28th Southeast Asian Games

Location & Year: Singapore 2015
Client Sector: Multi-Sport Event
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EPG helps to Celebrate the Extraordinary in South East Asia

The Southeast Asian Games returned to Singapore for the fourth time in 2015 as it celebrated its 50th year of independence. Utilising infrastructure already completed for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and the newly opened Singapore Sports Hub, the 28th Southeast Asian Games featured thirty-six (36) sports across thirty (30) venues.

Singapore welcomed more than 4300 athletes from eleven (11) South East Asian nations and rather than building a Games Village, implemented a ‘Village in the City’ concept that saw Games athletes and officials housed in twenty (20) downtown hotels. This initiative was intended to create a more vibrant atmosphere within the city and reduce costs associated with the construction and retrofit of a typical Games Village.

The Event Planning Group (EPG) was engaged by the Singapore Sports Hub to act as their Venue Overlay Manager for the event. EPG acted as the key operational liaison for Event Overlay installation between the Singapore Sports Hub and the local organising committee (SINGSOC).

The Singapore Sports Hub is unique in that it is a fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub that in addition to its sports venues contains the Kallang Wave Mall (41,000 square metres of leisure, shopping and dining activities), Stadium Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Station, Splash-N-Surf Water Park and the nearby residential area, Tanjou Rhu.

The Singapore Sports Hub utilised EPG’s games experience to manage SEA Games Overlay Integration activity in the National Sports Stadium, OCBC Aquatics Centre, OCBC Arena, Singapore Indoor Stadium and surrounding hub precinct. Pivotal to this role was ensuring minimal disturbance to non-games related operations and supporting existing venue teams who were concentrating on steady state operations.

EPG activity included the planning and maintenance of venue bump-in and bump-out schedules, management of delivery schedules and management of multiple precinct transitions during the event. An important aspect of this role was the management of Event Overlay & Infrastructure contractors with respect to quality, Health and Safety compliance and issue resolution. In addition to the Singapore Sports Hub and SINGSOC, EPG also integrated its activity with other major stakeholders including Sports Singapore, Singapore Police and Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT). Other activity undertaken by EPG during the games period included the supervision of the turf replacement process post the Opening Ceremony and supervision of Field of Play (FOP) Security services for the football finals and Closing Ceremony.

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