|Nations participating 9|
Opening ceremony 12 June 1993
Torch lighter Grace Young
|Events 29 sports|
Closing ceremony 20 June 1993
|Officially opened by Wee Kim Wee President of Singapore|
The 1993 Southeast Asian Games, officially known as the 17th Southeast Asian Games, was a multi-sport event held in Singapore from 12 to 20 June 1993 with 29 sports featured in the games. The games were opened by Wee Kim Wee, the President of Singapore. This was the third time Singapore hosted the games and its first since 1983. Previously, Singapore also hosted the games for the first time in 1973.
Singapore is the fourth nation to host the Southeast Asian Games after Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia, and before Indonesia and the Philippines.
The final medal tally was led by Indonesia, followed by Thailand, the Philippines and host Singapore. Several World, Asian, Games and National Records were broken during the games. With little or no controversies at all, the games were deemed generally successful with the rising standard of competition amongst the Southeast Asian nations.
Logo and mascot
The logo of the 1993 Southeast Asian Games is an image of a lion, which represents Singapore with the nickname, the lion city as the host of the 1993 Southeast Asian Games. The colours of the lion, blue, yellow, red, black and green are colours of the Olympic movement and represents the Olympic and sportsmanship spirit of the participating athletes in which the important thing is not to win, but to take part. The 6-ring chain, the logo of the Southeast Asian Games Federation, represents the six founding nations of the Southeast Asian Games and the Southeast Asian Games itself.
The mascot of the 1993 Southeast Asian Games is a lion named, Singa. It has heart-shaped mane, snout and tail which represents the welcome of athletes to the city with lots of love.
A total of 1048 medals, comprising 319 Gold medals, 318 Silver medals and 411 Bronze medals were awarded to athletes. The host Singapore's performance was their best ever yet and was placed fourth overall amongst participating nations.
* Host nation (Singapore)