The lack of big names in this years open didn't prevent exciting badminton being played.
Many backups and youngsters are given the chance to play and gain experience.
Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, South East Asia's stronger badminton nations did not field their best teams but are well represented.
There was a lack of European participation, particularly English players, understandably given the Olympics is just round the corner.
Japan did sent their main players in full force and so did Chinese Taipei. Many of them advanced to the semi-finals.
The Li-Ning booth sales is not too bad, but generally with much higher prices than Yonex (in Malaysia Open).
Some free gifts from Li-Ning.
Lin Dan's face on a clapper