SEA Games Athletes And Officials Housed In "Village In The City"

16 Apr 2014

Singapore, 16 April 2014 – The Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC) announced today that 20 hotels (see annex) within the Havelock, Tanjong Pagar/Chinatown and Marina areas will be awarded the tender to provide accommodation for athletes, officials and delegates during the 28th SEA Games next year.

2. Based on the concept of a ‘Celebration in the City’  SINGSOC made the decision to house the athletes and officials near the Singapore Sports Hub and areas where the majority of the sports competitions and fringe events will take place.

3. “The 28th SEA Games will celebrate and showcase sport against the backdrop of Singapore’s stunning city setting. We want our SEA Games athletes and officials to enjoy our city’s unique flavours, sights and sounds, even as they focus on competing at their best,” said Mr Lim Teck Yin, Chairman, Exco Committee, SINGSOC.

4. “We are very appreciative of the hotels’ support and effort for this historic event. The 28th SEA Games is an important event in our calendar of celebrations for Singapore’s 50th anniversary next year, and for the entire Southeast Asian region. We are confident that our SEA Games athletes and officials will have an enjoyable stay and return home with wonderful memories of the Games and Singapore,” added Mr Lim.

5. To ensure that housing athletes and officials in hotels would be a cost-effective arrangement, SINGSOC had carefully evaluated the alternative of a centralised athlete’s village in university hostels. The study showed that the costs would be comparable because of the need to install additional arrangements for the Games, for example security fencing, and to restore conditions on return.  The hotels which participated in the tender had also taken onboard their role in this national effort and had offered attractive packages.


Annex A:

 Hotels List
 1  Amara Singapore
 2  Copthorne King’s Hotel 
 3  Days Hotel Singapore At Zhongshan Park 
 4  Fairmont Singapore 
 5  Furama City Centre Singapore 
 6  Furama Riverfront Singapore 
 7  Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel 
 8  Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel 
 9  Village Hotel Bugis 
 10  M Hotel Singapore 
 11  Marina Bay Sands 
 12  Marina Mandarin Singapore 
 13  Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay 
 14  PARKROYAL on Beach Road 
 15  PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road 
 16  Peninsula.Excelsior Hotel 
 17  Ramada Singapore At Zhongshan Park 
 18  Resorts World Sentosa – Hard Rock Hotel and Festive Hotel
 19  Swissôtel The Stamford Singapore 
 20  Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore 

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About the 28th SEA Games

The 28th SEA Games will be held from 5 -16 June 2015, with Singapore Sports Hub as the main venue for the Games. Organised by the Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC), the Games is held in conjunction with Singapore’s 50th anniversary and will host more than 7,000 athletes and officials from 36 sports. Adopting the theme of Celebrate the Extraordinary, the Games will celebrate triumph of human spirit - be it in sports or daily lives; in success or in the grit to try again and again; in winning or in merely being at the start line. The 28th SEA Games will show the people of the Southeast Asia that success ultimately comes to ordinary people with extraordinary dreams. It’s not about having a champion, but inspiring the champion that is inside each of us.

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