Stalking Nila

One of the cuter Singapore mascots spotted at Raffles City shopping mall some time ago.

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He’s the official mascot of the 28th SEA Games and the 8th ASEAN Para Games.

As I thought before I checked it out, Nila is from Sang Nila Utama, the founder of Singapura. His fiery red mane is supposed to inspire passion for sports and his heart-shaped face represents friendship.

The controversy is that Sang Nila Utama thought he saw a lion but in all probability it was a Malayan tiger. But I still associate Singapore with a lion.

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