SG Furs (Singapore Furs) is a Singapore furry community founded in December 2004 by a small group of people as a meet-up group on the fandom. Members comprise of fursuiters (costumers), artists, photographers and videographers. Today, the local fandom has growth to over 100, with over 30 active members.
Singapore is a city state residing on an island no larger than 277.6 square miles in South Asia, located at the end of the Malayan Peninsula between Malaysia and Indonesia. Singapore has 4 national languages, the main spoken and written language is English. The people of Singapore speak a second language dependent on their ethnic origin (e.g mandarin for Chinese, Tamil for Indians, Bahasa Melayu for Malays, etc.). All signage in Singapore are primarily English with alternative translations in the other 3 national languages.
The weather is largely tropical, it is warm throughout the year with no seasons, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 33 degrees celsius throughout the year with humidity in the 80-90%. This makes Singapore one of the most challenging places in the world to Fursuit.
Furmeets and Furry Events in Singapore
Furmeets are organised on an ad-hoc basis due to the small geographical proximity of the country. They can range from big events such as cosplaying in major Anime conventions held in Singapore, chalets, artist drawing meets, simple dinner/get-together sessions or hosting visiting furs from overseas. To date, the SGFurs have hosted furs from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Norway, Germany, Iceland, UAE, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong and other ASEAN countries.
The ASEAN furry community is a very closely-knit group, this includes the Malaysian Furs as well as Thailand Furs.
Regular items on the Singapore furry fandom calendar usually coincides with Cosplay and Anime conventions in Singapore such as the Singapore Toy Games and Comic Convention (STGCC), as well as Anime Festival Asia (AFA), where fursuiters participate as dressed cosplayers in an annual fursuit walk called the “Animal Fur Festival”, usually held near the convention space.
The Singapore Furs maintains a Facebook group where events are usually publicized.
Furry conventions in Singapore
Furrylah is an annual furry mini-convention. It usually runs on the 4th quarter of the calendar year, held in the heart of Singapore’s shopping and arts district. It first ran in 2015 on November 28th in Bencoolen as a single day event leading up to AFA on the following day.
SG Furs committee
SG Furs maintains a voluntarily-run committee of members with responsibilities of organising events and ensuring quality of members as well as moderation of members in the group.
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