Dunno why the Merlion is on my mind. Is the icon fierce? Is the icon welcoming? Can it swim in the water with that un-aerodynamic head and mane? What is the purpose of it being able to spit water? Is it male or female? Do I feel pride or do I feel menaced when I look at this odd creation? Somehow, I dun think Singapore will really fly unless this icon is redesigned with more thought. In its present form, it reminds me of the classic Transformer - clumsy but has potential to be like the Michael Bay re-imagining.