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 secretary Dr William Wan told The Straits Times on Tuesday that about 500 pre-orders had been made.
Those in the queue on Tuesday included people collecting the sets they pre-ordered, and walk-in customers who were buying the figurines as a set or as individual items. They will continue to be on sale from Wednesday, while stocks last. Customers said the queue was orderly and moved quickly.
Opening hours of the Kindness Gallery have been extended to cater to the large volume of customers. For this week, it is open from 10am to 8pm on weekdays, and from 11am to 3pm on weekends.
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