In pics: SEA Games mascots over past decade

By Dang Khoa   October 1, 2020 | 08:15 pm GMT+7
Here is a look back at the mascots of the 25th to 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games over the past 10 years.
SEA Games 25 was held in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, in 2009. This is also the first time that Laos has hosted the Southeast Asian Games. The mascot of this congress is the elephant Champa and her elephant Champi, dressed in traditional Lao costumes. Elephants were also a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Lan Xang, meaning kingdom of millions of elephants. The implication in this mascot image is the aspiration of solidarity between ASEAN countries. In addition, the appearance of female sex in the mascot image carries the message of gender equality in all areas of social life.

Laos hosted SEA Games for the first time in capital Vientiane in 2009.
The mascots of the 25th edition were the elephant Champa and his friend, Champi, wearing traditional Laotian costumes.
The elephant is also a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Lan Xang, meaning "Land of a Million Elephants." The mascot represented the aspiration of solidarity between ASEAN countries. In addition, the inclusion of a female elephant in the mascot design carried the message of universal "gender equality."

SEA Games 26 (2011) took place in the Indonesian capital of Jakatar. The mascot of this festival is the Komodo dragon including the dragon Modo and the dragon girl Modi. The Komodo dragon is the most famous reptile in Sumatra and is also a proud symbol of Indonesia. The host country has been very meticulous in the shaping process, turning a ferocious animal into a very cute mascot.

SEA Games 26 took place in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia in 2011.
The mascots were two Komodo dragons, one named Modo and another called Modi.
The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the largest species of lizard alive. It is the most famous reptile in Sumatra, one of the Sunda Islands of western Indonesia, and is also a proud national symbol.

Myanmar hosted the 2013 SEA Games in the Burma.Two owls, Shwe Yoe and Ma Moe, were chosen as the mascots for the 27th edition. The owl is considered a lucky charm according to traditional Myanmar conception. With a lovely symbol and a friendly smile, this is how Myanmar wants to send warm, friendly greetings to neighboring countries in the region,

Myanmar hosted 2013 SEA Games in Naypyidaw.
Two owls, Shwe Yoe and Ma Moe, were chosen as mascots for the 27th edition.
Owls are considered a symbol of good luck, especially in a pair. The predatory birds additionally represent wisdom according to Burmese tradition.
With the smiling owls, Myanmar wanted to send warm, friendly greetings to neighboring countries across the region.

The 2015 SEA Games was hosted by Singapore with lion Nila as the official mascot for the 28th edition, inspired by the national symbol of Singapore.His heart-shaped face symbolizes friendship while the red mane represents courage and the burning passion for sport.

SEA Games 2015 was hosted by Singapore with lion Nila as the official mascot of the 28th edition, inspired by the national city symbol.
His heart-shaped face symbolizes friendship while red mane represents courage and the burning passion for sport.

Malaysia held the 29 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2017.

Malaysia held SEA Games 2017 in Kuala Lumpur and employed tiger Rimau as the official mascot.
Rimau is an abbreviation of the word harimau which means tiger in Malay, only found in the southern part of Malaysia. According to the host country, the letters of the name Rimau stand for respect, integrity, movement, attitude, and unity.
Malaysia hoped the tiger mascot Rimau would remind athletes to compete with a high spirit of fair play, solidarity, and mutual respect, contributing to a successful SEA Games and unity among Southeast Asian countries.

The 30th edition of SEA Games was held in the Philippines in 2019.

The 30th SEA Games was held in the Philippines in 2019.
The mascot was Pami, its name derived from the word pamilya that means family in Filipino.
Pami is a smiling sponge ball-type figure made up of seven round balls with four colors: yellow, white, blue, and red, which are also national Filippino colors. According to the host country, Pami's joyful character represented every nation, every athlete, every person coming together to support each other at the games.
Vietnam is considering using the saola as the mascot for SEA Games 2021 and ASEAN Para Games. The 31st SEA Games is scheduled to be held from November 21 to December 2, 2021, and Para Games from December 14 to 21.

 
 
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