In some other context, Sunny Heights (facebook. Turf City, 110 Turf Club Road) might have been a Floridian retirement community, or the ex-digs of an old Beatle, or the setting of a Stephen King novel.
Happily, under our hazy Singaporean skies, it is a compound for pets and pet lovers – for fortunate, well, dogs mostly, there is a swimming pool, Pawlicious (a pet bakery for their meatloaf birthday cake) and Ah B, a pet cafe:
Another block contains the newly opened Cat Safari. You register in the neighbouring block first and purchase a pair of socks (S$5 for adults, S$3 for students upon presentation of a student pass) as entrance fees for an hour of cat therapy. Outside the office, I asked a bemused staff member whom the therapy was for – for traumatised cats? or for humans via cats? She must have thought I was trolling.
The Cat Safari is only open from 1pm – 7pm on weekends, for sessions lasting an hour, at a rate of 20 people per session, she said. All slots having been taken up that opening weekend, she advised calling 6314 9363 to reserve a place for the next Saturday/Sunday.
And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
or decide disputes by what his ears hear,
4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
5 Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den.
9 They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain;
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:3-9)