Answer: Befriend the neighbour’s cat.
We don't know its name but we have decided to call it Mr.Bojangles (or Bujang, which means 'young man' in my language). No cat expert, but I think it is quite possibly an American Shorthair. He loves a belly rub, rolling on the floor (or dirt) and watching over the wild birds in our garden.
Mr.Bojangles has been coming to our house everyday now, accompanying my mum when she's working in the garden in the morning. It is very friendly and although sometimes can appear a bit daft, I am keeping an eye on him as he's getting better at hiding when trying to catch the wild parrots and pigeons at the back garden.