The mascot is none other than tiger with nickname of RIMAU (part of harimau).
Which stands for Respect ,Integrity, Move, Attitude & Unity.
The logo resembles Wau Bulan, a type of moon-kite synonymous with the east coast states of the country.
The theme of the Games is "Rising Together", signifying the coming of age for Southeast Asia as a community.
The organising chairman is KJ himself and former NSC director, Datuk Zolkeples Embong is the chef de misson i.e CEO of the contingent.
The ultimate aim is "Kita Juara", which is overall champion. The last time Malaysia was overall champion was in year 2001 where Malaysia hosted the games.
Since we won 1989 and 2001, I'm not suprise if we can win 2017. But the challenge is to break the record of 111 gold medals.