SEA Games 2017

Opening act

Fireworks; the performers including wushu exponents and traditional dancers; and the Singapore contingent, led by shooter Jasmine Ser, walking out during the athletes' parade at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium yesterday.
Fireworks (above); the performers including wushu exponents and traditional dancers; and the Singapore contingent, led by shooter Jasmine Ser, walking out during the athletes' parade at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium yesterday.
Fireworks; the performers including wushu exponents and traditional dancers; and the Singapore contingent, led by shooter Jasmine Ser, walking out during the athletes' parade at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium yesterday.
Fireworks; the performers including wushu exponents (above) and traditional dancers; and the Singapore contingent, led by shooter Jasmine Ser, walking out during the athletes' parade at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium yesterday.
Clockwise from top: Fireworks; the performers including wushu exponents and traditional dancers; and the Singapore contingent, led by shooter Jasmine Ser, walking out during the athletes' parade at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium yesterday.
Fireworks; the performers including wushu exponents and traditional dancers;(above) and the Singapore contingent, led by shooter Jasmine Ser, walking out during the athletes' parade at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium yesterday.
Clockwise from top: Fireworks; the performers including wushu exponents and traditional dancers; and the Singapore contingent, led by shooter Jasmine Ser, walking out during the athletes' parade at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium yesterday.
Fireworks; the performers including wushu exponents and traditional dancers( above ); and the Singapore contingent, led by shooter Jasmine Ser, walking out during the athletes' parade at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium yesterday.
Clockwise from top: Fireworks; the performers including wushu exponents and traditional dancers; and the Singapore contingent, led by shooter Jasmine Ser, walking out during the athletes' parade at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium yesterday.
Fireworks; the performers including wushu exponents and traditional dancers; and the Singapore contingent (above), led by shooter Jasmine Ser, walking out during the athletes' parade at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium yesterday.

A look at some of the best moments from the opening ceremony as the KL Games get under way in a blaze of colour. Photos: Mark Cheong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 20, 2017, with the headline 'Opening act'. Print Edition | Subscribe