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Huge turnout at S’pore first cat festival as crowds tried to pet each cat

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Tanya Ong | July 16, 2018 @ 04:12 pm

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The Singapore Cat Festival was held from July 14 to 15, 2018 at Leisure Park Kallang.

The event, which is the first of its kind in Singapore, featured educational talks, workshops, sharing sessions, and a variety of local and international vendors selling cat-related products:

First cat festival in S’pore with vendors, talks, & adoption drive on July 14 — 15, 2018

Dozens surround cat

Given the volume of cat-lovers in a single space, much attention was showered on the furry creatures as many rushed to pet and take photos of the cats.

Crowd clogs atrium

Judging by the amount of people surrounding a single cat, one might have guessed that the turnout was impressive.

Here’s a look at how crowded it really was:

Screengrab via YouTube video
Screengrab via YouTube video

Leisure Park Kallang is usually quiet unless there are events held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium or Sports Hub.

However, the atrium was packed with people who flocked to see the Breeds of the World showcase and adoption drive happening that weekend:

Cats at the event

But it wasn’t just packed with humans — many cat-owners also brought their cats down for this event.

These cats were either leashed, carried by their owners, or placed in carriers and trolleys.

Here’s a look at some of them:

This is the shy one… 😽#sgcatfestival #catfestival #catsofinstagram

A post shared by حسلينا ذالنور (@haslinazannur) on

#catfestival #leisurekallangpark #kallangleisurepark

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Will “plan for a bigger space” next time

The organisers of the festival, known by their Instagram handle @sgcatfestival, thanked everyone for the “great turnout.”

They also apologised for the squeeze and said that they will “plan for a bigger space for future events.”

It’s ok, admission was free.

Top photo from Instagram @eonstrife and YouTube video.

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