Ridzuan was telling me merlion is a male. It clearly has long hair and is very feminine here:
(Merly Youth Olympics Singapore 2010.)
The Merly soft toy is available is many malls. There’s also a Lyo.
Here’s the cheer song of Singapore Youth Olympics 2010, whatever that means:
JJ林俊杰 ~ You Are The One, Singapore (Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010)
Meanwhile, this is the theme song:
Oh yeah Oh yeah Oh yeah Hey Oh yeah Oh yeah Oh yeah Ho. It’s hilarious, somewhat cringe-inducing too.