(VOVworld) - The 28th SEA Games officially opens on Friday (Jun 5) in Singapore, with a spectacular show put together by more than 5,000 performers.
The Sea Games 28 torch is lit up
President Tony Tan Keng Yam declared the Games officially open following a speech by the chairman of the SEA Games organising committee, Mr Lawrence Wong, who is also Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Ministry of Communications and Information.
The Vietnamese delegation at the Sea Games 28
Held every two years since 1959, the SEA Games feature a rich mixture of sports, many that are on the Olympic program but also a few that keep faith with the region's unique sporting interests, including the exotic pencak silat, sepak takraw and dragon boat racing.
More than 400 gold medals will be handed out before the Games close on June 16.