A custom series of collectible badges was released for visitors of Children of Asia Games. Badges with symbols of the island region will be distributed at sports venues and museums. Collectors will be able to obtain a certain design of badge at a certain venue.

– The badges depict Caviar, a Scallop, the Aniva Lighthouse, a Sea Lion, and an Octopus. The system is very simple. Anyone who visits all mentioned museums and sports facilities can collect this limited series of badges. Each symbol will be assigned to a specific venue. For example, Aniva Lighthouse badge will be distributed at Gorniy Vozdukh, – said Ms. Natalia PAKHOLKOVA, Head of Tourist Department at Sakhalin Ministry of Sports.

Sakhalin Tourist Information Centre prepared some gifts for those who will have collected the entire set. The first three to do so will be presented a photo book about Sakhalin in a branded Children of Asia box.

You will be able to get the badges at 7 venues in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk:

  • Gorniy Vozdukh – Information Desk
  • Gora Parkovaya – Souvenir Market Tent
  • Sakhalin Art Museum
  • Chekhov Book Museum
  • Sakhalin Regional Museum
  • ‘Russia – My History’ Museum
  • ‘Pobeda’ Museum & Memorial

A total of 15,000 badges will be made, but the number of badges issued per day will be limited. More detailed information about the quest will be posted next week on Sakhalin Tourist Information Center Official Website at, and at the department’s social media pages.

The schedule of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk museums was changed for the duration of the Games. From February 6 to February 17 they will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. These museums are: Chekhov Book Museum, Sakhalin Regional Museum, Sakhalin Art Museum, as well as ‘Pobeda’ (Victory) Museum & Memorial and ‘Russia – my history’ Historical Park.

Special tours were tailored for participants of the Children of Asia Games. It includes a city tour with museum stops (two museums of choice for a group). You can also choose to visit these cultural landmarks individually.

The official program also envisages a group of 11 certified guides – 4 of them English-speaking, and 1 Japanese-speaking. Guides will be assisted by Attaché Volunteers speaking different languages.

An updated map of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in Russian and English, containing information on individual walking routes, excursions, main landmarks of the city, and most popular winter activities of Sakhalin was also issued. The map has phone helplines and emergency numbers. The guidebooks will be available in all hotels, Sakhalin Tourist Information Center, airport arrival zone, all the museums, and at Gorniy Vozdukh Sports and Tourist Resort.