Singapura is the Malaysian word for Singapore and the streets of Singapore are the origin of this breed. Their coat combines the ticked pattern and the dark brown color, both of which are native to South East Asia.
The breed was brought into the U.S. in the early 1970s. Early Singapura breeders quickly made efforts to establish purebred characteristics, and above all, health and disposition. This careful development of the breed has lead to small numbers of diversified pedigreed cats but one that is widely beloved.
The Singapura's disposition is that of an extrovert. He is curious and playful but nondestructive, and insists on helping you with everything. They are very intelligent and interactive with people and remain so even into old age. Disposition is one of their most endearing attributes. If you want a cat to just sit in your lap, don't consider owning a Singapura.
The Singapura is a smaller than average, shorthaired cat with large eyes and ears. Their light beige coloring is unique and thought by some to be similar to cougars. The tail is of normal length, the feet are very small, and the body is smaller than average. Eyes may be hazel, green or yellow.
Singapura kittens are very small. This breed is slow to develop and will not attain its full size until about 15 to 24 months of age. There isn't much difference in size between adult males and females, females weighing approximately 5 to 6 pounds and males 6 to 8 pounds.
You will find this cat's intelligence, playfulness and unique appearance charming from the first time you meet one.