South East Asian Games or 30th SEA Games 2019 will be held from November 30 to December 11, 2019.
11 Fun Facts About SEA Games 2019
11.) 11 countries with Southeast Asia will participating in the event. These includes Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.
10.) Motto of the game is ” We Win As One”. Maestro Ryan Cayabyab composed the official theme song of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
9.) About 9, 840 athlete will compete in the games.
8.) 530 in 56 sports (63 disciplines). This will also be the highest number of sports to played in the SEA Games history.
7.) About Php 7.5 Billion is the budget in the 30th SEA Games.
6.) Mr. Daniel dela Cruz a Filipino metal sculptor who made the torch and medals. The torch’s design is inspired by the country’s national flower – sampaguita – which symbolizes purity, simplicity, humility and strength.
While cauldron to be lit by the torch was designed by National Artist for Architecture Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa.
The business uniforms are designed by internationally-acclaimed Filipino fashion designer Rajo Laurel.
5.) Carlos Palanca-award winning writer Floy Quintos, National Artist for Music and Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, US-based, Emmy-award winning live content creator FiveCurrents, and Filipino companies Video Sonic and Stage Craft International Inc.
Heading the all-Filipino lineup of performers are: acclaimed singers Lani Misalucha, Christian Bautista, Aicelle Santos, Jed Madela, Elmo Magalona, KZ Tandingan, Iñigo Pascual, The TNT Boys, Ana Fegi, and Robert Seña, and international rap artist Apl d Ap.
Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, is also contributing their skills together with hundreds of students from at least 12 different schools and colleges in Metro Manila.
4.) The country hosted the SEA Games four times in 1981, 1991, 2005 and 2019.
3.) Eleven local beauty titleholders headed by Ms. Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach are also participating in the ceremonies.
2.) The logo depict the 11 SEA Games country, while the official mascot depict Filipino mascot called “Pami”.
1.) The opening ceremony will be held for the first time since 1959 inside an indoor stadium with state of the art laser show. Philippine Arena which had a sitting capacity of 55,000 will be the site of the opening ceremony, while the newly built Clark Stadium will be the site of the closing ceremony.