While Charles Brooke was the ruler, the city kept flourishing. It saw some major development like construction of hospitals, schools, lavatories, prison and souks. World War II made Kuching a part of the Japanese province post Japanese invasion. However, the town was not damaged even after the war.
The Sarawak International Open Bowling Championships 2018 which is sanctioned by Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress and Asian Bowling Federation, will be conducted in accordance with World Bowling Statutes and Playing Rules.
The official hotel is Imperial Hotel located at Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak. The rates are: Superior Room (Single/Double occupancy) US$ 75.00; Deluxe Room (Single/Double occupancy) US$ 80.00; Executive Room (Single/Double occupancy) US$ 110.00. Rates inclusive of breakfast for two (2). Foreign bowlers, officials and guest are charged a flat rate of US$3.20 per night per room, while local (Malaysian) bowlers, officials and guest are exempted from paying the tax.