIII recognized cats as the incarnation of the devil and thousands of cats were burned.This led to an increase in the rat population, which exacerbated the effects of the plague, nicknamed the “Black Death”. Did the cat god take revenge?
8. According to legend, Noah prayed to God to help protect all food in the ark from rats. In response, God made the cat appear when the lion sneezed.
9. In Siam, when the coronation of the new king was carried out, the cats rode in a carriage, being at the head of the procession.
10. For short distances, a cat can reach a speed of about 49 km / h.
11. A cat can jump up to five times its height.
12. Cats land on their paws almost always: the organs of balance are located in the inner ear of the cat, and the tail helps to align the trajectory.
13. Cats rub against people not only because they are affectionate, but also to mark their territory with the scent of the glands located around its muzzle.
14. Scientists are still debating exactly how a cat purrs. Most believe that vibration of the vocal cords located deep in the throat.To do this, the muscles of the larynx open and close the air passage about 25 times per second.
15. When a cat died in a family in Ancient Egypt, family members shaved their eyebrows as a sign of sorrow. The cat was embalmed, the mummy was placed in a family crypt or in an animal cemetery along with mummies of mice. In 1888, more than 300 thousand mummified cats were found in Egyptian cemeteries.
16. The earliest ancestor of the modern cat lived about 30 million years ago.
17. A cat usually has 12 whiskers on each side.
18. The ability of cats to find their way home is explained by the fact that cats either use the angle of sunlight, or they have magnetized cells in the brain that act as a compass.
19. The cat’s jaw cannot move sideways, so they cannot chew large pieces of food.
20. The cat’s back consists of 53 vertebrae. A person has only 34.
21. A third of cat owners think that their pets can read their minds.
22. The most famous long-lived cat was Puff from Texas, who died in 2005 at the age of 38.Normal cats can live up to 20 years (approximately 96 years for a person).
23. A cat’s nose has a unique fingerprint, as do human fingerprints.
24. Cats can detect an earthquake 10-15 minutes earlier than a person senses it.
25. 95 percent of their owners talk to their cats.
26. Cats are aliens. Even some scientists are sure of this. In their opinion, the main task of cats is to observe creatures on Earth, and the proof of their alien origin is amazing abilities that other animals do not have.
Boeing is resting!
The loudest cat – British Smokey – was found in the world: his rumbling can drown even the sound of a Boeing 737 engine, because it emits sounds of 92 decibels (a plane going to land has a similar “loudness”). Its owners claim that the cat hums so loudly that they cannot hear the TV and cannot talk on the phone. Scientists have checked and confirmed: the “charges” are substantiated.
One New York cat was forgotten by his owner when he moved to another state.Five months later, after returning home, the owner found the pet curled up in a ball in his favorite chair. The cat covered more than 3.5 thousand km.
The Biggles cat from Australia was sent by the owners to Auckland (New Zealand). The Australian airline “Quintas” experienced real stress: the cat did not arrive at its destination, but a week later it showed up … in the cabin of another plane that was flying to Sydney. During this week, the wanderer has flown almost the whole world, having managed to travel from Australia to New Zealand, and then from Melbourne to Sydney and from Fiji to Singapore.
The scientist Bernard Courtois in 1811 conducted some kind of chemical experiments, and his beloved cat was sitting on his shoulders. Suddenly there was a knock on the door, a frightened cat jumped off the chemist’s shoulders and broke the flasks with chemicals on the table. In one of these flasks there was an alcoholic tincture of seaweed, and in the other, iron sulfate. The contents mixed, a violent reaction began with the release of smoke.
When the reaction passed and the smoke settled, the scientist saw brown crystals on the table.These crystals were later called “iodine”. It is a pity that the name of the inventor was not preserved in history.
Near the great
The English king Charles I adored cats: he believed that without his beloved cat he would not see happiness. He was so worried about the health of his pet that he even put a guard on her. The cat died, and a few days later the king was executed.
A wealthy lady opened accounts for her cats in Switzerland.The Royal Society for the Conservation of Birds of Switzerland fined these cats for hunting – they were charged with “systematic killing of birds.” The fine was paid from the cat’s account. For confirmation by the bank employees, a form was drawn up with the paw prints of the “depositors”.
In the service of the Queen
The most famous cat in Great Britain is the late Wilberforce. He lived in the residence of the Prime Minister, where he was assigned to catch mice. He has served under four prime ministers. Sometimes the cat was even allowed to attend government meetings! Margaret Thatcher brought him treats from all over the world.When Wilberforce passed away, Margaret Thatcher announced this right at a cabinet meeting.
