|Opening Ceremony||20 Aug 1989|
|Closing Ceremony||31 Aug 1989|
|Host City||Kuala Lumpur|
The 15th Southeast Asian Games were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 20 August - 31 August 1989.
It was officially opened by 9th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Azlan Shah. Although Cambodia did not participate, Laos returned to compete for the first time under the new federation name in this edition of the games.
A unified Vietnam first participated in the SEA Games in 1989 as well.
Officially opened by Sultan Azlan Shah 9th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Ceremony venue Stadium Merdeka.