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They keep childhood hobby of fighting spiders alive

A group of spider enthusiasts keep their childhood hobby alive

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FACE-OFF: Members of Fighting Spiders Singapore watch a spider fight at Sengkang Community Club.
FACE-OFF: A jumping spider on a cinnamomum tree leaf being fed water with a dropper.

Catching and fighting spiders might seem like a childhood hobby of the past, but a group of enthusiasts here is determined to keep the passion alive. 

The group, Fighting Spiders Singapore, was started last November by Mr Chan Chun Kwong, 43.

Mr Chan said: “When we were young, many of us had this hobby. I was sure that I was not the only one who missed catching and fighting spiders.” 

In just three months, the group has grown to more than 20 members.  

During fights, two spiders are placed on a flat surface, facing each other.  The spiders fight until one of them backs away or falls out of the ring. 

Get the full story in our print edition (Feb 22).

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HOW TO CATCH AND RAISE SPIDERS

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