Xiamen is a coastal city in southeastern China, bordering Zhangzhou to the south and Quanzhou to the north. It has been cited as China's "second-most suitable city for living."
During the 1990s, bowling experienced a boom in Xiamen as more than 30 centers were opened, and most operated at near capacity. However, the boom went bust during the first decade of the 21st century, and most of those centers closed.
So it came as good news when a new tenpin facility — the Xing Guan Bowling Club —
opened recently on the second floor of the Xiamen Port Recreation and Sports Centre.
The club was developed by local bowlers who wanted a place a train, and has been set up as a non-profit business. The bowlers said they hoped the opening of the club would help spark a bowling renaissance in Xiamen.