The Indonesia , or Inasoc, will be the coordinating entire body to the games. It was also the organizing committee for the 2011 ASEAN ParaGames. The President of Inasoc is Rita Subowo, who is also the President of Indonesia Olympic Committee, and Rahmat Gobel, an Indonesian entrepreneur and also the President of Panasonic Gobel Indonesia becomes the director-general. In order to prepare for athletes, officials, and visitors during the games, a number of substantial changes are becoming done in both host cities. Palembang expands its Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport much more than a hundred percent. Currently the airport is served by only seven airlines and served only 3 other ASEAN countries, which are Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.
The Inasoc is presently enhancing the number of flights, particularly connecting flights from Jakarta and Singapore to Palembang, and also easiness for charter airflights from other SEA Games participating countries.South Sumatran Office of Transportation, Communication, and Info will offer a total of 40 buses, 100 midibuses, 300 minibuses, and 100 motorcycles for the athletes, officials, and journalists. Besides, a bus rapid transit, Trans Musi, will serve Palembang and surrounding regency of Ogan Ilir and Banyuasin.
Jakarta is served by Soekarno?Hatta International Airport. On December 31, 2010, Jakarta’s bus rapid transit, TransJakarta opened its newest two corridors, Corridor 9 and ten. KRL Jabotabek is really a mass rapid transit program which serves Jakarta and its commuters. There are currently two mass transportation systems beneath construction, the Jakarta Monorail and the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit Program but there is no sign these projects will probably be finished prior to November 2011. Regarding visitors jam in Jakarta, police will block trucks from the inner city toll road in between five:00am and 10:00pm, just like during the ASEAN summit. Only shuttle buses with particular sticker will permitted to enter the two main games in Ancol and Gelora Bung Karno stadium and vice versa in between them.
The official Logo of SEA Games this time is Garuda, which also the national symbol of Indonesia. Physical appearance of Garuda represents strength, whilst its wings epitomizes glory and splendor. The upper green strokes symbolize the islands, forests, and mountainous terrain of the Indonesia archipelago, whilst the blue strokes epitomizes the vast Nusantara ocean which unifies variations. Land and water or Tanah Air in Indonesian means fatherland. The red strokes represent courage, zeal, and burning passion to give the best for the nation. This logo was introduced throughout SEA Games Preparation Ministerial Meeting in Jakarta, December three, 2010, and launched towards the public inside a celebration of 300 days before the opening ceremony, January 15, 2011 at Teater Tanah Airku, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah.
The official mascot for 2011 Southeast Asian games Indonesia is known as Modo and Modi, a pair of Komodo dragon. Modo is really a male Komodo dragon wearing blue conventional Indonesian costume and batik sarong, while and Modi is female Komodo dragon wearing red kebaya also with batik sash. The mascot was adopted from Komodo dragon, an endemic Indonesian fauna native to Komodo, Rinca, and Padar islands in East Nusa Tenggara. The mascot was introduced and released on 200 days prior to the SEA Games XXVI, on Monday 25 April 2011 in two locations in Jakarta; Tanah Airku Theatre in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah and Selamat Datang Monument in Central Jakarta. “Modo” is a brief name for Komodo, whilst “Modo-Modi” is a modified spelling of Muda-Mudi which means “youth” in Indonesian language, derived from pemuda (male youth) and pemudi (female youth).
Previously, government of Palembang has selected Sumatran elephant because the mascot via an open contest, but there was a suggestion from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and National Sports Committee of Indonesia to make use of Rajawali rather. Rajawali is an Indonesian hawk. Then each Sumatran elephant and Javan hawk eagle were discarded in favour of Komodo dragon. The chosing of Komodo dragon for the games mascot was in line with Indonesian work to market Komodo National Park as a New7Wonders of Nature candidate. The government of South Sumatra declared its commitment to incorporate eco-policy with the games. All venues during the games will also be totally free smoking area. Palembang as the first city outside Jakarta to host the SEA Games is facing some environmental issues due to advancement for the games.