In the Lion City, the majestic feline has donned many hats: part of our legal tender notes, a tourist icon, and the founding identity of our genesis as an island.
Now for the Youth Olympics, the graceful cat has leapt to the fore as a distinctive mascot for the Games. He lives and breathes the Games, which explains why his mane and tail resemble the Olympics torch.
Named Api (pronounced as Ah-pi)(Malay for flame), the ebullient mascot radiates charm, congeniality, passion, and zest for life. It likes to defy physical boundaries.
*Note: This was done at the start of 2009 before the current mascot was reveled. I wonder if its just by chance that the current mascot also have flames for its hair or not... ...)
Posted by Stephanie Wong