11 Aug '15, 5am

Figurines of Singa the Courtesy Lion still in demand after Jubilee weekend

SINGAPORE - The four-day Jubilee weekend may be over, but about 200 people still showed up on Tuesday morning to buy commemorative figurines of Singa the Courtesy Lion, at the Kindness Gallery in the Old Hill Street Police Station near Clarke Quay. The Singa figurines - the same ones found in NDP Funpacks - are available for sale as individual figurines at $10 each, or as a collector's set of figurines in 15 different designs for $300. They are styled after well-known and relatable character icons in Singapore, such as Student Singa, Doctor Singa, and even an NDP Singa wearing a white shirt with the country's flag on it. The set includes an all-white "DIY Singa", for people to draw their own designs on it, but this is not for sale as an individual figurine. Pre-orders for the sets, of which only 1,000 are available, closed on Aug 5. Singapore Kindness Movement general secr...

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