11 Nov '11, 3pm

SEA Games kicks off to rousing start in Palembang

A spectacular display of fireworks and lasers during the opening ceremony of the 26th Sea Games wowed audiences in Jakabaring Stadium in Indonesia , 11th Nov 2011. -- PHOTO: ZAOBAO By Terrence Voon PALEMBANG - The 26th edition of the South-east Asian Games kicked off in the rain, as South Sumatra showed its true colours with a bewitching laser-and-light show that paraded the region's rich blend of history and modernity. Fireworks burst over the night sky, as part of a US$10 million (S$12.9 million) show that featured 3,500 performers who braved the rain to put across their message of Asean solidarity. But the opening ceremony was not immune from the hiccups which dominated the shaky lead-up to the biennial sports event. Poor Internet connectivity during the three-hour showpiece at the Sriwijaya Stadium marred transmission of photos from media photographers. Photo gallery P...

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