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Posted by Traveloka on Wednesday, 30th August 2017

LIVE - 29th SEA Games Closing Ceremony from Bukit Jalil Stadium

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Come 19 August 2017, the Bukit Jalil National Stadium will be lighted up with colourful lights, music, performances and parade from all participating nations bearing their national flags for the ultimate sports face-off for the 29th Southeast Asian Games 2017 (Sukan SEA Games) or better known as Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL 2017). This year, Malaysia will become the host nation for this historical sports fiesta. Not only that, Traveloka made its debut as the official online travel partner for this event. As the Gold Sponsor, Traveloka also brings interesting features of its own to celebrate this year’s Asian Games with the public. The top highlights for this year’s SEA Games are the additional winter sports that are finally making its way into the competition for the Gold medal. It is certainly a biennial sports events that will get your hearts pumping.
KL 2017 begins from 19th until the 30th August 2017. The opening ceremony will fall on the 19th August 2017. The participating nations are all the members of Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF); Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and Malaysia. With the official motto of the Games being “Rising Together”, it centralizes around the notion of unity between nations. The official logo is based on the traditional crescent-shaped kite, Wau Bulan. The logo and theme for the Asian Games were announced together with the anthropomorphic Malaysian tiger named Rimau as the official mascot, plus, the release of its official song called “Tunjuk Belang”. All competing sports will be held in 36 venues at Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu and Kedah. With this revelation completes the image of Sukan SEA Games 2017 that is taking place right now.
As one of the Gold Sponsors in the 29th SEA Games 2017, Traveloka aspires to make this event a memorable one for the public. Traveloka is one of the leading online flight & hotel booking platform in Southeast Asia that provides the best hotel and flight deals. In commemorating the sponsorship with Kuala Lumpur 2017, the Traveloka team aims to provide you the best services in town. During this biennial sports event period, Traveloka will be launching together brand new campaigns and on-ground activities for everyone to enjoy.
What makes this year’s SEA Games so special is the addition of new sports to compete for the Gold medal. There are a total of 6 new sports making their debut in the area with 3 of them being winter sports. This will mark the first time winter sports are being listed as competing sports. These new sports are Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Short Track Speed Skating, Cricket, Bridge and Tarung Derajat. Malaysia will also be sending a team for these new games like Wong De-Vin and Ariff Rasydan Fadzil for Short Track Speed Skating, and Malaysia’s Ice Hockey team who will face other nation’s top teams including Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. The Bridge is the very first card game competing in the Games. A trick-taking type of game, this 7.5 minutes playing duration will put a vivid difference from past SEA Games.
As the proud Gold Sponsor for this historical event, Traveloka offers interesting activities for the public to enjoy. Major campaigns will be held during the commencement of Southeast Asian Games 2017 such as "Hello, Malaysia!" and "Go S.E.A.!"" This major campaign will give the traveling opportunity of a lifetime. Hello, Malaysia! will take you on a magical journey to discover Malaysia up close and personal. Go S.E.A. will take you to travel to the amazing places in Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, Traveloka is also organizing interesting contest and deals for flights and hotels along the way. Visitors can participate in the photo booth and placard contest where amazing prizes will be waiting for the winner. There will also be an on-ground booth, plus live feed that will keep you up to date on the matches. Enjoy the SEA Games together with Traveloka!