Sports fans snapping up tickets for SEA Games

"We have done everything we can to gear up for the Games, and now it is up to Singaporeans to respond." - Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong (above, in navy trousers, in an event last month thanking the SEA Games volunteers)

The 28th South-east Asia (SEA) Games rolls into town in June, the Republic will aim to wow as it hosts the region’s biggest multi-sport event for the first time in 22 years and, crucially, there are already signs the nation is stirring.

Addressing the media on the sidelines of The Straits Times Athlete of the Year award ceremony at Raffles Hotel yesterday, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong revealed that ticket sales for the Games has been brisk.

A check with Sport Singapore revealed that more than 80 per cent of tickets for the opening ceremony on June 5 at the National Stadium have already been snapped up.

Read the full report in our print edition on March 6.

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