18th April, Kuching: Participants and officials were entertained to a spectacular and traditional performance during the opening ceremony of the 20th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships at the Megalanes Sarawak, Batu Kawa, Kuching on Thursday.
The championships returned to Malaysia after a 23-year break when Malaysia hosted it at Genting Highlands in 1996. The championship is hosted by the Amatuer Bowling Association of Sarawak (ABAS) endorsed by the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress and fully supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak.
The official opening ceremony, graced by Guest of Honour, YB Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and SPorts Sarawak on behalf of the Right Honorable Datuk Patinggi Dr. Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari, Cheif Minister of Sarawak.
Also present were Ms Vivien Lau, BBS, JP, Honorary Life President of Asian Bowling Federation, Mr Sunny Si, President of Amatuer Bowling Association of Sarawak, Mr Maradona Chok, Secretary General of Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress, other dignitaries and distinguished guests and team officials.