The iconic local mascots of Singapore

Not all heroes wear capes – some come in the form of costumed mascots
Iconic mascots Singapore
By Michelle Ng |
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Whether it's teaching kids to save water, be clean and green or spread positivity and kindness, these mascots do it all. We remember some of our favourite childhood icons that taught us how to be better people.

Singa Lion

Singa The Courtesy Lion

The mascot for the National Courtesy Campaign

A familiar sight for everyone growing up between the eighties and noughties, Singa was introduced in 1982 to encourage cordial behaviour among Singaporeans. The beloved feline was seen everywhere – from television screens to appearances in schools – until 2013 when his resignation as the mascot for the kindness movement went public. What an exit!

Sharity Elephant

Sharity Elephant

The mascot for Community Chest

You can’t miss this cuddly pink elephant – he was an absolute star in the eighties and nineties when it came to schooling kids on being caring, sharing and compassionate to the vulnerable. The mascot is still going strong, making cameos online and in schools, complete with a brand new look. He even has his own website, loaded with fun games and edutainment videos for the little ones.

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Water Wally

Water Wally

The mascot for PUB

This sky-blue water droplet made his debut in 2005 and scored a nine-episode animated series in 2009 that served to drive home the importance of water conservation. Let’s face it: with Malaysia wanting to charge us more for that precious H2O, we need Water Wally now more than ever.

Captain Green

Captain Green

The mascot for Clean & Green Singapore

There’s a reason why Singapore manages to stay on top of its squeaky clean game. No ordinary hero, Captain Green leaped into the scene in the nineties to create awareness of protecting the environment through television and radio appearances. How could you say no to that face?

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