Miri is a city with a population of 300000 inhabitants located on the coast of northeastern Sarawak, not far from the the Sultanate of Brunei. Due to the nearby oilfields, the first dscovered in Malaysia, it is a major centre of the petroleum industry. Miri doesn't have a long history. It was founded in 1910 when the first oil well was drilled by Royal Dutch Shell.
The city itself does not have too many sights, except for an interesting city centre with some colonial era buildings and some very nice Chinese temples, such as Lian Hua San Ching Tien and Hai Long Si. Also, the waterfront near the Pullman hotel is nice, especially at sunset.
Miri is the major access point to the attractions in northern Sarawak: the national parks of Niah, Mulu, Similajau, Loagan Bunut and Lambir hills and Bario and the Kelabit highlands and the nearby Sultanate of Brunei. Mulu, Bario and other locations near the Indonesia border are connected with MASWings flights, while the remaining national parks can be reached by boat.
How to get to Miri
Miri has an international airport with flights to Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, KL, Singapore and other locations.
Accomodation
There are many hotels in Miri, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Bus stop and shophouses 02 Shop in five-foot covered walkway 03 Ikan bilis dried fish 04 Ikan bilis dried fish 05 Shophouses
06 Shophouses 07 MASwings ATR-72 plane in Miri airport 08 Propeller 09 Lian Hua San Ching Tien temple
10 San Ching Tian chinese temple 11 Lian Hua San Ching Tien temple 12 San Ching Tian chinese temple
13 Lian Hua San Ching Tien temple 14 San Ching Tian chinese temple
15 Lian Hua San Ching Tien temple 16 Lian Hua San Ching Tien temple 17 Lian Hua San Ching Tien temple 18 Lian Hua San Ching Tien temple 19 Lian Hua San Ching Tien temple
20 San Ching Tian chinese temple 21 Hai Long Si chinese temple 22 Hai Long Si chinese temple 23 Hai Long Si chinese temple
24 Hai Long Si chinese temple 25 Hai Long Si chinese temple 26 Hai Long Si chinese temple
27 Hai Long Si chinese temple 28 God statue in Hai Long Si chinese temple 29 Hai Long Si chinese temple 30 Hai Long Si chinese temple 31 Hai Long Si chinese temple 32 Young couple praying in Hai Long Si
33 Offering to the gods 34 Joss paper burning 35 Hotel Ajang 36 Stilt houses on Baong river at low tide
37 Wisma castle 38 Sunset
39 Miri waterfront at night
40 Miri waterfront at night 41 Pullman hotel and seahorse 42 Miri waterfront at night
43 Miri waterfront at night 44 Miri waterfront at night 45 Container city
46 Container city 47 Miri airport
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