Miri is the 2nd largest city in Sarawak, located in the northern part of Sarawak on the island of Borneo as well as very close to Brunei. It has a population of about 360,000 people. There are Chinese, Malay and some other native tribes living in this serene town. Some of the main businesses operated by people here include processed timber, oil palm production and tourism. Back then, Miri is Malaysia’s first oil producing area, after a massive production of nearly 660,000 barrels of oil drawn from the oil well, it was then shut down in 1972. Today, the oldest oil well in Miri known as The Grand Old Lady, serves as a reminder of the humble beginnings of Malaysia’s dependence on this production that has made the country what it is. This oil well can be found on Canada Hill.

Attractions in Miri:
1. Niah National Park
2. Lambir Hills Nat Park
3. Miri city Fan Park
Niah National Park Lambir Hills National Park Miri city fan park
4. Hawaii Beach
Hawaii Beach
Recommended Hotels in Miri, Sarawak:
1. Miri Marriott Resort & Spa
A spectacular resort that offers flawless services and amenities.
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2. ParkCity Everly Hotel Miri
A beach front hotel with wonderful view over South China Sea.
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3. Imperial Hotel
Strategically located in the city center, perfect for business travelers and holiday makers.
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4. Meritz Hotel
Located next to a shopping mall with diversified of foods and beverages choices.
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How to get there:

Visitors from Brunei and other major cities and towns in Sarawak and Sabah may get to Miri by car and buses. Some of the major bus companies getting to Miri include Suria, PB Ekspres, Biaramas Ekspres, Lanang Road and Miri Belait.

On the other hand, for visitors from West Malaysia or foreign countries, the best and only way to access Miri would be by plane. Daily flight is available via Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Bintulu and other major towns.