The streets around Hoan Kiem Lake have been decorated with colourful banners and billboards on SEA Games 31.

A senior citizen takes photos of Saola – the mascot of SEA Games 31, on a panel installed by Hoan Kiem Lake.

Youngsters take a group photo in front of a panel on SEA Games 31.

Information on SEA Games 31 is also posted in English language on LED screens at trade centres to help foreigners get updated on the Games.

The city is also installing clusters of 2-sided, 3-sided and 4-sided billboards at roundabouts in the downtown area.

The traffic police force is standing ready to ensure traffic safety during SEA Games 31.

Electric cars for tourists have also been embellished with the logo, banner and mascot of SEA Games 31 in order to draw visitors’ interest and attention.

A large poster promoting the 31st SEA Games has been installed in front of the headquarters the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee.

The image of Saola – the official mascot of the 31st SEA Games, as placed at the Temple of Literature’s area.

Set to take place from May 12-23, the 31st SEA Games is the largest sporting event in Southeast Asia. It provides a great opportunity to promote the image, land, people and tourism of Vietnam, and of the capital Hanoi in particular, to international friends.