Singapore Furs

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Singapore Furs is a community of furries in Singapore, an island nation of just 710.2 sq km (274.2 sq mi). The community also keeps in touch with its regional neighbours as a branch of AnthroAsia.

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[edit] Online

Halloween Night 2011
Fursuiting at Vee's Birthday 2012
Fursuiting at Vee's Birthday 2012


May Fursuit Bowling 2012
Mascot Parade 2012
Mascot Parade 2012


Nov 2012 - AFA
The fursuit group out at STGCC 2010.


DL - HTTYD
Halloween 2010 Team
Singapore Furs Team on Halloween 2010


Night Safari 2010
The fursuit and cosplay gang at SWB 2011
The fursuit and cosplay gang at SWB 2011
Fursuiters at STGCC 2011
Fursuiters at STGCC 2011
Fursuiting at Chingay 2012
Fursuiting at Chingay 2012
Fursuiters at Halloween 2011 Bowling
Halloween 2011 Bowling

The community is active on Facebook, and the Singapore Furs Facebook Page is where the latest events and discussions happen among the Singapore Furs.

In addition, budding artists in the Singapore Furs community regularly discuss art-related topics and conduct art meet ups at the Creative PawPads (SG) Facebook Group.

Apart from Facebook, the Singapore Furs community can be found on Furaffinity, Google+, Twitter and Livejournal.


[edit] Furmeets

Furmeets can be organised on an ad hoc basis due to the small nature of the country. On average, the attendance has increased to fifteen per meet.

One of the primary reasons for furmeets is for fellow SGFurs monthly birthday celebrations. Examples of activities during birthday celebrations include bowling, fursuiting during Halloween.

The SGFurs Community have an annual chalet meet, which started in 2010, to provide space that caters to the varied interests within the community, and provide a platform for members to contribute their time and talent.

Other examples of local meets include fursuiting during local cosplay events and playing board games. Smaller local meets situated in downtown Singapore usually happen over food, and usually end of the night with plenty of walking.

Furmeets also happen when the SGFurs play host to visiting furs from overseas. Furmeets of this nature may involve touring around the city-state, or having a meal over the wide variety of local food. To date, the SGFurs have hosted furs from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Norway, Germany, UAE, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong and other ASEAN countries.

Unlike furmeets in Western countries, fursuiting during meets held in public locations is rare due to the complex logistics involved as well as the strict security that shopping malls have adopted. Furthermore, the tropical nature of Singapore makes it extremely challenging for fursuiters to suit at length, restricting their activities to mainly indoor air-conditioned spaces.

[edit] 2011/2012 Singapore Furry Census

In December 2011, the first ever furry census was conducted to the furry population of Singapore. With the hopes of providing data to help better understand the breakdown of the local furry population. Basic statistics were gathered, such as birthdays, species, gender, as well as additional information, such as creative interests, location of residence, and even relationship status. The survey was distributed electronically via the SGFurs Facebook page and the SGFurs FurAffinity Page.

A total of 37 responses were recorded.

[edit] Species Count

Species Number Responded Percentage Represented
Canine 15 40.5%
Feline 7 18.9%
Dragon 6 16.2%
Hybrid 5 13.5%
Mice 1 2.7%
Shark 1 2.7%
Red Panda 1 2.7%
Horse 1 2.7%

[edit] Demographic Data

All information is correct as of February 2012.


The mean age of the local furry population is 21. The median age is 20.
95% of the local furry population is Male.
Students make up 68% of the population, followed by 22% who are Working, 8% in Military Conscription, and 3% reporting as Other.
FurAffinity is the most popular furry site. Facebook is the preferred choice for social networking.


Artists make up 43% of the local community talent, followed by Writers at 19%. Fursuiters and Photographers/Videographers have an equal share of 16% each.


[edit] 2012/2013 Singapore Furry Census

The second Singapore furry census was conducted from December 2012 to March 2013.

A total of 48 responses were recorded for the 2012/2013 period.

[edit] Species Count

Species Number Responded Percentage Represented
Canine 17 35.4%
Feline 10 20.8%
Hybrid 10 20.8%
Dragon 7 14.6%
Avian 1 2.1%
Horse 1 2.1%
Mice 1 2.1%
Shark 1 2.1%

[edit] Demographic Data

All information is correct as of April 2013.


The mean age of the local furry population remains at 21. However, the median age has dropped to 19.
94% of the local furry population is Male.
Students still make up the majority of the population, accounting for 68% for current furry professions. 21% are Working, 13% in Military Conscription, and 1% reporting as neither studying nor working professionally.
FurAffinity and Facebook remains the most popular furry site and the most preferred choice for social networking.

Artists now make up 48% of the local community talent, followed by Writers (25%), Fursuiters (10%), Photographers/Videographers (8%), and Public Relations/Marketing (4%).


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