Crowning glory is NTU's mane appeal

SINGAPORE - He's the Lyon king.

Final-year computer science undergraduate Chia Yan An is congratulated by Nanyang Technological University president Bertil Andersson yesterday after creating the institution's new mascot, Lyon the lion.

The 24-year-old incorporated the university's colours, red and blue, into the mascot's mane "for a distinctive look".

His effort beat more than 80 entries in NTU's mascot design competition.

Mr Chia said: "I'm honoured by this opportunity to leave a legacy in NTU before I graduate."

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