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How Bubbly Petz – Singapore’s first and only eco-ethical pet store was born – explained in photos.

A year ago we chanced upon this empty shop space along hippy Joo Chiat Road.

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Long, cold, empty shop space
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Isolated room, waiting to be demolished
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Much space for some creativity
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What could we possibly change this into?
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Old-fashioned looking entrance
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Metal roller shutters
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What we looked like from across the road

Maeve and I decided that this location and shop space is perfect, and started work with our contractors on transforming this space into Bubbly Petz studio! (We only had a month’s time to do so)

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First blueprint draft
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Bubbly Petz Studio blueprint final draft

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Absolutely exciting. And intense. Works carried on. First up was to demolish the isolated room and put up the ceilings.

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Floor protection up
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Partition boards and materials ready for use
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Ceiling structures up

Next was to install partition walls with soundproofing.

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Partitions up, can you tell which room is this?
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Which room is this then?

Front glass panels, air conditioning, lights up. And of course, our banner!

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Singapore’s first eco-ethical pet store in progress! Front glass panels up!
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Retail area space is created.
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Full length glass panels are installed for total transparency, pun intended.
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Double door installed for the safety of our furry friends.
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Rockwool for soundproofing
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Lights up for grooming room!
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Maeve appreciating the lovely space
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Our bathtub has arrived!

Let’s paint!

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Painting begins
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First coat of paint done for retail area

Stainless steel sheets installation.

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Bathing room
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Did you know? Our bathing room has stainless steel coated walls to withstand water damage.
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Sweet retail area with paint coat done
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Finishing touches of paint by hardworking uncles
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Final paint touch up
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Painting of our entrance

Retail area concept.

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Oh, what just arrived?
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Warm woody shades
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Feature pet house, for our furry friends
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Shopping shelves up!
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Retail area carpentry ready!

Getting ready for our first day of business.

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Great friends helping us with setting up
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Chien Shen and Derrick, thank you
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Such hardwork
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Maeve busy with visual displays of our products, getting ready for our first day of business
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Friends at work
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Friends at work
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Friends at work
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Maeve unboxing her favourite appliance.
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Happy girl
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Fixing up the grooming room shelves
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Price card preparation, all done by Maeve!
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Front glass logo decal up!

We were officially open for business on 12 October 2014.

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Officially open!

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