The opening ceremony of the 26 th Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games 26) will be held on the evening of Nov. 11, instead of the morning as scheduled, according to the event’s organising board.

However, the ceremony will still take place in Palembang city, South Sumatra province as planned.

This year’s event, which will run until Nov. 22, is expected to attract thousands of participants from 11 regional countries.

More than 600 Vietnamese athletes are set to compete in 37 events for a top three spot at the largest regional sporting event./.