1979 Southeast Asian Games

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10th Southeast Asian Games
Host cityJakarta, Indonesia
Nations participating7
Opening ceremony21 September
Closing ceremony30 September
Officially opened bySoeharto
President of Indonesia
Officially closed byAdam Malik
Vice President of Indonesia
Ceremony venueGelora Senayan Stadium
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The 1979 Southeast Asian Games (Indonesian: Pesta Olahraga Asia Tenggara 1979), officially known as the 10th Southeast Asian Games, was a Southeast Asian multi-sport event held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 21 to 30 September 1979. This was the first time that Indonesia hosted the games. Indonesia is the fifth nation to host the Southeast Asian Games after Thailand, Burma, Malaysia and Singapore. The games was officially opened and closed by President Soeharto at the Senayan Sports Stadium. The final medal tally was led by host Indonesia, followed by Thailand and Burma.

The games[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

1Brunei was a British colony at that time.


Medal table[edit]


  *   Host nation (Indonesia)

1 Indonesia (INA)*927852222
2 Thailand (THA)504629125
3 Burma (BIR)26262476
4 Philippines (PHI)24313893
5 Malaysia (MAS)19233981
6 Singapore (SIN)16203672
7 Brunei (BRU)0101
Totals (7 nations)227225218670


  • Percy Seneviratne (1993) Golden Moments: the S.E.A Games 1959-1991 Dominie Press, Singapore ISBN 981-00-4597-2
  • History of the SEA Games
Preceded by
Kuala Lumpur
Southeast Asian Games

X Southeast Asian Games (1979)
Succeeded by