MIRI – is the second biggest city in Sarawak with a population of around 270,000.
Miri is a waterfront cosmopolitan City around 800 kilometres north of Kuching – an 11 hour journey by car, or a 1 hour or so flight from Kuching Airport. This is an Oil Town, so many ex-pat oil workers are located here, with big investment in the City happening and there is the Patch Coral Reefs offshore in the Miri-Sibuti National Marine Park and a number of other National Parks as listed below.
There are many hotels and places to stay, good shopping, department stores, waterfront bars, restaurants, markets, parks, golf courses, University, schools and activities making Miri a popular destination for travellers and business people.
Oil was first discovered here in 1910 and developed from here, with timber, fishing and other industries also developing the City too.
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