Koalas in Singapore zoo adopt local names
The article is about the koalas in Singapore adopting local names such as Cantik, Sayang, Nila, and Manja. The four names were selected from a crowd-sourced koala nicknaming campaign organsied by the Singapore Zoo in July, Wildlife Reserves Singapore. The four female koalas are on a six-month loan from Australia to mark Singapore's 50th anniversary of independence, and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between both countries.
Although I am not sure why their names are all in Malay, but since the koalas will only be here for 6 months, it is not very appropriate to rename the koalas. In the article, the author stated that they may become permanent gifts if Singapore grow enough eucalyptus leaves for them, but how can we be so sure that we would be able to grow enough food for them? If they are to be returned to Australia, they may be confused once again because their names would switch back to the previous English ones.