11 Nov '11, 3pm

Indonesia puts on spectacular opening ceremony

Indonesia puts on spectacular opening ceremony

, which is co-hosting the games with Jakarta. Hosting the games for the fourth time, Indonesia went all out to stage a spectacular show in an effort to showcase its rising prominence and economy in the region. It was a good start in an otherwise nightmarish recent few weeks for organisers with complaints of venues not being ready and cases of alleged food poisoning among football players putting a damper to the Games. A spectacular kaleidoscope of fireworks dazzled the crowd not once but five times, as organisers brought in one of the pyrotechnic specialists who had worked his magic at the recent Beijing Olympics. The opening ceremony also fused high-tech lighting and glitter with lots of cultural elements such as traditional dance and music. Indonesian badminton legend Susi Susanti , harnessed by wires, flew in mid-air across the stadium to light the cauldron in stunning ...

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