SEA Games 2015: Your guide to the Games

by The Straits Times17 April 2015 Last updated at 15:27 PM

VTV.vn - The 28th SEA Games will be held here from June 5-16, and Singapore will be welcoming more than 7,000 athletes and officials across 36 sports.

What to look out for ahead of the Game

The Singapore Sports Hub will host free sporting events such as the South-east Asian Basketball Championship, venue tours and meet-and-greets with Singapore's top sportsmen and women.

Through fun challenges known as the Experience Sports Super 10s, the public can also have a go at the 10 sports to be hosted at the Hub during the June 5-16 Games.

Where to catch the events

There will be three main clusters for competition venues - the Singapore Sports Hub, the Marina Bay area and the Singapore Expo.

Other venues include Bishan Sports Hall, Choa Chu Kang Stadium, Orchid Country Club and Sentosa Golf Club.

Free admission will be offered to half of the 36 sports at this year's SEA Games, including athletics, archery, softball, tennis, squash, rowing, canoe/kayak, sailing, traditional boat race, water skiing, cycling, golf, triathlon, bowling, shooting, petanque, hockey and floorball.

How much it will cost

The SEA Games held here from June 5-16 will run on a budget of $324.5 million. The scale of the June 5-16 competition will surpass that of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) staged in Singapore in 2010. The YOG cost $387 million then.

Recent major sporting events in the region like the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon was reported to have cost South Korea around US$2 billion (now S$2.68 billion) while the previous edition of the SEA Games in Myanmar in 2013 was pegged at around US$400 million.

Where to get SEA Games stuff

From limited-edition collectible pins to gel bracelets and tote bags - Singaporeans and tourists have been snapping them up as mementos of SEA Games 2015 from the merchandise store outside Takashimaya. You can also get merchandise from official website shop.seagames2015.com.

Closer to the June 5-16 Games, items will be made available through NTUC Fairprice, Cheers and all Times bookstores. Memorabilia will also be sold at selected competition venues during the competition period.

Watch the SEA Games videos

Team Singapore released music video "Unbreakable" on April 9. The song is a feature track of the 28th SEA Games' "Song of the Games" album.

The music video shows Team Singapore athletes, from 5 different sports, in their pre-games routines where they deal with nerves, psych themselves up and remind themselves of all that they've been training for.

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