Aug 18, 2017
Feel the thrill of witnessing a record performance at South-east Asia’s top competitive sporting events.
29TH SEA GAMES, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
August 19-30, 2017
‘Winter’ is coming to Kuala lumpur. Two sports usually played in countries with cold climes will make their debut at this year’s SEA (Southeast Asian) Games. Included in the lineup of 38 sports this year are ice skating and ice hockey, along with other new games such as bridge, cricket and tarung derajat, an Indonesian martial art. Fans can cheer on their favourite athletes at more than 400 events held across the city. Among the crowd rousers is Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling, who, fresh off his record-breaking win in the Men’s 100m Butterfly at the Rio Olympics, is expected to make waves. For those new to the region, it is a good opportunity to witness unique sports such as sepak takraw (above), where two teams of players kick about a rattan ball.
The most number of medals won since the inaugural games; this record is held by Thailand
The number of participating nations in this year’s games
The year the first SEA Games (then called the Southeast Asian Peninsular Games or SEAP Games) was held, in Bangkok, Thailand
2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, SINGAPORE
September 15-17, 2017
When it debuted here in 2008, the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX was the first F1 race to be held at night and Asia’s first street race. In the years since, there has been no lack of thrilling moments – who can forget the 2010 edition, when Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, driving for Red Bull racing and Ferrari at that time respectively, went neck-to-neck for almost two hours? Or last year’s event, which saw Nico Rosberg of Mercedes speed towards victory in his final season of F1 racing? At this year’s race, Ferrari teammates Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen are expected to lead the charge in a tight competition. Since its inaugural staging in 2008, the Singapore leg has garnered rave reviews the world over, not just for the race itself but also for its entertainment. It’ll be no different this year, with performers such as Calvin Harris and Ariana Grande set to heat up the stage.
The number of lamps required to light up the 5.065km Marina Bay Street Circuit
The Singapore lap record set by Australian Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing-Tag Heuer) in 2016