World's Biggest Lawn Bowls Stadium. Malaysia Boleh!
President of the Malaysian Lawn Bowls Federation (MLBF), Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid, who opened the complex, said Malaysian lawn bowls was certain of achieving greater heights following the two-gold win at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in March with the availability of this new stadium.
The stadium will first open its doors for the Inaugural Malaysian Indoor Lawn Bowls Competition that starts Tuesday and ends on Friday. The stadium built on a 5-hectare site has eight rinks measuring 40 metres x 40 metres and can accommodate about 500 spectators.
Ahmad Sarji, who is also the Group Chief Executive of Golden Hope Plantations, said that the company would also build a lawn bowls academy near the stadium that could accommodate 100 people on a twin-sharing basis to be trained as professional players.
This is how and where stadiums and sports centres should be built, and not our Sports Minister's style of blowing up half a billion ringgit of taxpayer's money building one in a foreign land, giving all sorts of untenable reasons and excuses to justify it. Are Najib and Azalina listening? Latest update on the London sports centre scam here.