Singapore cat (Singapore, Singapura)
Singapore cat (Singapura) or as it is commonly called, Singapore , is a shorthaired cat of oriental origin. Singapore can be called a miniature cat, the weight of an adult animal does not exceed 3 kg. For which they are recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest cat breed in the world.
Singapore is an extraordinary cat, with a wonderful appearance and amazing character.
Soft pinkish-beige fur coat and huge expressive eyes invariably delight everyone who sees these adorable animals. The fur is extremely pleasant to the touch, so stroking Singapore cats is a real pleasure.
These cats are absolutely devoid of aggression, with a very gullible character, active, love to play. They treat a person with incredible adoration and love.At the same time, they subtly feel the mood of the owner, and will not be imposed if he is not located for games and entertainment and is ready to turn his attention to children or other animals. Singapore has a sharp mind and quick-wittedness, and with their energy they are able to charge everyone around.
Singapore Breed History
The Singaporean cat belongs to the eastern group of breeds, and Southeast Asia is considered its homeland. This region of the planet has given mankind many interesting cat breeds – Siamese, Oriental, Burmese.However, the Singaporean cat breed occupies a special place in this list. In Singapore, cats of this breed are considered a national treasure, and their export is very limited. In their small homeland, on the banks of the river, there is a monument to a cat named Kusinta, who is considered the country’s talisman.
How the Singapore breed took place through the efforts of American breeders and breeders. In 1971, thanks to the American geophysicist Hal Meadow, these cats came to the United States. Having seen these animals for the first time, the scientist was amazed by their appearance, but most of all he was fascinated by their extraordinary character.The Meadows had a hard time working on the improvement of the breed and its development, it took a lot of effort to achieve recognition of the breed among felinologists.
Since 1976, the Singapurs have appeared at the exhibition as an aboriginal cat, in 1981 they received official recognition and a new name, and in 1988 the Singapurs began to act in the champion class as a separate breed.
At the end of 90-s from the USA, Singapore cats were brought to France and Great Britain for the first time. Then this breed of cats found fans in other European countries.The first representatives of this breed appeared in Russia only in 1995.
The Singapore cat breed is not yet recognized by the FIFe, which does not include it in its list of breeds
Appearance of Singapore cats
The body is small, compact, but strong, the chest is round, the back is slightly arcuate.
The head is rounded with a well-defined muzzle.
Ears are large with rounded tips and light “brushes”, wide at the base, slightly tilted forward.
Widely set very large eyes, color from yellow-green to yellow and hazel.
Legs are muscular, of medium size, tapering to small oval legs.
The tail is thin with a slightly rounded tip.
The coat is short, thin and dense, tight-fitting.
Only one color is recognized – agouti sepia. Triple ticking is preferred, chest and abdomen in basic color without ticking, light stripes are acceptable on the inner side of the limbs, Paw pads are black-brown. The nose is salmon-colored with a black-brown outline.
The central part of Singapore is formed by the business districts south of the river and the administrative center of the city, its old colonial part, located slightly to the north.They say that the spirit of the city’s founder, Sir Stamford Raffles, who planned and built this part of Singapore almost entirely, has been preserved here. Local attractions include the imposing Impress Place Building (1865) in Victorian style (now houses a museum, art galleries and a chic restaurant), Victoria Concert Hall and Theater, Parliament buildings (XIX century), Supreme Court, City Hall and the cricket club, the Padang complex, the proverbial Raffles Hotel, Anglican Cathedral of St.Andrew’s Church and the Catholic Cathedral of Good Shepherd, the Armenian Church of St. Gregor the Prelate (the oldest church in Singapore) and the Christian cemetery on Fort Canning Hill. It is worth seeing one of the most beautiful buildings of the colonial era – St. Joseph’s Institute, the Singapore Museum of Art on Bras Bass Road, the National Museum on Stamford Road, the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, the beautiful buildings of Superior Court and City Hall, numerous skyscrapers like Singapore Land Tower or Art Deco Caltex House, Benjamin Schwartz Bridges, Elgin Bridge and North Bridge, Merlion Park, Telok Iyer Market (Lau Pa), scenic Clark Quay and Boat Areas -Kwai, turned into fashionable centers of entertainment and shopping, as well as the famous street of skyscrapers Orched Road with its palaces of Peranakan and Istana or the Chettiar Hindu temple.
