SEA Games 2019: After hiccups, praise for hosts

Fans pleased with experience as Games organisers settle food, logistics and transport problems

Spectators cheering during the badminton matches at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Manila on Thursday. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Spectators cheering during the badminton matches at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Manila on Thursday. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

The long road from Angeles City to New Clark City begins with a ride through dusty streets teeming with cars, jeepneys and honking trikes (motorised tricycles), before it gives way to bucolic countryside.

Amid the padi fields lies the spanking new development built for the 30th SEA Games comprising a 20,000-seater athletics stadium, 2,000-capacity aquatic centre and the Athletes' Village.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 08, 2019, with the headline 'After hiccups, praise for hosts'. Print Edition | Subscribe