The Asian Youth Para Games, featuring over 1,200 athletes and officials from 30 countries, was officially declared open by the Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Khairy Jamaluddin, in a simple but memorable opening ceremony at the Putra Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on 26 October 2013. Choo Leng Hin, representing Singapore in Athletics, was the flag bearer leading the contingent at the ceremony.