The 28th Sea Games flame was officially lit on June 5.

Directed by Beatrice Chia-Richmond, the five-act, 40-minute show turned the floor of Singapore's National Stadium into a giant screen featuring a map of the country, and a record-breaking 160 HD projectors were used during the show.

As many as 392 athletes from Vietnam will compete in 28 out of 36 disciplines at the Games.

The delegation is expected to strike gold, despite some of its stronger events being dropped from the schedule, such as chess and Vovinam martial art.

Grouping itself among the leading teams such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, Vietnam expects to win between 56 and 65 gold medals.

The country's fencing team got off to a flying start, winning four golds prior to the opening ceremony. Other events Vietnam expects to win more gold medals include gymnastics, with the country's golden girl Phan Thi Ha Thanh; wushu with Duong Thuy Vi, Tran Thi Minh Huyen; Nguyen Thi Anh Vien and Hoang Quy Phuoc in swimming; and Thu Thao and Nguyen Van Lai in athletics.-VNA