Messaging apps celebrate SG50 with local stickers
With National Day around the corner, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Singapore's 50th year of independence.
And that even extends to Emojis and stickers.
Messaging apps WeChat and LINE have come up with local stickers that you can use liberally next weekend.
After all, pictures say a thousand words.
WeChat's new stickers feature the locally designed Ang Ku Kueh Girl – based on the local snack otherwise known as red tortoise cake.
The emoji sticker pack is designed by Singaporean Wang Shijia and her team. Shijia is also the first Singaporean to launch a collection on WeChat.
The set of 16 stickers, reflecting Singapore's food culture and everyday life, is available on the sticker gallery from today.
Poshu Yeung, Vice-President of International Business Group at Tencent, the company behind WeChat said: "The very adorable Ang Ku Kueh Girl will be a welcome addition to the WeChat family and we are ecstatic to unveil them in time for the SG50 celebrations."
Shijia, who also created the official SG50 birth certificate, said that her creation was made as " a way to celebrate being Singaporean".
And if you are wondering, the character – described as "spunky, lively and loves to play games" – does indeed have a tortoise on her head.
But it is meant to be a plush tortoise, not a real one.
Singlish lovers will get a lot of use out of these SG50 inspired stickers.
These stickers depict a mix of everyday situations.
Okay, maybe you won't propose to your beloved every day and probably not via a messaging app.
But the are a number of cute idiosyncratic sayings unique to Singapore like Shiok, Huat Ah, and OTW lah.
These are free to download.
There are 16 scenarios in all.
You may have already seen the very cute video that promotes the set