The event presented a not-to-be missed bonding opportunity for more than 1,200 pet lovers at the Tropicana Metropark property gallery and its sprawling 9.2-acre Central Park.
22 April, SUBANG JAYA – Recognising the importance of taking time to rest, play and bond with our furry friends, Tropicana Metropark recently hosted its first-ever Pets Carnival & Bazaar. This two-day event, which was attended by more than 1,200 pet lovers was held at the Tropicana Metropark property gallery and its sprawling 9.2-acre Central Park.
Visitors and their four-legged friends were treated to a host of activities at two fun and interactive zones, namely the Ruff Zone and Cute Zone. At the Ruff Zone, held at the Central Park, visitors were treated to activities such as clay moulding, pet and owner caricatures as well as pony rides. There were also pet wash stations to keep the pets cleaned, groomed and healthy. Proceeds from these wash stations will be donated to animal shelters, namely Cherishlife Home, Save A Stray, Second Chance Animal Society and Pet’s Journal.
Meanwhile, the Cute Zone emerged as the perfect venue for animal enthusiasts of all ages, especially families with their young ones. The Cute Zone’s petting zoo was a hit with the young children as they had the opportunity to get up close and personal with these cuddly animals.
Another big attraction was the pets’ bazaar which had over twelve vendors selling food, apparel and goodies specially crafted for pets. Several attendees also returned home with new addition to their families from the adoption drive supported by Save A Stray, Second Chance Animal Society and Pet’s Journal.
The key highlights of the Tropicana Metropark Pets Carnival were the various contests which included the Owner-Pet Lookalike, Best Trick, Pet Agility and Best Pet Costume contest. The winner of the Best Trick Contest, Mimi with pet named Mocha said, “The Tropicana Metropark Pets Carnival is a fantastic pet-friendly event. The Central Park is definitely an added plus point to this neighbourhood and the surrounding communities.”
Pet owners who attended the event highlighted the importance of events such as this which allowed pet owners to bring out their pets and interact with others as well, within their very own neighbourhood. Attendee Maryanne said, “We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it is very rare to find a well-coordinated pet event such as this. Added to that, Tropicana Metropark is a beautiful development to enjoy the outdoors with our loved ones”.
Speaking about the event, Tropicana Managing Director Ung Lay Ting said, “We are extremely delighted to host the inaugural Tropicana Metropark Pets Carnival & Bazaar. We understand that given our busy schedules it can be really difficult to find time, what more find the right location to allow our pets to run and play. Hence, we held this event at our very own Central Park which was the perfect backdrop for parents, children and their pets from the community here and those in the area to come together to strengthen family bonds and have a good time with their pets within a safe and secure neighbourhood.”
He added, “An event such as the Pets Carnival also allowed us to introduce Tropicana’s award-winning best neighbourhood of Tropicana Metropark to the masses. This 88-acre mixed development which includes residential gems, commercial vibrancy, a 9.2-acre Central Park, GEMS International School and a purpose-built direct link bridge from Federal Highway, coupled with its prime location is the perfect home for young families and urbanites.”