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1Splendid in red and royal blue, cyclist Azizulhasni Awang, diver Cheong Jun Hoong and silat exponent Mohd Al-Jufferi Jamari, accompanied by Chef de Mission and multiple SEA Games and Asian Games gold medallist Datuk Marina Chin, leads in Team Malaysia to rapturous applause. — Pictures by AFP

2Two-time Olympic shooter Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei waves her national flag proudly.

3Pornchai Kaokaew, the third different sepak takraw star to lead in his country, heads 450-strong Thai team.

4Taekwondo exponent and Rio Olympian Kirstie Elaine Alora leads in Philippines delegation.

5Powerhouse Indonesia, second only to Malaysia with 855 athletes, led by backstroker Siman Sudartawa.

6Timor-Leste, the smallest contingent with just 35 athletes, headed by track and field starlet Liliana Da Costa.

7Dressed in black and cream, the 200-strong Myanmar team led by 2011 and 2013 SEA Games sepak takraw gold medallist Aung Myo Swe.

82013 SEA Games archery gold medallist Khamvanh Vanlivong marches ahead of Laos athletes and officials.

9187-strong Brunei delegation led by flag bearer and wushu exponent Mohammad Adi Salihin Roslan.

10Sepak takraw and chinlone star Riem Sokphirom clad in vibrant purple leading in Cambodian team.

11Rio Olympian Vu Thanh An enters with 300-strong Vietnam contingent behind him.