Since the “Pandamonium” on Orchard road earlier this year, a lucky few have had the opportunity to personally interact with the Panda Chow Chows, either during their walks in Sentosa Cove (where they live), on outings around Singapore, or those who have had the opportunity to book a photoshoot experience.
In the past few months Panda Chow Chows HQ have continued to receive many emails and social media messages asking when and where the Panda Chow Chows will be for their next outing in Singapore. In response to these requests from fans, Panda Chow Chows HQ launched a Singapore based tour on Saturday the 2nd April 2016 called the “Panda Chow Chows Singa-Tour”. This tour aims to offer Panda Chow Chows’ fans around Singapore the opportunity to meet TuDou, YüMi and DouDou and truly experience their amazing energies and personalities. The tour involves the Panda Chow Chows visiting 7 locations around Singapore to Meet-and-Greet with fans for FREE! During the Meet-and- Greets, fans will have the opportunity to meet with TuDou, YüMi and DouDou in person, and to mingle and take photos with them for FREE!
TuDou, YüMi and DouDou are now half way through the “Panda Chow Chows Singa-Tour”. The idea behind the tour is to bring more joy to more people around Singapore who might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet the adorable Panda Chow Chows.
As a part of the “Panda Chow Chows Singa-Tour”, the Panda Chow Chows reached out and visited EQUAL-ARK, a not-for-profit voluntary social welfare organisation with IPC (Institution of Public Character), in order to give those less fortunate and unable to travel the opportunity to meet with TuDou, YüMi and DouDou. The Panda Chow Chows are dedicated supporters in Animal Assisted therapy and as part of Panda Chow Chows’ continuous efforts to give back, TuDou, YüMi and DouDou will begin voluntary work with Therapy Dogs Singapore in June this year. EQUAL-ARK’s commitment and dedication to Animal Assisted therapy strongly resonates with those of Panda Chow Chows’.
EQUAL-ARK Singapore helps youth at-risk and/or youths with intellectual disabilities, improve their chances at social integration and economic self-sufficiency. These children include those in special schools, welfare homes and rehabilitative institutions and in the general community.
The Panda Chow Chows visited the children under Equal Ark’s care on Friday the 8th April 2016, to bring some smiles and laughter to them and brighten up their day. EQUAL-ARK is situated within the National Equestrian Park which comprises of a Learning Facilities building, a block of 16 stables for the horses and also a purposeful built covered arena. During the visit there were around 20 children and 4 teachers and/or counsellors present. Each child had the opportunity to spend quality time with the Panda Chow Chows and get to know TuDou, YüMi and DouDou on a personal level.
The children walked, fed treats to, cuddled, played with and groomed the Panda Chow Chows during the visit. The children also walked the Panda Chow Chows to the stables area to meet and interact with the horses. The children, TuDou, YüMi, DouDou and the horses: Selena, Kary & Astro all played and interacted together. It was a magical experience and a beautiful sight.
The Panda Chow Chows thoroughly enjoyed meeting with the children and the horses. For TuDou, YüMi and DouDou, not only was this visit a wonderful new experience, it was also a great opportunity for learning and growth. YüMi especially enjoyed meeting horses for the first time and she was very curious and excited during the entire visit. It was agreed by all present at the visit that she definitely wants a pet horse as a present :)
TuDou, YüMi and DouDou don't differentiate between age, race, income or physical ability, but rather they love all who love and respect them. Panda Chow Chows HQ believe that having hope and the ability to dream are what gives people reasons to fight their struggles, and the Panda Chow Chows are the embodiment of bringing joy and happiness and helping many realise their hopes and dreams.
TuDou, YüMi and DouDou plan to visit EQUAL-ARK and the children on its programs on a more regular basis in the future.
All our love,
Panda Chow Chows HQ x