Credit: The Cat Museum
Calling on all cat lovers! So you’ve left umpteen footprints at cat cafés the world over, but did you know there’s a cat museum, the world’s first and only, in Singapore?
It all started on Purvis Street 11 years ago, when a company, thoroughly entertained and amused by the feline residents in the area, decided to rescue and rehome what they would later come to call the ‘Lion City Kitties’. Starting with socialising three kitties to be adopted by the first cat café, the Cat Museum, founded by a foundation with a passion for compassion, went on to adopt eight more at their shophouse office.
In case you’re wondering what it is that the Cat Museum does, it is a mission that conveys the message that every home or small office deserves some feline love, and the staff speak as they find, having been touched by many a kitties. The Cat Museum, currently home to nine superstar cats, is open to anyone who loves cats or are curious about cats, and who is willing to pay SGD9 (free for children under six years old) for some cat therapy. Despite how at ease the resident cats are at the Cat Museum, the staff encourage interested individual to take the cats home, if they have the financial means and love abundance to provide for the cats.
So drop by the Cat Museum if you’re in Singapore, learn about the Lion City Kitty history, appreciate arts and crafts and photography, and most importantly of all, pet the feline friends as much as you please.
Location: 8 Purvis Street, #02-02 Singapore 188587
Phone: +65 6336 2133
Admission: SGD9 per person, free for children under six years old
Opening Hours: 4:30pm to 7:30pm Friday, noon to 7:30pm Saturday and Sunday; closed from 3:30pm to 4:30pm for Kitty Kat Nap