Asian Games: Singapore flag raised at Athletes' Village

Singapore's chef de mission Jessie Phua (wearing sunglasses) takes a selfie with the athletes and officials after they arrive at the Flag Plaza for the team welcome ceremony at Incheon, South Korea on Sept 18, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's chef de mission Jessie Phua (wearing sunglasses) takes a selfie with the athletes and officials after they arrive at the Flag Plaza for the team welcome ceremony at Incheon, South Korea on Sept 18, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The Singapore flag was one of the flags raised during the team welcome ceremony at Incheon, South Korea on Sept 18, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The Singapore flag was one of the flags raised during the team welcome ceremony at Incheon, South Korea on Sept 18, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore shuttlers Vanessa Neo (second from right) and Derek Wong (extreme right), together with athletes from Yemen, watch as entertainers perform magic after the team welcome ceremony at the Flag Plaza at Incheon, South Korea on Sept 18, 2014. --
Singapore shuttlers Vanessa Neo (second from right) and Derek Wong (extreme right), together with athletes from Yemen, watch as entertainers perform magic after the team welcome ceremony at the Flag Plaza at Incheon, South Korea on Sept 18, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The delegation from Team Singapore cheers during a group photo opportunity after the team welcome ceremony held at the Flag Plaza in the Athletes' Village at Incheon, South Korea on Sept 18, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The delegation from Team Singapore cheers during a group photo opportunity after the team welcome ceremony held at the Flag Plaza in the Athletes' Village at Incheon, South Korea on Sept 18, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The Singapore flag is raised at the Flag Plaza during the team welcome ceremony held at the Athletes' Village at Incheon, South Korea on Sept 18, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The Singapore flag is raised at the Flag Plaza during the team welcome ceremony held at the Athletes' Village at Incheon, South Korea on Sept 18, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

Singapore's flag was raised at the flag plaza of the Asian Games athletes' village on Thursday morning, officially marking the Republic's arrival at the venue.

The delegation was led by chef de mission Jessie Phua, who also presented a token of appreciation to village chief Elisa Lee. Phua was joined by athletes and officials from track and field, sailing, sepak takraw and badminton.

The village will host some 13,000 athletes for the duration of the Sept 19-Oct 4 Asiad. It includes a 3,500-seat dining area and recreational facilities including pool and table tennis tables.

Said Singapore sprinter Gary Yeo: "The village is not as big compared to Guangzhou four years ago, but I must say the facilities are great. We're settling well, and now we just need to perform on race day."