Miri City Sightseeing is a journey through Miri interesting and exciting tourist attractions...from historical to modern site. Miri...The Resort City is fast becoming an important tourist destinations.
You may be wondering...where can you go in Miri and what are the thing you can do during your stay in Miri..Or is there more to Miri than just the tourist attractions within the City itself.
Well...there is MORE to Miri both within and Outside the City.
Miri was just a sleepy fishing village in the Northern Sarawak until oil was discovered in 1910. Miri rapidly transformation to booming oil town attracts many people from other part of Sarawak to live and work in Miri.
Miri was granted City status on May 13, 2005...in recognition of Miri booming population and crucial contributions to Sarawak's economy.
Miri is accessible by air, land and also water. There are regular air flights in and out of Miri Airports, offered by Air Asia, Mas from both within and outside Sarawak. There are also Express Bus services from other towns in Sarawak, the Sultanate of Brunei and neighbouring Sabah.
Miri is also accessible by Express Boat from Brunei and also Limbang. For transport around the City there are the public buses, taxi and also a number of Car rental Companies offered their services.
What can you see and experience during your Miri City sightseeing.... Miri Old town is a narrow warren of streets crammed with tiny shops selling a huge variety of goods.
Opposite the central bus station at Jalan Padang is a colourful native market...Tamu Muhibbah...selling a range of exotic fruits...vegetables...handicrafts and produce from upriver areas.
Taman Selera...on Brighton beach...is a popular food centre..fresh seafood and ideal location for the watching the sun setting on the horizon....with Miri Marina's unique seahorse lighthouse in the distance.
Want to know where your meal of fresh fish and seafood come from..head out to the Fish Market on Jalan Bendahara...where you can see the local fishermen landed their catch of the day.
Next to the fish market is the Tua Pek Kong Temple..dedicated to the deity.
The award-wining urban park complex...popular with the local for strolling...jogging or just chilling out is the Miri City Fan located at Jalan Kipas roundabout comprised of variety of theme..a Botanical Garden and an Islamic Garden and also a large Amphitheatre where concerts are frequently held.
Miri city sightseeing journey is not complete without visiting the Grand Old Lady the no 1 oil well...located on Canada Hill...a limestone ridge with an excellent view of Miri city and its surrounding areas.
The Petroleum Museum which is also located nearby provide an excellent history of oil and gas industry in Miri itself and also in Malaysia as a whole. The museum provide a historical background of Miri City and the rise of the oil industry in Miri. It's provide general information on the downstream industry of the petroleum industry and the contribution of the industry to the community.
If you are looking or want to buy beautifully crafted ethnic arts and crafts, there are available at the Miri Handicraft Centre on Jalan Brooke; among them are the Orang Ulu beadworks, woodcravings, the Penans Mats and basketry and also variety of textiles from around Sarawak.
The Saberkas Weekend Market located at Saberkas Commercial Centre on Pujut-Lutong road open on Friday evening until Saturday has a huge variety of goods on sale...from everyday household items to local handicrafts and jungle produce...as well as dozens of tempting food stalls.
With its superb red roof...elegant lotus design motif...you cannot miss the San Ching Tian Temple...the largest Taoist temple in Southeast Asia is located on Jalan Krokop 9. It's an impressive and atmospheric place to visit.
The Sikh Temple which is attractively located in the shade of a 100-year old angsana tree at Jalan Kubu is one of the two in Sarawak is also worth the visit.
The Taman Awam Miri located at Jalan Miri-Bintulu is a huge family park with children playground...botanical garden...jogging trails and an observation platform accessible by a wooden walkway.
You can complete your Miri city sightseeing in a day or two depend on your pace. Outside Miri city there are also interesting site to visit...The Hawaii Beach at Kampong Bakam... the Miri Crocodile Farm cum Mini Zoo at Kuala Baram and the Luak Bay Esplanade.
Miri Division have many attractive and ideal picnic casuarina-fringed beaches...Bungai Beach...Sibuti Beach...Peliau Beach...among others. The Tusan beach which is located about an hour from Miri city is a popular picnic area, with is sandy beach and series of cliffsides and a featuring a natural arch.
The Miri Marina provide safe berthing and modern facilities for yachts of up to 115 feet. More details about the marina facilities and berths rate could be found Miri Marina site.
There are also a number of interesting and beautiful diving site offshore of Miri. There is also the Lambir National Parks outside Miri City.
There are variety of Hotels, Inns, B&B, Guesthouse and Lodging around Miri City, providing plenty of choice for the visitors to the City.
Leave Miri City Sightseeing to go Sarawak City sightseeing.