Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sea Games Organiser Provides Free Bus Service For Media People

NAYPYITAW, Dec 2 (Bernama) -- The Myanmar SEA Games organiser is providing 831 vehicles including cars and buses to ferry athletes, officials and media people covering the games starting Dec 11.

The English daily 'New Light of Myanmar' Monday said the free service involve three routes from the athletes village and selected hotels to venues in Naypyitaw district.

The bus routes are from the athletes village to water sports venues at Ngalike Dam and from the athletes village to the Gems Museum, International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and Zone Hotel.

The third route is from the games village to Myint Mo Nan Hotel, Mount Pleasant Hotel, Ottra Thiri Hotel and Zeyathiri Sports Centre.

A Bernama check found that the bus service is not yet fully operational but the media people could use public transport (van) by paying US$10 (RM32).

Taxis are also available at between US$15 (RM48) to US$30 (RM94) depending on distance and type of vehicle.

Malaysia is aiming for 40 of the 213 gold medals up for grabs via swimming (3), diving (8 ), archery (6), athletics (5), silat (3), wushu (3) and men's football.

The 27th SEA Games will involve 33 sports and 460 events contested at several venues in Naypyitaw, Yangon, Mandalay and Ngwe Saung.

Malaysia's contingent of 833 athletes and officials will contest in 29 sports except vovinam, traditional boat racing, wrestling and kempo.

At 26th Indonesia SEA Games two years ago, Malaysia won 59 gold medals, surpassing the original target of 55 gold medals.

From Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid -- BERNAMA

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