The 1977 Southeast Asian Games (Malay: Sukan Asia Tenggara 1977), officially known as the 9th Southeast Asian Games, was a Southeast Asian multi-sport event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19 to 26 November 1977. This was the third time Malaysia hosted the games and its first since 1971. Previously, it also hosted the games for the first time in 1965.[1][2] Brunei, Indonesia, and the Philippines were finally admitted into the SEAP Games Federation in February that year. Although the word 'Peninsula' was omitted from the new federation title to reflect the expansion, in which the games is the first games to bear the name, its emblem (which featured six rings representing the six founding members), and the sequential numbering of the games was kept to provide continuity, as well as reverence to the objectives, aspirations and contributions of the founders. The six-ring emblem was not replaced until 1999, when the present ten-ring emblem was first used in an official games logo. The games was opened and closed by Yahya Petra, the King of Malaysia at the Stadium Merdeka. The final medal tally was led by Indonesia, followed by Thailand and the Philippines, with host Malaysia in fifth place.

9th Southeast Asian Games
Host cityKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Debuting countriesIndonesia, Philippines, Brunei
Opening19 November 1977
Closing26 November 1977
Opened byYahya Petra of Kelantan
Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
Ceremony venueStadium Merdeka

The games


Participating nations


Brunei was a British protectorate at that time. The Bold Lines means the Nation makes its debut appearance from the games.



Medal table




  *   Host nation (Malaysia)

1  Indonesia (INA)624134137
2  Thailand (THA)373533105
3  Philippines (PHI)31303091
4  Burma (BIR)254243110
5  Malaysia (MAS)*21172159
6  Singapore (SIN)14212863
7  Brunei (BRU)0033
Totals (7 entries)190186192568


  1. ^ Ninth SEA Games Kuala Lumpur '77 Official Report, The Ninth Sea Games Organizing Council, 1979
  2. ^ Percy Seneviratne (1993) Golden Moments: the S.E.A Games 1959-1991 Dominie Press, Singapore ISBN 981-00-4597-2
  3. ^ "Source". Archived from the original on 28 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
Preceded by Southeast Asian Games
Kuala Lumpur

IX Southeast Asian Games (1977)
Succeeded by