After a rousing rendition of the Cambodian national anthem and a burst of fireworks, an impressive lights show was greated by roars of excitement. The exuberant crowd witnessed on the rain-sodden pitch a performance celebrating “Kun Bokator”, a martial art which made its Games debut in Cambodia.
Next up was a marching parade featuring athletes from the various Games nations as well as volunteers. Team Singapore was represented by chef de mission Dr Hing Siong Chen, assistant chef de missions Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Lim Tong Hai and nine members of the support team.
Awards were handed out, with Singapore swimmer Quah Ting Wen named as the best athlete.
“I am extremely honoured and proud to receive this award. I am thankful for the opportunity to have done well for Singapore and my sport. My brother received the award in 2019 and my sister was the most bemedalled athlete at the Hanoi SEA Games last year, so it feels like a nice way to close the circle,” said Quah.