Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony Appearance Order, Singapore at 189th
This time, China want to make the opening ceremony special, so the order of countries entering the stadium will be special as well (They have already made 5 mascots instead of the usual 1, this is special enough). Beijing Olympic will not follow the traditional alphabetical order (a, b, c, d, …), but stroke count with the Simplified Chinese characters. For example, Singapore in Simplified Chinese characters is “新加坡”, and “新” is 13 strokes, while Malaysia in Simplified Chinese characters is “马来西亚”, “马” got 3 strokes. So Malaysia will be the very very first few countries to enter while Singapore will be quite at the back. You can visit HERE to know more about the opening ceremony.
As for the order of appearance, traditionally, Greece will be the 1st to enter while the host (China) will be the last. Then, according to THIS website, Guinea is 2nd, Guinea-Bissau (where the hell in the world is this country?) is 3rd, the rest of the top 10 is Turkey, Turkmenistan, Yemen, Maldives, Malta, Madagascar and MALAYSIA. Malaysia just makes it to the top 10, kekeke. I wonder how about the medal tally? For the rest of the countries, Japan 22nd, Canada 61st, Great Britain 116th, France 124th, Russia 138th, USA 140th, SINGAPORE 189th. Australia is 203rd. Zambia is the last at 204th before the host China.
The following is from the Beijing Olympic Official Site: