The 26th SEA Games 2011 has begun

November 12, 2011 | 03:20

The biggest sporting event in South East Asia, the 26th SEA Games 2011 has begun and opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in the Sport City Center Stadium Jakabaring Palembang, South Sumatra, Friday (11/11) around 21:00 WIB.


By wearing traditional costumes of Palembang, complete with a headband, the President opened the grand event in front of tens of thousands of spectators.

In his speech, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, also said that the sports arena can improve inter-state relations in Southeast Asia. In addition, the SEA Games is also expected to improve the region's sporting achievements.

"ASEAN increasingly become a dynamic area and full progress. Let us increase the cooperation and partnership are higher, to make Southeast Asia a peaceful, just, advanced and prosperous," said the President.

Performing arts spectacular, becomes an offering at the opening of the 26th SEA Games 2011. The theme of the show was themed "Golden Peninsula Srivijaya Indonesia".

The art show, talked about the kingdom of Srivijaya kejayaaan in the past which are packaged in a number choreographed several dance creations reliable Indonesia.

The show begins with a dance Journey Begin, Hartati creation. The dance tells the origin of the kingdom of Srivijaya, with a picture of dozens of people flocked to the region around the Musi River in the past.

In addition to performances by folklore, the dancers also featured a dance that tells the story of the dream of a young boy into the greatest soccer player.

While it, fire SEA Games in Indonesia was around one month, arrived at the Stadium Jakabaring, and carried by Susi Susanti, a former Indonesian badminton athlete, gold medalist in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, then lit a torch-shaped giant lotus flower, at the Stadium Jakabaring. Flaring of the giant torch flame, a sign that the 2011 SEA Games officially opened.

(Source readings: Metrotvnews)
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