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There’s Going To Be A Cat Photo Wall At This LRT Station And Your Kitty Could Be An Exhibit!

Get your camera out and start snapping your little furry friends

By Aileen Chow | August 24, 2017

Cat “pawrents” , here’s your chance to give your beloved furkids some major limelight! From October till December, the tunnel wall at the Masjid Jamek LRT station in KL will turn into a kitty hall of fame – and your pet can share a piece of the fame, too!

An initiative of the The Kucing Tamu Arts On The Move wall campaign, when you sign up to sponsor a space on the wall proceeds from  the project will go into a trap, neuter and return (TNR) programme that aims to reduce the number of strays that call the Masjid Jamek LRT station area home. There are 668 spots open for sponsors on the tunnel wall.

Here’s how you can book a spot for your cat:

Send in a good-quality digital photo of your kitty to [email protected] Ensure that it’s a large file size (1MB at least), or it won’t scale up into a print photo.

Rates according to space size:

A4: RM30
A3: RM50
A2: RM100

You may sponsor more than one space or gang up with your colleagues to sign up for a corporate sponsorship mega-size spot at RM5,000.

Bank in your payment to BSN bank account no. 1418041000041154 (ARC Rhinowrites Productions Sdn Bhd). Bank transfers are possible, too – just remember to include your name as the payment reference.

Next, provide the following details:

  • The picture size you’re sponsoring plus proof of payment
    • A hi-res picture of your cat (1MB at least)
    • Name of cat
    • Name of owner
    • Your contact number

Entry deadline is August 31 so the all you “pawparazzi” have only nine days to submit your furbabies’ snaps!

 Not sure about your photo-taking skills? No worries, cat columnist Ellen Whyte gives us a few tips on how to score purrfect portraits:

  1. Lie on the floor or go down so that you are at the same level as your pet’s face. This will give you a one-on-one type of shot that makes it easier for people to connect to your kitty.
  2. When you take the picture, remember that cat eyes reflect light. Have the red-eye button switched on, and if you can, shoot slightly off-centre. This will reduce the chance of your getting “devil eyes”. Or cheat by taking pics in natural light.
  3. Some cats love to pose for the camera but others hate it. If your pet loathes it, consider that it may be your flash (turn it off) or you may simply be too close (so move back). Either way, a treat before and after the photo shoot is always a great idea!

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