SINGAPORE - All 10 teams are checked in at the Games' Village of the Asean Para Games (APG) at Marina Bay Sands and raring to go for the official start of the Dec 3-9 event in two days' time.
The teams received a warm greeting on Tuesday morning at the Marina Bay Sands events plaza, where they high-fived performers and participated in performances themselves at the official team welcome ceremony.
Singapore APG Organising Committee (Sapgoc) chairman Lim Teck Yin also exchanged mementos with a representative from each of the 10 participating nations.
Said Lim in his opening address: "The theme 'Celebrate the Extraordinary' is about connecting individuals, communities and countries in our region to our dreams. It is beyond competing, winning or even overcoming defeat. It is about inspiring the one that is inside each of us, and then going on to inspire those around us."
About 3,000 athletes and officials are in Singapore - first-time hosts of the APG - to take part in 15 sports. Thailand, with 261 athletes, is the largest contingent and is aiming to finish top of the medal tally again.
Singapore is fielding its largest-ever contingent of 154.
The Games will kick off officially on Thursday when the cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The ceremony, the only event that is ticketed, is sold out. All other competition events are free of charge.