JAKARTA: Indonesia claimed their 200th medal of the Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday while former Olympic badminton champion Taufik Hidayat made a winning start to his quest for gold in the singles badminton.
Indonesia have collected 80 golds after only five full days of competition, nearly double its tally of first places won throughout the 2009 Games held in Laos, and well ahead of the chasing pack led by Thailand. Read more
South East Asia is one of the most dynamic areas of the world economically, a factor which largely accounts for its growing international significance.
Even though 11 nations participate in SEA biennial games, they are projected little in the in the international media.