Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Pet Asia and Aquarama 2015

This year, the 14th edition of the ornamental aquatic industry premier biennial event, Aquarama 2015 opens to trade visitors on 28th May and then to public on 30th May at Suntec City Convention Centre. This is then followed by the 5th edition of Pet Asia 2015, which is opened to both trade visitors and public from 29th May. 
And I'm really glad I managed to drop by on their last day! I missed the dogs (obedience competition) on 30th, but still managed to get wowed by all the pretty looking fishes and cute bunnies!

And yes, bunnies!
This 6 months old French Lop is one of the most popular bunnies exhibited, alongside a Flemish Giant and a Dwarf Hotot. 

And apparently, the overwhelming popularity has gotten to it. I was told that throughout the past few days, almost everyone wanted to carry it. It was dead asleep throughout the 3 hours I was there, and even when someone pet it, it remained sound asleep.

And so I decided to cuddle up with the pretty and adorable Dwarf Hotot, the famous eyeliner bunny! 
It was so tamed and well behaved in my arms, not like Jelly at all. =.="


Just look at them! Totally melt your heart, didn't they? 

This chinchilla totally grabbed my attention by eating hay in its dreams! Its cute eyes were totally closed while munching at the hay ball. 

Cavy, also commonly known as Guinea Pigs, are also pretty popular at the exhibition zone and it's not hard to see why. Not sure if it's because they're still young babies, but if they can remain as adorable as that (short fur, and palm-sized) forever, I'll love to get one as a companion for Jelly too! 

And of course, the highlight at Pet Asia 2015 on the 31st May is the National Rabbit & Cavy Show!

Look at the line up of contestants for the Fancy Rabbit Show!

And I couldn't resist but took a shot of this cutie kept in the cage right in front of me. She looks like a mini version of Jelly with red eyes! Hahaha!

All the contestants are judged by bunny expert for their demeanour, health and overall conditions and she eventually crowned 4 winning bunnies: Best Temperament, Best Fur, Best Condition and Best Overall.

And over at Aquarama, their ever-popular and widely respected competitions welcome a colourful newcomer: The Crystal Bee Shrimp Competition!


Was told that one of these 1.5cm long shrimp can fetch up to a whopping SGD $2000 and they have an average lifespan of only 2 years!

And of course, other than the newcomer, the other categories such as Betta, Goldfish, and Discus also have some amazingly beautiful contestants!

We were walking through the Discus aisle when I randomly said, "They look like...."
And T finished it for me: Pomfret.

 A goldish with chubby cheeks! How cute is that!

One of the prize winner for the Betta category. T was explaining to me why this Betta won instead of its neighbour (shape of the tail etc) but I really can't tell much difference. 

The only Lohan fish we saw, and it also left a deep impression with its monstrous sized head lump. 

For an animal lover like myself, this biennial event is a definitely must go! For those who have missed out on this year, see you during the next one in 2017! 

Till then,
Mia Foo

20 comments:

  1. Lucky you to attend such a fun event. I love animals and how I wish to have been there.

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  2. Sounds like a really fun event. All the rabbits are too cute. It must have been great seeing all those cute animals.

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  3. This must be an interesting event, seemed informative too. Did you find out why the Crystal Bee Shrimps are so expensive?

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  4. Susan Wong, another blogger went for the event too! I saw her posting the photos with the gorgeous animals!

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    1. yup, a couple of bloggers I know went too, like janel and oyhz. but they all went on 30th....

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  5. Bunnies are very cute and adorable pets. However, they can be very messy in the house. Needs a lot of patience, help they are cute.

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    1. yes, the infamous bun-struction (bunny destruction).

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  6. Up until now, when I see bunnies, I look at them and think they're still stuffed toys! Haha! They look so cute and charming! But I have heard, just like what Fred said, they could be messy in the house.

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    1. well, bunnies can be litter trained so it shouldn't get to messy. but the gnawing problem is hard to control though.... whenever I'm late in putting out the pellets or veggies for my bunny, she'll take out a piece of my plastered wall.

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  7. This is so cute... Thanks for sharing. If not mistaken, Malaysia has the similar pet event two months ago.

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  8. that is one cute bunny though I'm not into adapting or having a rabbit as a pet. that fat face gold fish looks so adorable. im sure if my kid will see this kind of fish, i will have troubles getting it for her. lol

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  9. Oh wow this looks and sounds like a fun event! My kids and I love animals!

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  10. There a lot of cute bunnies here. It's so nice to play with them as they are soft and cuddly.

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  11. I love rabbits, they are soft and cuddly! And absolutely they can be really lovely companions.

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  12. I can't get over how adorable the bunnies are!! Wish we had conventions like this in Manila! :)

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  13. I'm not that very keen about pets; just a dog and cat for the whole family. I admire you in taking time for pet Asia.

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  14. The bunnies are really cue! My kids have been pestering me to get them pets, but I know myself - I do not have the patience to care for them... So it remains their dream!

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  15. I love this Pet Asia & Aquarama 2015 and can spent hours and hours over there to enjoy talking and playing with the pets

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  16. The shrimp competition is somewhat new to me and those shrimps have lovely vivid colors

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  17. I have always wanted to raise a French Lop Bunny but I was worried that they may get too messy. They are just too cute and squishy. Someday I'll adopt one once I'm ready and have a bigger place :)

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