Sisters Night Out – 49 Seats & Neko no Niwa

Sisters Night Out started off with us being auntys with dinner at 49 Seats simply because their signature tom yum pasta was going for $9 on the 9th of April.

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I’ve been to 49 Seats three times (two times in the past month) and I’ve eaten the tom yum pasta all three times because I really love it. But I think three times can last me for awhile.

But the highlight of the night was cat cafe trippin’.

I love animals but was never really a cat person. My sister on the other hand, LOVES cats. We’ve been eyeing this cat cafe for awhile now but never made the trip down. So since we were going on our Sisters Night Out adventure yesterday, we decided to check it out post dinner.

The stairway leading up to the cat cafe was lovely. It had pictures of cats along the stairs and I loved it already even before I visited the cafe.

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The cafe has an entry fee of $12 for an hour (which works the same way as cover charges save that some cover charges also include drinks lol). Any additional half an hour will be charged at $5. Basically the entry few goes towards the the upkeep of the cats – cat food, grooming etc. What I really liked about the cafe was that the cats were not bought but all adopted so all the cats have their own stories and a new loving home πŸ™‚ The drinks are reasonably priced and we ordered an ice latte for $4.50. The ice latte was really potent though, because I could not fall asleep till about 3am???

We reached at 845 and we had to take off our shoes and wash our hands before heading in. We were also given a booklet with information on the 13 cats and a staff briefed us on the cafe rules and how to interact with the cats i.e. let sleeping cats lie. The cafe closes at 10 so we went in at 9pm sharp after the briefing and washing our hands and stayed for exactly an hour. For the first 5/10 minutes we didn’t really know what to do so we tried to identify the cats based on the pictures in the book. And then we just played with the cats the rest of the time. Initially I was wondering how it was possible to spend an hour with cats but time passed by really quickly.

First thing we learnt: the cats really seemed to be drawn to the Kanken bag or just bags in general.

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Initially when we reached, about 5 of the 13 cats were sleeping. But we were fortunate that most of them slowly woke up during the night such that by the time we left, we’d met most of the resident cats!

If I identified her correctly, this is Little Miss Muffett, she is really a ball of cuff and she was basically sleeping for a large part of the hour that we were there. Even when she awoke, she never moved from her throne.Β Processed with VSCOcam with a5 preset

 

Contemplative cat~

 

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My general impression of cats is that they are not as affectionate as dogs but I was proven wrong by Emma. She is a real sweetheart and there was a moment that I failed to capture on camera (!!! :((( ) but basically Emma and Blue Monkey (photos below) had a little kitty kiss and that was really sweet.

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This is Blue Monkey, who has the loveliest blue eyes.

 

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My fav meow playing with a cat

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She looks really grumpy but Demi was the one that let us pat her the most. And she also has very beautiful prints on her body, it is amazing.

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Β She is quite the sweetheart.

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Β Kai Kai, who is named after the pandas

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Β Our favorite cat, Miley. She is so beautiful!! And such a diva.

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 We were told by one of the staff (Sam) that she bites so I am fortunate to be able to take a photo with her! Cats do not seem to like me much though because every time I pat one of them, they always end up running away almost immediately 😦 But yay, she stayed for the shot, although she does not look too pleased.

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She is really beautiful

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I did not manage to get a photo of all 13 cats but it was truly a purrrrrfect night πŸ™‚ It was on a Wednesday night, just my kind of ladies night. I had a lot of fun with the sister and it was a good way to spend time together. There are plans for another cat cafe to open in Bugis although I’m not sure when it will be but I’m looking forward to bringing my sis to check it out when it opens!

For anyone who is keen:

Neko no Niwa
54A Boat Quay (Level 2)
Singapore 049843

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