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The SYOGOC has releases parts of the Singapore 2010 YOG mascots in a bid for the public to name the twin mascots. The mascots are twin Merlions, a male and a female. The contest runs til 6 September.

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The lion cub has a mane that's as fiery as his passion for life. A bundle of boundless energy, he is always on the go, learning new things and playing sports. Football is his passion.

Having lived in a concrete jungle all his life, he is no stranger to people. The lion loves making friends from all over the world and learning about their different cultures. The lion wants to inspire youth to keep fit and enjoy sports for life.

Quick Facts

Star Sign: Leo

Dream: To win an Olympic gold medal with the Young Lions

Personal Motto: "Never say never"

Favourite Food: Chilli Crabs/Chicken Rice with lots of chilli!

Hobbies: Jamming on his guitar, learning new things and playing football

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Our second mascot is a merlion cub who loves exploring the waters around and beyond Singapore. Although merlions are omnivorous by nature, she sticks to a vegetarian diet out of a deep respect for all living things.

The merlion is friendly and a great listener – when she makes a friend, she is a friend for life! Always ready to lend her support to worthy causes, she is especially passionate about environmental issues. The merlion believes that everyone has a part to play in working towards a sustainable future and is determined to spread the message. Her dream is to become a scientist so that she can find more ways to protect Mother Nature.

Quick Facts

Star Sign: Aquarius

Dream: To become an environmental scientist.

Personal Motto: "You can achieve anything if you set your heart to it!"

Favourite Food: Ice Kachang (a Singaporean dessert of shaved ice drenched in colourful syrup)

Hobbies: Singing, swimming, and collecting seashells

http://www.singapore2010.sg/contest?id=12

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I can't blame you for the sarcasm. Singaporeans have a love affair with Lion and so on.. In fact, the name Singapore means Lion City. Nothing spells Singapore like the Lion/Merlion. The SEA Games 1993, Asian Youth Games all had Lion mascots, so yea, no surprise they went with a Merlion and Lion for the YOG mascots.

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According to the sneak peaks i see, it looks like we're going to have some anime-stylished mascots. Merlion is a very known symbol at Singapore altough they overused him a lot as a mascot altough i'm glad they apparently didnt choose an ugly design XD

Anyway we shall wait till September 7 to see them completly.

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And there ya go, Lyo and Merly

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Lyo

My Story

Lyo (pronounced as "Leo"), the "Lion of the Youth Olympics", is a lion cub with a mane as fiery as his passion for life. Full of youthful energy, Lyo is always on the go, exploring and discovering new things and playing sports.

His favourite sport is basketball and he dreams of someday representing Singapore in international basketball tournaments.

Growing up in Singapore, the City-in-a-Garden, Lyo is no stranger to people. He enjoys making friends from all over the world and learning about their different cultures. He is fun-loving and wants to inspire youths to keep fit and enjoy sports.

Quick Facts

Star Sign: Leo

Dream: To win a gold medal in an international basketball championship.

Personal Motto: "Never say never"

Favourite Food: Chilli Crabs and Chicken Rice with lots of chilli!

Hobbies: Jamming on his guitar, exploring and discovering new things, and playing sports, especially basketball.

Symbolism

Legend tells us that a prince visited a lovely tropical island a long, long time ago. Upon landing, he spotted a beautiful lion, and so named the island 'Singapura', which means 'Lion City'. Today, that island has grown into the city-state of Singapore, whose 5 million people have adopted the Lion as their national symbol.

Fun Stuff

Lyo's mane resembles the Flame of Passion of the Spirit of Youth, the emblem of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. It also calls to mind the Singapore 2010 tagline 'Blazing the Trail'. His paw is shaped like Singapore island

Merly

My Story

Merly got her name from "mer" (meaning the sea) and "l y" for liveliness and youthfulness. She is a merlion cub who loves exploring the seas surrounding Singapore, and beyond. Although merlions are omnivorous by nature, Merly sticks to a vegetarian diet out of a deep respect for all living creatures.

Merly is friendly and a great listener – when she becomes your friend, she is your friend for life! Always ready to join a good cause, Merly is especially passionate about protecting our environment (sadly, many of her friends have become ill as their homes have been polluted) Merly believes that every one of us can help create a sustainable future and works hard to spread that message.

Her dream is to become an environmental scientist one day, so that she can find more ways to help people live in harmony with Nature.

Quick Facts

Star Sign: Aquarius

Dream: To become an environmental scientist.

Personal Motto: "You can achieve anything if you pour your heart into it!"

Favourite Food: Ice Kachang (a Singaporean dessert of shaved ice drenched in colourful syrup).

Hobbies: Singing, swimming, and collecting seashells to return them to sea.

Symbolism

The merlion is a mythical sea creature that is part lion and part fish. It is inspired by Singaporean folklore and Singapore’s fishing village origins.

Fun Stuff

Merly's paw is shaped like a heart.

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If you want wallpapers of the mascot(s) you can download them right here: http://www.singapore2010.sg/public/sg2010/..._downloads.html

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I forgot to post my comment about it (besides the pics) horray =w=

Gotta say i love these mascots (honestly i like them even more that the recent experiments we had as mascots on the OG and WOG. They are very likeable, cute and dynamic (altough maybe a bit anime-ish). I hope to see pics of them practicing sports like with the Fuwas :lol:

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I forgot to post my comment about it (besides the pics) horray =w=

Gotta say i love these mascots (honestly i like them even more that the recent experiments we had as mascots on the OG and WOG. They are very likeable, cute and dynamic (altough maybe a bit anime-ish). I hope to see pics of them practicing sports like with the Fuwas :lol:

Hmmm. Cute, yes. I suppose I'm just not a big mascot fan.

Personally, i think the anime look is appropriate for an Asian country.

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They're nice mascots. I like them. Maybe they shouldn't have been so anime as it makes them look more Japanese but, well, that's not really important.

So it's time for London now to show what they will have as mascots. I'm looking forward to it.

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