SINGAPORE - The curtains fell on the 2015 SEA Games on Tuesday evening amid a chorus of songs and a stunning lights display, drawing an end to the June 5-16 sporting extravaganza.
In front of a sell-out crowd at the National Stadium, athletes from the 11 participating countries kicked-off proceedings, making their entrance as one contingent in a symbolic show of friendship and solidarity.
The cauldron, which was lit by former Singapore football captain Fandi Ahmad and his son, Irfan, was extinguished as Singapore president Tony Tan declared the Games closed.
The SEA Games federation flag was also handed over to representatives from Malaysia, who will host the 2017 Games. Tunku Imran, president of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, and Khairy Jamaluddin, Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister, received the flag from Singapore's Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin.
Renowned international artiste, DJ Ferry Corsten, wrapped up proceedings with a specially-created set for the SEA Games as athletes, volunteers, and sections of the audience mingled on the pitch to Corsten's beats blaring from the speakers.