A man works in front of the athletes’ village inside the New Clark City Sports Complex for the SEA Games in the Philippines. Photo: EPA

SEA Games in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines likened to Fyre Festival after series of complaints

  • Long waits, poor organisation and incomplete facilities at the competition have garnered complaints and a flurry of coverage
  • While social media users liken the games to the failed Bahamian festival, politicians are more concerned with a bout of finger-pointing over who is responsible
Topic |   The Philippines

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A man works in front of the athletes’ village inside the New Clark City Sports Complex for the SEA Games in the Philippines. Photo: EPA
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The Singapore under-22 football team for the SEA Games comprises many Muslim players. Photo: FAS

SEA Games 2019: Muslim athletes suffer shortage of halal food, despite repeated reminders from Philippines’ Islamic body

  • Non-Muslim athletes also complain about the limited menu, food that lacks nutritional value and low drinking water supplies
  • Singapore is one of a number of nations fielding Muslim athletes, along with Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei
Topic |   Southeast Asian Games 2019 (SEA Games)

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The Singapore under-22 football team for the SEA Games comprises many Muslim players. Photo: FAS
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