16 Mar '11, 11am

Pandas coming to S'pore named Kai Kai and Jia Jia

SINGAPORE : A judging panel has decided that the two pandas coming to Singapore from China will be called "Kai Kai" and "Jia Jia". The names were chosen based on the suggestions received in a nation-wide contest. "Kai Kai" means 'victorious' in Mandarin, and reflects two decades of Sino-Singapore ties, while "Jia Jia" means 'beautiful and fine', describing the state of the relationship. The pandas are on loan to the Republic for 10 years - to mark close diplomatic relations between the two countries. They will be seen at Wildlife Reserves Singapore's River Safari attraction when it opens in 2012. One person said: "I think the names are cute..." Another commented: "Probably that is what China wants to deliver to Singapore - a certain message, so this name actually represents the pandas well." Others, however, think they have better ideas. One person suggested "Fei Fei" and ...

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