1965 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

The 1965 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games, officially known as the 3rd Southeast Asian Peninsular Games, was a Southeast Asian multi-sport event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 14 to 21 December 1965 with 14 sports featured in the games. Originally to be hosted by Laos, the third edition of the games was hosted by Malaysia after the former was not able to honour its hosting commitment citing financial difficulties and would later known to have hosted the 2009 Southeast Asian Games decades later. Two years earlier, the third SEAP Games was cancelled as Cambodia pulled out of hosting the event due to internal strife. This was the first time Malaysia host the games. Malaysia is the third country to host the Southeast Asian Peninsular Games, which later known as the Southeast Asian Games after Thailand and Myanmar, then Burma. The games was opened and closed by Ismail Nasiruddin, the King of Malaysia at the Stadium Merdeka. The final medal tally was led by Thailand followed by host Malaysia and Singapore.[1]

3rd Southeast Asian Peninsular Games
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Host cityKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nations participating7
Opening ceremony14 December
Closing ceremony21 December
Officially opened byIsmail Nasiruddin of Terengganu
King of Malaysia
Main venueStadium Merdeka

The gamesEdit

Participating nationsEdit


Medal tableEdit



  *   Host nation (Malaysia)

1  Thailand (THA)383335106
2  Malaysia (MAS)*33362998
3  Singapore (SIN)26232776
4  Burma (BIR)18141648
5  Cambodia (CAM)15191751
6  Vietnam (VIE)57719
7  Laos (LAO)0022
Totals (7 nations)135132133400


  1. ^ Percy Seneviratne (1993) Golden Moments: the S.E.A Games 1959-1991 Dominie Press, Singapore ISBN 981-00-4597-2
  2. ^ "Medal Tally". Archived from the original on 27 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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Preceded by Southeast Asian Peninsular Games
Kuala Lumpur

III Southeast Asian Peninsular Games (1965)
Succeeded by