28th SEA Games, Singapore 2015: Why It’s Better To Watch It Live

Monday, June 22, 2015 0 Comments

28th SEA Games, Singapore 2015

Singapore has finally hosted the 28th South East Asia Games. This is their third time to host  the SEA Games, and it has been a little over two decades (22 years!), since the last time they hosted. And considering that SG is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of Independence this year, I’d say Singapore is on a roll. The concept of SEA games is a good one, having been conceived as a means to help forge strong regional cooperation, understanding, and unity within the South East Asian countries. This year, there are 11 countries included in the roster: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.

We all like a good sportsmanship kind of overkill environment, yes?

Last weekend, we did just that. We fed ourselves with a whole lot of ear-piercing energy and battle cries from the cheers and jeers of the audience during the SEA games rounds. Feels like you’re in school again, or in one of Manny Pacquaio’s boxing matches – it’s the good kind of crazy that will keep you up to your toes. We were able to watch quite a few games, but this one in particular was almost Buzzfeed worthy. Never knew that the Waterpolo Sport could be as intense and as wild as the other team games. 

The crowd felt like they were the coaches, all cheering; the coaches felt like they were military, brutally commanding in a supportive kind of way. Kudos to the players who went out of their way… several times, back and forth, swimming and floating… just to bag some goals and points for their home country. Witnessed how Thailand (champion!) beat Philippines… good game, good game.

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 52 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

For collaboration ideas, email bowdywanders@gmail.com.

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