Singapore to host the 2029 SEA Games

Singapore last hosted the SEA Games in 2015.

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Published: 12 May 2022, 5:53 PM

Singapore is set to host the 35th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2029, announced the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Sport Singapore (SportSG) in a joint statement on Thursday (May 12).

This came after members of the SEA Games Federation accepted Singapore’s interest in hosting the biennial event at a meeting in Hanoi.

“We are pleased to host the prestigious regional sporting event in Singapore again. The SEA Games holds special memories and experiences for Singapore and our Southeast Asian neighbours,” said SNOC President Tan Chuan-Jin.

“The camaraderie and rivalry we share are distinct and Singapore is once again happy to organise the 35th SEA Games to relive these moments,” he added.

Singapore has hosted the SEA Games on a total of four previous occasions — first in 1973, followed by 1983, 1993, and 2015. The 2029 event will make it Singapore’s fifth.

Singapore had its greatest showing at the Games in terms of medal performance and medal table placement in the 2015 edition, which coincided with SG50. Team Singapore clinched 259 medals (84 gold, 73 silver, and 102 bronze), putting Singapore second in the medal tally for the first time since the 1975 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games in Thailand.

Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, shared in a Facebook post: “Am looking forward to the 35th SEA Games being another defining moment for Singapore as our athletes compete against some of the best in the region, backed by strong home ground support.”

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