Singapore Post Limited issued an amazing set of stamps to commemorate the 8th ASEAN Para Games (APG) to be held from 3 to 9 December 2015.
The stamp set will be available from the first day of the Para Games on 3 December 2015.
It is history in the making as it is the first time Singapore hosts the ASEAN Para Games and a multi-sports event for the persons with disabilities of this scale.
The eighth biennial Games, expected to host 3,000 athletes and officials, will wrap up Singapore’s 50th birthday celebrations.
The seven-day multi-sport event will have their competition venues mainly at the Singapore Sports Hub and Kallang areas.
8th ASEAN Para Games – Singapore
The ASEAN Para Games is a biennial multi-sport event governed by the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) for athletes with disabilities.
The Games aims to promote ASEAN friendship and solidarity through sports, to promote and develop sports for persons with disabilities, and to enhance inclusion through sports.
This momentous event features 15 sports for the athletes with various disabilities.
# Games Theme
The theme for 8th APG is “Celebrate the Extraordinary”.
Beyond physical fitness, the power of sports that strengthens character will be demonstrated throughout the APG, to uplift the spirit and bond the community.
The Games will serve as a platform to inspire and encourage all to embrace sports to enrich their lives.
The ASEAN Para Games – truly a time when individuals, communities and nations come together to honour and celebrate the triumph of the human spirit.
# Games Mascot – Nila
Nila – the name finds its roots from Sang Nila Utama, the founder of Singapura.
A bundle of positive energy, his Courage is matched only by his ability to charge up the crowd.
With his fiery red mane, he symbolises the burning Passion for all things sport.
His heart-shaped face represents Friendship, where bonds are created through competition and the love of the game.
Ever ready to play, he is always immaculately decked out in his signature tracksuit or his blue sporting attire, depending on the occasion.
Information Source Official Page of Games 2015
Title: Singapore hosting the 8th ASEAN Para Games
Date of Issue: 3 December 2015
Denominations: 1st Local, $2
Source: Singapore Post