Singapore – Singtel is on a mission to get everyone rallying behind Team Singapore at the coming SEA Games. Singtel had earlier announced its commitment as the SEA Games’ Official Multimedia Partner, with sponsorship of over S$15 million worth of next-generation multimedia solutions and technology infrastructure.

Singtel will shine the spotlight on our Team Singapore athletes and the people who have been their guiding lights, with a glimpse into these behind-the-scenes personalities. Members of the public will hear the inspiring stories of the heroes behind each successful athlete.

“In addition to our sponsorship and multimedia support for the SEA Games, we want to recognise the many extraordinary people that are at the heart of the Games,” said Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO Consumer Singapore, Singtel. “We want to focus on – and rally the nation to cheer for – every single person who has in some way or other contributed to the SEA Games. This includes the everyday Singaporeans working in the shadows, who share a common dream with our sportsmen and women, and who are as deserving of recognition.”

“The Singapore National Olympic Council is delighted to partner Singtel in their quest to rally Singaporeans to cheer for our Team Singapore athletes, as well as the people who have inspired them. As Team Singapore athletes and officials prepare for the final stretch leading up to the SEA Games, the support from the nation will certainly give them the added encouragement to strive for the best,” said Mr Chris Chan, Secretary-General, Singapore National Olympic Council.

Celebrating the Extraordinary

Six Team Singapore athletes – Adam Swandi (Football), Jasmine Ser (Shooting), Joseph Schooling (Swimming), Russel Low (Basketball), Tong Kah Mun (Gymnastics) and Vera Tan (Wushu) – share their stories about the people who have made personal sacrifices, and who have gone the extra mile to support them on their SEA Games quest.

Vera has nominated her physiotherapist Hwee Koon as her extraordinary person, touched by how she always takes time out to treat any injury she sustains, sometimes even long after the office has closed.

Shooter Jasmine shares how her sister Adrienne – who first got her into the sport of shooting, and then became her biggest fan – tirelessly drives her to and from the range, and the airport when she travels for training and competitions.

Russel from the Basketball team tells us about Uncle Koon, who works at the stadium where he trains. For as long as he can remember, Uncle Koon has been there before dawn every morning, preparing the equipment for training.

These inspiring tributes have been compiled into a series of short videos, which will be available online, on Singtel TV, on screens at Singtel shops and at events across the island.