Malaysia and Singapore have been picked as the hosts of the SEA Games in 2027 and 2029 respectively.
The decision was approved at the South East Asian Games Federation (SEAGF) Council meeting held in Hanoi today.
The decision to award the two nations the hosts job was made after the council agreed to waive the selection of host by alphabetical rotation as per the SEA Games charter.
Singapore last hosted the Games in 2015 while Malaysia in 2019. This will be the fifth time that Singapore would be hosting the Games while for Malaysia it is their seventh time as the hosts.
The decision to pick the host for the 2031 Games was deferred to allow Laos to get their government approval.
Laos were originally slated to host the 2027 Games, but were unable to get the go-ahead from their government.
Indonesia were also interested in hosting either 2027 or 2029 Games based on the alphabetical rotation. But following the decision to waive the rule, they will now have to wait at least until 2031, that too in case Laos were still unable to get the required approval.
The Kingdom of Cambodia is hosting the Games for the first time from 5-16 May in 2023 while Thailand are the hosts for the 2025 Games.