Orched Road is home to first-class hotels, shopping malls, nightclubs, restaurants, bars and concert halls, a showcase for the wealth and success of the local elite. At the western end of Orchad Road lies the Singapore Botanic Gardens, founded in 1859. The country’s oldest park has preserved the last tracts of pristine wet forest that once occupied the entire island. A rose garden, numerous examples of gardening art, a fern greenhouse, a palm valley and small but very picturesque lakes are good.One of the pearls of the Botanical Garden is the Mandai National Orchid Park, which contains more than 60 thousand of these beautiful plants on its territory (local craftsmen even make jewelry from orchids, covering fresh flowers with a thin layer of gold).
Geographically, Singapore is located within Malaysia, but the majority of its inhabitants (75%) are Chinese. Chinatown is the largest and most picturesque area in Singapore, home to dragons and Feng Shui experts. Chinatown turned out to be a tight historical framework – between the streets of New Bridge Road and South Bridge Road – and today it is expanding in all directions, getting closer to the skyscrapers of the Financial District.
Its two-story Victorian houses give themselves out with signs with hieroglyphs, its squares are not lined with monuments, and only old plane trees adorn them, at the same time sheltering passers-by from the equatorial sun. Here, freshly washed linen is dried on bamboo poles overhead, morning newspapers are read over a cup of coffee in small open cafes, fat ducks and cha Sioux pork ribs are browned over braziers, fresh vegetables are piled up in mountains on trays. Exotic goods are sold and bought here: live turtles, shark fins and swallow’s nests.
In the far corners of Chinatown, there are still mirrors hanging at intersections to scare away evil spirits. Astrologers, soothsayers, interpreters of dreams and fortune-tellers on the Tarot cards and the Book of Changes live in this world, and gray-bearded calligraphers, sitting on low benches, paint “scrolls of luck”, displaying names in gold on red ribbons.
Temples of various religions peacefully coexist in Chinatown. At the mosque, the muezzin speaks, next to the temple, decorated with a whole mountain of painted cows and multi-armed goddesses, Hindus break sacred coconuts, nearby Taoists feed turtles and green Buddhist dogs are smiling slyly, clutching good luck goldfish in their paws.
Downtown Chinatown, which surrounds Terengganu and Pagoda Street, is for tourists. Tiny shops offer Singapore Clean City T-shirts, paper umbrellas, ink-painted pearls and jade figurines.
Club Street is indeed a “club” street where all the local clans rent their headquarters. There is almost always a holiday there. Acrobats tumbling among smartly dressed people, jugglers throw china sticks into the sky, magicians join paper scraps into a whole sheet, take out lotus flowers from an empty cup, light thick red candles with hieroglyphs with their fingers.
Neighboring Ann Siang Hill consists of small workshops, the doors of which are always wide open. They make ritual masks and paper heads for “lion” dances, glue houses and cars that can be very useful in the afterlife.
“Arab Street” Kampong Glam is the Muslim center of Singapore, lying northeast of the colonial city center. It is a bustling shopping area and a traditional “textile district” famous for batik, silk, carpets, sarong and other light clothing.The main city mosque is located here – Masjid Sultan (1925) with a golden dome, the old Serai market, the Itan-Kampong Glam palace (now the Malay Museum is working here), the tiny Jamaat mosque, the colorful “Indian mosque”, the unusual Hajja mosque. Fatima with the “falling minaret”, the Golden Mile complex and the “Thai village”.
Little India Area – This area lies north of the colonial center. This rather humble but colorful neighborhood of shops, spicy flavors, vibrant sarees, bustling markets, great restaurants and Hindi is a real relief from the artsy modernity of the city’s business districts.The main attractions of the area are Center Jujiao (Center Tekka, the “main market”) and numerous colorful spice shops nearby, the Little India arcade, the fifteen-meter statue of the seated Buddha, the Viramakaliamman temple, the Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple and the charming “Temple of 1000 lights” on Reis -Course Road.
Jurong District – In fact, this area looks more like an independent city. It lies southwest of the city center. An ultra-modern port, a huge industrial center and one of the largest oil refining complexes in the world, it is a real locomotive of the Singapore economy, while remaining a surprisingly clean area, where only the round-the-clock hum of the port and in some places visible factory chimneys remind of its colossal industrial potential.Therefore, such well-known attractions as the Au-Per villa with a Chinese park, the largest bird park in Southeast Asia with a huge variety of birds (more than 600 species, including penguins), a reptile park (about 2.5 thousand people) are located here quite freely. various reptiles), as well as the center of research and scientific technologies “Discovery”.
The city has a Navy Museum, a Fish Museum, an Air Force Museum, a World War II memorial (including part of a Japanese concentration camp), a Museum of Asian Civilizations, a Museum of Malay Culture in Geylang and many small private collections.And, of course, all over the city you can find statues of the mythical lion-fish “merlion” – the symbol of the island.
