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There's no place like Miri

I've lived in Miri for over 20 years. Although I am not physically there, I will always call Miri my home. Wherever I may be in this world, there is no where better. I am still awed at the growth of this one-time oil town. Now, Miri is better known as a city with the fancy airport, tall buildings, posh houses and lovely parks.

Here's a few links to my hometown for your viewing pleasure :

1. Miri City - An introduction to Miri

2. Miri Resort City - Made by Mirians for Mirians (and everyone else)

3. Outpost Miri - Moving to Miri? This link has useful information

4. Curtin University - Study in Miri with an Australian university with low cost of living

5. Miri Marina - Sail to Miri

6. Weather in Miri - Check before you arrive


Returning Home

Coming back to Miri after a few months away is always a great time because there is nothing like being home. The town turned city is constantly surprising me with the amazing progress in this once sleepy oil town. From the moment I arrived at the airport, to all the way back to my house, there are new developments that are unfamiliar to me. Still, I feel that with all the changes, Miri still has that charm that leaves me glad to come here

My School

This is where I went to school, St Joseph Secondary school also known as St Joe. I must admit, I didn't really enjoy school as much as I should. Maybe I was in a hurry to get out and go but I'm glad I completed my education. The school itself has been upgraded since I left, adding a new building or two to accommodate the growing community in Miri. Back then, we didn't have mobile phones, cable tv or posh cars (I sound like I was born lightyears ago) but I still had lots of fun with my friends

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Miri is right on the coast, great seafood & friendly people
  • Cons:Cost of living is on the rise
  • In a nutshell:There's nowhere quite like Miri
  • Last visit to Miri: Feb 2007
  • Intro Updated Feb 2, 2007
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  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    LOVE your restaurant tips or "reviews"...and coincidentally...its dinner time..so Ill be brief!
    Hehh Valerie...whats up with Canada Hill? How or why did the spot get its name?? Drop a line when you can.. Seeeeee ya sooooon :o)

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    HI Valerie, Have a great time in Paris. I wish I could be there. Say hello to everyone for me. Karl

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    It looks like a fabulous place to see and be from. YOu did a nice job of showing the sites and the comments are well done.

  • high_d's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    Happy happy birthday dear friend:))

  • Chuckaziz's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2009 at 5:13 AM

    Hi Valerie, I always love going to Miri especially to the new development along the coastal areas. Cheers from KL.

  • DennyP's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2009 at 2:47 AM

    A very good page on Miri with really informative tips and pics...sorry that I missed seeing the waterfall..and yes the sunsets are great in Miri..cheers Denny..

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2009 at 4:21 AM

    I still had lots of fun with my friends....I think that we actually had MORE fun with friends before mobile phones and computers...but we ALL still enjoy travel and new experiences. Martin

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2008 at 11:34 PM

    Lovely place; have you seen my new pages? greetings from rainy Madrid

  • longsanborn's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2007 at 7:34 AM

    Wow, I miss Miri already, esp the Kolok Mee & Sea food...mmm. Will try to make it to Miri this year to see mama too!

  • daryll's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2007 at 7:57 AM

    I was just in London for CNY, just like a normal working day!!! I hope u had a grand time in MSIA :)

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