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Post by Kitty11 » Wed, 06 Apr 2011 4:52 pm

Hi, I will be moving to Singapore with my family and 2 cats in September, and I was wondering how difficult it is to find nice apartments that allow cats. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Apr 2011 5:46 pm

Unless Owners of condo's object or the odd condo that is pet unfriendly, you should have a problem. However, living in HDB flats would not be available as cats are not allowed in HDB Flats.

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 06 Apr 2011 6:05 pm

You'll likely be ok in a condo, though you can get landlords who are concerned that pets might cause additional damage (scratching on doors etc).

In HDB units, as SMS says cats are not allowed. That said my in-laws live in an HDB and have a cat, although it very rarely goes outside the unit, as all it needs is one neighbour harboring a grudge to report it, and they're in deep water.

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 06 Apr 2011 6:48 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Unless Owners of condo's object or the odd condo that is pet unfriendly, you should have a problem. However, living in HDB flats would not be available as cats are not allowed in HDB Flats.

http://www.hdb.gov.sg/fi10/fi10326p.nsf ... enDocument
Well, I went to visit a friend, who's landlord had no less than 3 cats, in HDB .. the place stinks .. :( :(

Unless you are in a Bungalow, forget cats - even condos, most of the condos have 'no cats' rule, due to the cats simply not being controllable -unlike dogs where you can pin the blame on a dog's owner :D

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Post by BillyB » Wed, 06 Apr 2011 9:49 pm

How do you keep a cat in a condo?!

My mate had one back in the U.K and he lived in a 3rd floor flat and it was forever trying to jump out of the window. One day it made its escape and managed to jump from the 3rd floor - using the wall for a brake - and land at the bottom unscathed. Claws were worn down a bit but it was in tip top condition otherwise!!

But with the heat I imagine the place will stink and don't cats like to run around and catch birds? Maybe you can buy a cat lead and take it for walks......??!! I'm sure something like that must exist!!

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 06 Apr 2011 10:42 pm

Dogs look up at you.

Cats look down on you.

Pigs? They are just your buddies.

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 07 Apr 2011 1:07 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Dogs look up at you.

Cats look down on you.

Pigs? They are just your buddies.
This is surprisingly true. I like pigs, very fun and affectionate animals...

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Post by ecureilx » Thu, 07 Apr 2011 10:33 am

For those who are anti-cat (including me) I pray we don't invoke the wrath of the 'Cat Lovers Society' :D :D

No kidding, and that society has some rich tai-tais as sponsors ..

http://www.catwelfare.org/

Now stop frowning on cats :D

And to cheer up the day ..

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 07 Apr 2011 6:59 pm

I adopted two lovely cats from the Cat Welfare Society ~ it's a worthwhile organization and not called the 'Cat Lovers Society. I've looked at easily 100 places in Singapore over the years, never came across one that said 'no cats'.

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 07 Apr 2011 7:21 pm

Yah but seeing as your dogs have their own private lap-pool I expect HDB was not on your list of options was it? :P :wink:

I'm a landlord of several units in London, my default position is no pets, which is standard. Though I will reach agreement for a tenant who has pets (the usual being a slightly higher deposit to cover potential increased damage. That's held by a government agency, so I derive no potential benefit apart from -hopefully- happy tenants)

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Post by ecureilx » Thu, 07 Apr 2011 7:48 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:~ it's a worthwhile organization and not called the 'Cat Lovers Society.
Seriously, ten years ago, one of the company secretary told me to help them out, and she was collecting donation for the cat lover society - if I remember then ..

And anyway, I did get into a silly arguement with a tai-tai, who comes in a Merc, stops her car, and then feeds stray cats, along River Valley Road - I asked her that she is only making it worse, by letting the cats get run over by cars and what not .. and true enough, every week, one of her 'cats' do get run over by cars .. and more often they do get caught in the drain (right across the 7-11/Boon Tong Kee at River Valley .. )

When I asked her why she doesn't want to take the cats to her own place she only had the look, that only scorned women could throw -something that could freeze heaven :D :D Well .. well, I knew better than to loiter around ..

Ma'am Marie - you know what is Tai Tai right ??? :D

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 09 Apr 2011 7:30 am

JR8 wrote:Yah but seeing as your dogs have their own private lap-pool I expect HDB was not on your list of options was it? :P :wink:
We gladly share the pool with the dog and it is not a lap pool. HDBs were most certainly on our list of options when we moved here but we crossed them off because of their size, location and unsafe building codes for our small children. Honestly, JR8 ~ get your facts straight before you pigeon hole. The OP didn't mention an HDB either, just a 'nice apartment.'
ecureilx wrote:Ma'am Marie - you know what is Tai Tai right ??? :D
ecurelix, I'm wondering if you know what a Tai Tai is. So the big, bad, rich lady who dares drive a Mercedes and doesn't take care of stray cats to your high standards looked at you funny, so now she's a Tai Tai?

You guys... a sexist bunch of little boys.

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Post by ecureilx » Sat, 09 Apr 2011 2:35 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote: ecurelix, I'm wondering if you know what a Tai Tai is. So the big, bad, rich lady who dares drive a Mercedes and doesn't take care of stray cats to your high standards looked at you funny, so now she's a Tai Tai?

You guys... a sexist bunch of little boys.
I would have respected her, and even helped her, if she took the catties into her car, and took them home into her landed property, and neutered them cared for them, instead of be a no-good-tai-tai, feeding the street cats .. and letting them multiply and get run over by cars, and then, atleast a few times, saw cyclist fall off when they ran across the cyclist path ...

I rest my case, my Lady .. :D :D

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 09 Apr 2011 5:09 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
JR8 wrote:Yah but seeing as your dogs have their own private lap-pool I expect HDB was not on your list of options was it? :P :wink:
We gladly share the pool with the dog and it is not a lap pool.

Of course one does, but pray tell does the tiara still fit when has the swimming cap on? :P :wink:


HDBs were most certainly on our list of options when we moved here but we crossed them off because of their size, location and unsafe building codes for our small children. Honestly, JR8 ~ get your facts straight before you pigeon hole. The OP didn't mention an HDB either, just a 'nice apartment.'

The OP said they wanted a nice apartment for them and their cats. Myself and SMS said that rules out HDB. You say you viewed 100+ flats and never saw a 'no cats rule'. Since your dog had a chauffeured limo and Lear-jet lifestyle I jokingly suggested that HDB flats were unlikely to have been on your radar. You don't see I'm tugging your tail and throw your toys out of your pram.

The point made was a valid one though. Whether you were aware of a 'no cats' policy in HDB it certainly exists.


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You guys... a sexist bunch of little boys.

Sexist? Little boys? Que?... :?

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 09 Apr 2011 5:50 pm

JR8 wrote: You don't see I'm tugging your tail and throw your toys out of your pram.
Ray Charles could see that, and not only was he blind, but he's also quite dead. JR8 I don't think you're as cheeky as you think. I find your suggestions of my lifestyle ridiculous, false, demeaning and just plain mean-spirited. I don't like being reduced to a stereotype, anymore than anyone else does, so knock it off.

And I am very aware of the no cats rule in HDBs, but the OP should know there are options.

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