Singapore's gold medallists at the 29th Southeast Asian Games have been financially rewarded ©SNOC

Singapore's gold medallists at this year's Southeast Asian Games (SEA) in Kuala Lumpur have been financially rewarded.

A total of SGD$670,000 (£374,000/$491,000/€419,000) has been awarded to the 101 gold medallists at the by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC). 29th SEA Games Multi-Million Dollar Awards Programme (MAP) Awards Presentation and Team Singapore Appreciation Dinner.

Singapore, led by Chef de Mission Milan Kwee, secured 57 gold, 58 silver and 73 bronze medals in the Malaysian capital, the country's best overseas SEA Games haul.

The tally exceeded the previous best secured at the Korat 2007 Games of 43 golds, 43 silvers and 41 bronzes.

The contingent of 560 athletes competed in 35 sports and set 15 Games records, 13 national records and 27 personal best performances.

The MAP rewards medallists of the SEA, Commonwealth, Asian and Olympic Games.

Sponsored by the Tote Board group, recipients receive cash in amounts based on the major Games event and medal won.

Individual gold medallists at the SEA Games were rewarded up to a maximum of three gold medals.

Each gold medallist will receive SGD$10,000 (£5,500/$7,300/€6,200) for the first gold medal and SGD$5,000 (£2,800/$3,600/€3,100) each for the second and third medals.

A total of SGD$670,000 has been awarded to the 101 gold medallists ©SNOC
A total of SGD$670,000 has been awarded to the 101 gold medallists ©SNOC

Gold medallists in team events will receive SGD$15,000 (£8,300/$11,000/€9,300) and those from team sports receive SGD$30,000 (£16,700/$22,000/€18,800).

It is mandatory for athletes to give 20 per cent of their rewards to their respective National Sports Associations for future training and development.

Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Parliament and SNOC President, attended the event as a guest of honour and presented personalised congratulatory cards to the medallists.

"Behind every record, medal, score and athlete, there is a tribe of family, friends and strangers who support and cheer our athletes and officials on," said Tan.

"Many thanks to all of you – families, friends and employers who are part of the Singapore sporting journey.

"Team managers, coaches, training partners, administrators and officials including those at our National Sports Associations, Sport Singapore, Singapore Sports Institute and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

"Your work has contributed to the success of the team."