Sports is a powerful tool that can bring people together. As we work towards achieving an ASEAN community of mutual respect and understanding, sports plays an integral part in the achievement of this goal. Through sports we are uniting and inspiring the young athletes of tomorrow. In this context, education is one of the best platforms to instil the philosophy of unity.


The tiger is synonymous with Malaysia and South East Asia. It symbolizes strength, bravery, speed and agility – all the traits that we desire in our athletes. The tiger’s golden coat is reminiscent of the colour of the medal to which every athlete aspires. The strength of the tiger also represents the strong bonds of unity, friendship and understanding among the people of ASEAN. Holistically, the tiger personifies the hopes and aspirations of participants of this sporting event.