In 1975, after working in Singapore, Tommy and Hal Meadow returned to the US with what they say were three local brown-ticked cats. These three cats, a pair of male and female kittens from the same litter and another young female, were the foundation used to establish the Singapura. The breed takes its name from the Malay name for Singapore. In 1981 a breeder visited Singapore and chanced upon a cat fitting the profile of the Singapura (with the exception of the tail) in the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The cat was imported to the US and adopted into the breeding program.
9 - 15 years or more
Small size cat weighing 2.7 to 3.6 kilo
Large celadon eyes twinkling with mischief in an angelic face help the Singapura reach out and capture the imagination while stealing the heart. These delightful delicate-looking cats dressed in the colours of the old sepia photographs are into everything looking up at you with big innocent eyes when you find them engaged in some mischief. No matter what, the combination of those eyes and their enchanting personality quickly has you forgetting their antics and revelling in their affection. The Singapura is a small breed of cat but is an energy-packed companion that wants to help you with everything you do. In 1991, the government of Singapore recognized the cats as a living national treasure.