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Miri Travel Guide: 242 reviews and 620 photos

Oil rich MIRI

We flew with Air Asia from Kota Kinabalul to Miri. The flight was good, and

so were the views!

Miri is the 2nd largest city in Sarawak and has a population of 300,000

people with a mixture of Chinese, indigineous tribes who have moved

down from their native lands that have been logged, and Malays

Miri is Sarawak and Malaysia’s first Oil producing area, with the finding of

Oil first officially recorded in 1882.

The locals had been using Oil long before, collecting it for medicinal use, for

waterproofing of boats and for lighting oil lamps.

It was not until 1910 when the first oil company moved in to exploit its wealth

Miri looks to be quite a rich city, we noticed that quite a few of the homes

were very large.

We did find there wasn't a lot to see and do here, and probably one day is enough.

I enjoyed walking around the large impressive chinese cemetery which I

could see from the air, it was so huge!

We hired a car from the Airport which they let us keep for longer for the

same price, as our plane was delayed. We couldn't complain about that

service!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Loved our accommodation the Miri Marriott Hotel & Spa
  • Cons:Very busy, not many parking spots in city centre.
  • In a nutshell:Not a lot to occupy a Tourist for more than a day!
  • Last visit to Miri: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Dec 25, 2009
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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    IMO Cemeteries are wonderful to visit and this one here in Miri looks very beautiful as are the many temples.

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2010 at 4:04 AM

    Really good main photo. Would love to roam around that cemetery as well.

  • GracesTrips's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Hello Hannah! Thanks for stopping by my Seoul page. I see you have traveled quite a bit. You photos of the cemetery in Miri looks quite different than mine in Seoul. My favorite cemetery I visited was in Paris. Just spectacular!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    Sounds very attracting! Must be a nice place to visit!

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