Extravagant sports fiesta
Sun, August 27, 2017 | 06:07 pm
The 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games officially kicked off at the Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday evening (Aug. 19, 2017) with a spectacular opening ceremony, cheered on by thousands of supporters from 11 participating countries.
ASEAN countries of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as Timor Leste took part in the biennial sporting event.
The Indonesian delegation, among the largest with 533 athletes and 200 officials and coaches, greeted the crowd during the opening parade. I Gede Siman Sudartawa was the flag bearer, while Aziz Syamsuddin was the chef-de-mission.