The official mascots for 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia are called Modo and Modi, a pair of Komodo dragons. Modo is a male Komodo dragon wearing a blue traditional Indonesian costume and a batik sarong, while Modi is a female Komodo dragon wearing a red kebaya with a batik sash and pants. The mascots were adopted from Komodo dragons, an endemic Indonesian fauna native to Komodo, Rinca, and Padar islands in East Nusa Tenggara. The mascots was introduced and launched 200 days before the SEA Games XXVI, on Monday 25 April 2011 in three places: in Jakarta, Tanah Airku Theatre in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah andSelamat Datang Monument in Central Jakarta. ”Modo” is a short name for Komodo, while “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, the government of Palembang had chosen Sumatran elephant as the mascot through an open contest, but there was a suggestion from PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the National Sports Committee of Indonesia to use Rajawali instead. Rajawali is an Indonesian hawk. Then both Sumatran elephants and Javan hawk eagles were discarded in favour of Komodo dragons. The chosing of Komodo dragons for the Games’ mascots was in line with an Indonesian effort to promote Komodo National Park as a New 7 Wonders of Nature candidate.
26th Sea Games
The 26th Southeast Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia in November 2011. Indonesia’s fourth time to host the SEA Games, it last hosted the Games in 1997. Parallel to the SEA Games, the 6th ASEAN ParaGames for physically disabled athletes, begins 2 weeks after the SEA Games ends, with competition to be held in Surakarta (Solo), Central Java, Indonesia.
The capital city of Jakarta has been the host of Southeast Asian Games for three times, namely in 1979, 1987, and 1997. Palembang will be the third SEA Games host city that is not the national capital, after Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
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As the only female DJ to sign a major label recording deal in Australia, Havana has delivered on Universal Music’s expectations with multiple releases of her Crave compilation series all charting and spurning successful national and international club tours. Crave Vol. 5 has exceeded GOLD sales and now DJ Havana Brown joins the exclusive fraternity of Australian DJs to have established residency demands internationally – at Las Vegas’ hottest new club, none-the-less!
2010 saw Havana’s star continue to rise, adding a live vocal duet with Enrique Iglesias on The X Factor to her repertoire, and an extensive North American club tour.
After spending time touring, recording music and living in LA, DJ Havana Brown’s unprecedented popularity in the States has translated into a much sought-after 12 month residency at Paris Las Vegas’ Chateau nightclub.
The only nightclub located directly on the Las Vegas Strip, on March 5th 2011 DJ Havana Brown will be joined at Chateau for her much anticipated Vegas debut by six-time Grammy nominee and Platinum Selling Recording Artist, Drake, and renowned DJ Samantha Ronson.
The talented Australian DJ also holds down three hugely successful weekly radio spots. With over 1 million listeners tuning in weekly, Havana not only takes Aussies on a beat-fuelled party-crawl on the Austereo network every Friday and Saturday night, but has also attracted a cult following with her weekly sets featured on Radio FG France, one of Europe’s most popular dance radio networks and home to some of the worlds biggest DJ’s including David Guetta, Tiesto, Carl Cox, Armin Van Buuren, Bob Sinclar and others.
Australian fans are in for a surprise in April 2011, with DJ Havana Brown set to return to her home shores as the support act for the much anticipated Chris Brown tour. Havana’s second tour with the singing superstar, her reputation for having the ability to rock an entire stadium like no other makes her one of the most in-demand opening acts for the world’s biggest musicians.
One of her career highlights thus far, DJ Havana Brown was specifically requested by Britney Spears’ people to be the exclusive support act for her European Circus tour in 2010. Havana’s perfectly delivered party sets successfully warmed up crowds of more than 25,000 Britney fans and naturally earned her a huge new following across Europe. Spears’ people and fans were so impressed that she earned the same exclusive support role for Britney Spears’ Australian leg of the tour.
DJ Havana Brown has firmly cemented herself as one of the most successful Australian DJ exports of the decade. Her impressive resume also lists support act for Lady Gaga, The Pussycat Dolls and Rihanna, and a score of exclusive VIP parties and concerts. From the official Grammy’s After Party in LA alongside WILL.I.AM to Paris Hilton’s New Years Eve Party and a performance at the Singaporean F1 Rocks with the likes of Beyonce and the Black Eyed Peas, DJ Havana Brown certainly lives up to her title of Australia’s No.1 female DJ.
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