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Miri, Sawarak - It's the second last weekend that I can spend

Angeline Tuesday, March 1, 2011 , ,

Miri is the birthplace of Sarawak's and Malaysia's petroleum industry, which remains the major industry of the city. The first oil well was drilled by Shell in 1910 (the Grand Old Lady), and is now a state monument and one of Miri's tourist attractions. Shell also built Malaysia's first oil refinery in Lutong, a suburb of Miri in 1914. Recently, vast oil reserves were discovered just offshore northeast of the city. Miri has grown phenomenally since oil was first discovered in the early 1900s, burgeoning into the business, commercial and educational centre it is today.

Contributed by Gladys Kong
The city's other major industries include processed timber, oil palm production, and tourism. The world famous Gunung Mulu National Park with the Sarawak Chamber, a half an hour flight from the city, is one of the favourite eco-tourism destinations. Miri is also the main tourist gateway for the Loagan Bunut National Park, Lambir National Park, and the Niah Caves. Miri is lately known for its exotic coral reefs as well.
View from the hotel
Miri offers 7 International class hotels (3-5 star) with a total of 1,203 rooms.

Our Accomodation
A good size kitchen....who's cooking?
Driving around Miri
Gotta pops some chip...hungry
Heading to a good Seafood Restaurant
Steamed /Blanched Prawns
Steamed Crabs
Grilled Fish
Stir-fried Bamboo Clams with curry spice
Assam Squids
Stir-fried Paku-Pakis
Miri located in Northern Sarawak, Borneo island, Miri City is the gateway to Borneo and is also adjacent to the neighboring country of Brunei

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