Miri, the site of Malaysia’s first oil well and oil refinery has more than black gold. This city of Miri with 300,000 boasts more than a dozen city parks and offers access to four national parks, where rainforests, caves, waterfalls and limestone pinnacles make for a truly rich ecotourism experience.
There is also an array of commendable restaurant, cafes, bars and hotels perfect for a short getaway, and is a quanit alternative to the bustling Kuching.
Top 5 Must Do’s
Grand Old Lady & Petroleum Museum
Grand Old Lady & Petroleum Museum – The Grand Old Lady, the first inland oil drilling platform in Malaysia, has watched over Miri from Canada Hill for more than a century.
The Petroleum Museum next door provides a wealth of information on the oil and gas industry.
Niah National Park
Niah National Park – Prepare your trail shoes and torches for a long walk in the dark!
Best known for the Great Cave inhabited by tens of thousands of bats and swiftlets, the Niah National park is also archaeologically important for the cave paintings and the earliest modern human remains found in Southeast Asia.
Tamu Muhibbah – On weekend mornings, this colourful Tamu Muhibbah market brims with local handicrafts and unusual produce from around Sarawak.
Come on over for a taste of local Miri to bring back home to your loved ones!
Miri Crocodile Farm
Miri Crocodile Farm – Over a thousand crocs and several other animal species from Borneo and beyond call Miri Crocodile Farm home.
The park is open 7 days a week, with four feeding times daily. The perfect place for couples, families and even for those who want to see the gnashing creatures up close!
Scuba Diving – Numerous patch reefs discovered in the 1990s can be reached from Miri’s shores. Anemones and clownfish are common, as are enormous sea fans and giant groupers.
Ocean lovers will love the variety of sea habitants and colourful ocean-floor gardens.
|Coupon Taxi: to City center, 20 mins, RM20.00|
|Currency||Ringgit Malaysia (RM)|
|Electricity||220 – 240 Volt|
|Language||Malay, English, Chinese, Iban, Bidayuh and other dialects|
|Time zone||GMT +8|
|Telephone code||+60 85|
|Religion||Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, tribal religions|
APR – SEP
Southwest Monsoon, 23°C – 31°C
The ideal season to explore national parks.
OCT – MAR
Autumn – warm and pleasant, 22°C – 30°C
Much rainfall from October to December.