*Update: SINGSOC announced on Saturday, May 9, that SEA Games volunteers will be able to catch all competition events for free.
Team Nila will have access to competition venues, so they can watch any sport, at any time, when they’re not on duty, subject to seat availability.
Full of excitement and appreciation towards the volunteers, Muhammad Rostam Bin Umar, Chief, Games and Manpower Engagement, SINGSOC Executive Committee said, “It’s been so heartening to see so many Singaporean residents step up to volunteer for the Games. We want to make this journey meaningful for our volunteers, and something that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. It’s important that they have fun and Celebrate the Extraordinary, supporting not just Team Singapore, but regional athletes as well."
Friday, May 8, marked the first day Team Nila volunteers could pick up their uniform for the 28th SEA Games. The exercise will run until Monday, May 11, from 10am - 8pm daily.
The first of 17,000 volunteers who collected their uniforms on Friday were visibly excited while some were anxious. Few had to wait almost 2 hours in line before they received their volunteer uniform packages containing polo t-shirts, khaki paints, and sling bags.
The uniform, sponsored by Thailand-based sports apparel and equipment company FBT, will be worn by volunteers, workforce and officials for the duration of the 28th SEA Games. Click through the photos below for more.
If you are part of Team Nila, please head down to the F1 Pit Building to collect your uniforms and accreditation cards.
All photos: SINGSOC