Sports Photography

SEA Games 2019

SEA Games 2019 also know as the 30th Southeast Asian Games at Philippines. With a large number of sports involved in the games, the competition venues were splitted into 4 different clusters (Mentro Manila, Clark, Subic/Olongapo and some standalone venues in Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and La Union). The games was held from 30 November to 11 December 2019 and some of the sports started before the opening ceremony for their preliminary rounds from 24 November onwards.

Singapore at SEA Games 2019

Singapore with its largest contingent of 666 athletes in 48 sports that was ever send for any major Games. Some will start their preliminary rounds on 24 November. Through the Games, Swimming fetched the most medals of 23 Golds, 10 Silvers and 4 Bronzes followed by Fencing with 13 medals of 4 Golds, 3 Silvers and 6 Bronzes. 

Out of the usual sports, underwater hockey was one of the new sport added to the SEA Games edition. Singapore clinched 4 Golds out of all 4 events.

The experience

My coverage was mainly focused on Sports happening in Clark city. Despite the tedious traveling distance between each venue, its was a fortunate that I still got to cover quite a number of sports before the closing of the games.

It’s a wrap for me as at 10 December 2019, I have been here for the last 2weeks. Other than coverage of Swimming which I’m generally good in, I squeezed as much time as I can to cover other sports as well. It always a pleasant experience to cover all the different games in such a short duration.

During this period I have covered a total of 11 different sports in this period. From swimming to water polo to kurash to lawn bowl to baseball to judo to diving to athletic to golf to jiu jitsu and wrestling. So many sports happening within such short time frame, I often wish I have more time to cover every single sports to their fullest.

I cherish every moment I have in such major games, witnessing the tears and sweat that each athlete has put into their sport. Truly learn a lot in this trip. More can be seen at my sports photography page.