SINGAPORE: The 2015 SEA Games will give Singapore yet another opportunity to showcase itself to the region and the audience at large, said Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin.
He had watched Team Singapore in action at the Myanmar SEA Games on Saturday.
Mr Tan said it is an honour and privilege for Singapore to host the meet for the first time since 1993.
He said he is sure that the country will do its best to be a good host, in a year that it celebrates half a century of independence.
Singapore Sports Council chief executive Lim Teck Yin said plans for the 2015 Games are now in the detailed stages.
He said the country has spent many years looking forward to hosting the Games.
Mr Lim added that his team has taken many positive lessons from Myanmar.
"I think the most important element that was evident here was that the people here owned the Games. They were proud to be hosts. I think that's something that my team wants to work with Singapore to own the SEA Games in Singapore, and to be proud that Singapore is playing host to our Southeast Asian friends." - CNA/xq