Sea Games 2017 is in August 2017!
SEA Games 2017 Introduction
The first SEA Games commence in 1959. Also, formerly known as the SOUTH EAST ASIAN PENINSULAR GAMES. Furthermore, the countries that took part include Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Laos with only 12 games.
Malaysia hosted this year’s SEA Games 2017 as Brunie announced that it is not ready to host. Therefore, South East Asian Games Federation made an offer to Malaysia to host it.
Malaysia hosted in 1965, 1971, 1977, 1989 and 2001. In 2001, Malaysia emerged as overall champions with 111 gold medals. Thailand with 103 and Indonesia 72.
The theme of the Game is ‘Rising Together’, which signifies the coming of age for the Southeast Asia as a community. Also, the slogan includes peace, progress, and prosperity.
Kuala Lumpur 2017 will be an important milestone in the ASEAN region as it will be the first SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games to be held after the formation of the ASEAN Community in 2015. To conclude, sports not only play a big role in bringing all the citizens of Southeast Asia together in celebrating our achievements and commitment towards sportsmanship.
The Mascot RIMAU
To personify and embody the spirit of the Games, there needs to be a mascot which is memorable and eye-catching. Also, for Kuala Lumpur 2017, our mascot is inspired by the graceful and powerful Malayan Tiger. Rimau is gracious, friendly, competitive and athletic.
The Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony commences at Stadium Bukit Jalil on the 19th August 2017 with a stunning fireworks display. The procession of the flags of the 11 participating countries together with 320 flags of Malaysia accompanied by a musical performance followed next. Then came the parade of contingents and athletes from the participating countries.
The closing ceremony will be on the 30th August 2017. Visit Malaya optical to enjoy the final day Merdeka discount as we cheer for our athletes in the SEA Games!