Singapore Parliament gets its own mascot: Meet Parley the winged lion

A biography indicates that Parley is "obsessed with photography" and includes tidbits like his favourite songs - Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You and Michael Learns To Rock's 25 Minutes.
A biography indicates that Parley is "obsessed with photography" and includes tidbits like his favourite songs - Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You and Michael Learns To Rock's 25 Minutes.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/SINGAPORE PARLIAMENT

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Parliament now has its own mascot - a winged lion named Parley.

The plush toy, armed with a green book labelled "Parley", was unveiled on the Parliament of Singapore's Facebook page on Monday (April 23).

A biography indicates that Parley is "obsessed with photography" and includes tidbits like his favourite songs - Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You and Michael Learns To Rock's 25 Minutes.

His favourite books include Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Sumiko Tan's The Singapore Parliament: The House We Built.

"Now that the Parliament of Singapore has launched its Instagram page, Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin has invited me to be one of its administrators," wrote Parley in the Facebook post.

"I'll be sharing snapshots and nuggets of information on our Parliament's history and what goes on behind these walls."

The freshly minted Instagram account was set up on Monday and already has more than 480 followers.

Parley joins the ranks of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau's polar bear mascot Kopi Lim.

ST has contacted Parliament for more information.