|Singapore at the|
|NOC||Singapore National Olympic Council|
|Asian Games appearances (overview)|
|Singapore at the|
Asian Para Games
|NPC||Singapore National Paralympic Council|
|Asian Para Games appearances (overview)|
Singapore has competed in all editions of the Asian Games since it was first held in 1951, one of only seven countries to do so.
With 154 medals, Singapore is currently fifteen in the all-time tally of medals.
|1951||New Delhi, India||4 – 11 March||5||7||2||14|
|1954||Manila, Philippines||1 – 9 May||1||4||4||9|
|1958||Tokyo, Japan||28 May – 1 June||1||1||2||4|
|1962||Jakarta, Indonesia||24 August – 4 September||1||0||2||3|
|1966||Bangkok, Thailand||9 – 20 December||0||5||7||12|
|1970||Bangkok, Thailand||24 August – 4 September||0||6||9||15|
|1974||Tehran, Iran||1 – 16 September||1||3||7||11|
|1978||Bangkok, Thailand||9 – 20 December||2||1||4||7|
|1982||New Delhi, India||19 November – 4 December||1||0||3||4|
|1986||Seoul, South Korea||20 September – 5 October||0||1||4||5|
|1990||Beijing, China||22 September – 7 October||0||1||4||5|
|1994||Hiroshima, Japan||2 – 16 October||1||1||5||7|
|1998||Bangkok, Thailand||6 – 20 December||2||3||9||14|
|2002||Busan, South Korea||29 September – 14 October||5||2||10||17|
|2006||Doha, Qatar||1 – 15 December||8||7||12||27|
|2010||Guangzhou, China||12 – 27 November||4||7||6||17|
|2014||Incheon, South Korea||19 September – 4 October||5||6||13||24|
|2018||Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia||18 August – 2 September||4||4||14||22|
|2022||Hangzhou, China||Future event|
|2010||Guangzhou, China||13 – 19 December||0||0||4||4|
|2014||Incheon, South Korea||18 – 24 October||1||1||4||6|
|2018||Jakarta, Indonesia||6 – 13 October||3||2||5||10|
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