The Southeast Asian Games, a multi-sport event involving participants from the current 11 countries come to an end on Sunday in Myanmar.
The last time Myanmar hosted these games was back in 1969.
Despite some controversy and a high-profile riot, the government hopes it will provide a chance to showcase its ongoing reform process and woo international confidence.
Al Jazeera's Jonathan Gravenor reports from neighbouring Bangkok, Thailand.
Source: Al Jazeera