A new “21st century exemplary city” is under construction in the northeastern part of the island. It will combine spacious beaches, parks, sports and social clubs, shopping centers and supermarkets, markets, shops, restaurants, cinemas and other entertainment. Tickets to Singapore, as well as air tickets to Vietnam, are quite affordable, so for everyone who wants to plunge into this wonderful world, the tour operator Amitur offers such a unique opportunity.
Sentosa Island is located in the south of Singapore, not far from the city center. The name of Sentosa Island comes from the Malay word for “peace and tranquility”, which perfectly reflects its character. Perhaps that is why Singaporeans come here to take a break from the frantic pace of life, urban landscape and work. Once the island was a fishing village, then it belonged to pirates, later it became a British naval base, and now it is one of the main attractions of Singapore, a fashionable resort, an island of recreation and entertainment, a favorite place of numerous tourists.
Despite its modest size (only 390 hectares), it has everything you need for a vacation with your family, a group of friends or just secluded relaxation: a three-kilometer line of white sand beaches, which are practically uninhabited on weekdays, luxurious SPA hotels, entertainment centers and parks. Everything created on Sentosa by human hands is high-tech, but the paradox is that ultra-modern technologies are absolutely not annoying, and it seems that its entire appearance, down to the last functional structure, arose naturally, created from sea water, sand and exotic plants.
The island has a huge selection of entertainment, including historical and cultural attractions: Fort Siloso, built by the British in 1880, in which history comes to life and this is the only fortress that has survived to this day, the Underwater World Oceanarium, the Sky Tower with an observation deck, The famous statue of the Sea Lion – the symbol of Singapore, the Musical Fountain Show, Butterfly Park, the Faces of Singapore Museum, a virtual reality cinema and much more. In the south of the island there is a suspension bridge that leads to the southernmost point of Continental Asia.The amusement park has the world’s tallest roller coasters, Jurassic Park-style water activities, Marina Life Park, EXperiental Maritime Museum and other attractions that will impress neither children nor adults.
In February 2010, the Resort World Sentosa mega-resort opened on Sentosa, completely redefining the island. Now six hotels are ready to receive tourists here. Also to the delight of the guests is the first Universal Studio theme park in Southeast Asia with 24 attractions, 18 of which are unique and unparalleled, a promenade with many restaurants and bars, a huge casino and a water park.The new resort will surely fall in love with young travelers, and the city of Leo will begin to be seen as a family destination, where children will find a lot of entertainment.
You can get to Sentosa by taxi or bus along an artificial dam-bridge or in a cable car – a cable car at an altitude of 90 meters above sea level, from where an amazing view of the island itself, the bay, residential areas, skyscrapers of the city’s business center opens.
The largest island of the Ryau archipelago, washed by the South China Sea, has long been an integral part of the rich trade and cultural history of Southeast Asia.Located 55 minutes (45 km southeast) by ferry from Singapore, near the equator.
Bintan Holidays are a great addition to your stay in Singapore, or an alternative to Sentosa Island. In Singapore, you can spend a few days getting to know all kinds of entertainment, enjoying all the delights of modern city life, and then move into a world of complete harmony with nature and relaxation. It is important to note that the island is a duty free zone.
Bintan’s white beaches, crystal-clear sea and lush tropical vegetation create the relaxation and bliss required for a relaxing stay.
The island is mentioned in the travel notes of the famous Chinese traveler of the 15th century, Admiral Cheng Ho. Even today, the sultanic dynasties of the states of Johor, Pahang and Selangor can trace their ancestry back to Bintan. Since the 10th century, Bintan has been a place where trade routes from Indonesia, China and the Middle East crossed. Bugis seafarers and traders brought spices from other islands, and the Chinese, starting in 960 AD, supplied tea, porcelain and silk to Bintan. The Arabs bought cloves, peppers and nutmeg here for sale in Europe.In the 18th century, the Dutch, the British, and the Americans came to trade in tin, gambier, opium and pepper.
Today, visitors to Bintan can immerse themselves in the bustling atmosphere of the commercial harbor of the island’s capital, Tanjung Penang, appreciate the rich heritage of Indonesian culture in the Riau province, visit the numerous fishing towns with their carefree and relaxed countryside setting, discover the precious legacy of Bintan’s glorious past, represented by the Sultan’s Mosque. “, Royal mausoleums and ruins of palaces.For outdoor enthusiasts, there are also many activities such as golf and various water sports.