Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Big balls, twelve lanes - coming soon

Big balls, twelve lanes - coming soon

Big balls, twelve lanes - coming soon

BOWLING afficianados throughout the Kingdom will have - at long last - a venue to

keep their strike-ball delivery up to snuff as Cambodia's first ever American-style

"Bowl-a-drome" is expected to open by mid-August.

"We've heard that many bowlers want to come and I'm afraid that 12 lanes won't

be enough," said the proprietor of SuperBowl who requested his name not be put

in print.

The state-of-the-art, made in USA, bowling technology, which includes computerized

scoring machines, is currently sitting in Singapore, said the ten-pin senior executive.

Once the equipment arrives in-country and clears customs, he says that it will only

take three weeks to install.

Workers at SuperBowl's fourth floor location in the glitzy Hong Kong Center on Samdech

Sothearos Blvd. are working feverishly to finish the initial preparations before

the $600,000 worth of lanes, pins, balls and other equipment arrives.

The SuperBowl boss says that fees will be set at $3 per string and that bowling shoes

will be rented out for a dollar a pair.

Each lane will also have a bowling instructor as he believes many people may be unfamiliar

with the ins and outs of ten-pin bowling and novices need to be coached not to deliver

a ball when the pin sweeper is down.

SuperBowl has already had its soft opening with six snooker tables and a cafe overlooking

the Mekong in full operation, and the proprietor is bullish on the entertainment

complex's potential for a hefty return on the investment.

"I don't need to advertise," he says, "our snooker tables are full

already and we expect many bowlers to come too."

MOST VIEWED

  • Construction begins on $1.5B Kampot seaport

    The International Multi-Purpose Logistics and Port Centre, principally invested by Kampot Logistics and Port Co Ltd and projected to cost $1.5 billion, has officially broken ground in Bokor town, Kampot province. The multi-purpose logistics and port centre, located in Prek Tnaot commune, will be built on

  • Cambodia eyes key role in electronics, auto hubs in SEA

    Two roadmaps, part of the LDC’s economic diversification plan, were designed to see it through its migration process, but experts say the journey might be arduous, particularly in the presence of two established hubs in the region By 2028, Cambodia hopes to have exited the

  • Hun Neng, lawmaker and PM’s brother, passes away aged 72

    Hun Neng, chairman of the 4th Commission of the National Assembly, has passed away from heart disease at the age of 72 on the afternoon of May 5, according to the Ministry of Information. Hun Neng is the older brother of Prime Minister Hun Sen, and was

  • PM meets with US business giants

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has met with a number of major US companies who have expressed interest in investing in Cambodia, in a meeting convened by the US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC). A delegation of companies – including Amazon, Meta, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Ford, Visa and Pernod

  • CCC team off on US business trip

    The Kingdom’s leading economists and private sector representatives have called on the US to renew its tax preferential status for Cambodian exports, as a Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) delegation departed for a weeklong business visit to the US, where they will meet with

  • Massive stingrays may live in Mekong’s deep pools

    US scientists have suggested that unexplored deep pools in the Mekong River in an area of Stung Treng could potentially be home to significant populations of giant freshwater stingrays, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish species. This comes as a fisherman hooked a 180