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Road trip Miri-Sibu-Saratok-Sri Aman-Ser...

Road trip Miri-Sibu-Saratok-Sri Aman-Serian-Kuching

Overview Covering a distance of more than 1200 kms (one way), this is probably my second longest road trip ever, after my university days in Canada (I remember one hot summer where we skipped summer classes, rented a compact car with 4 friends and travelled from Winnipeg to Vancouver passing thru western Canada cities such as Regina and Calgary. Wait wait … there was another […]

Returning to Miri again

Returning to Miri again

Miri in Sarawak is a beautiful city. On 5 July 2013, I returned to the city. I found this billboard greeting travellers to the city, while exiting Miri Airport (Airport code MYY).  It was a good feeling to be welcomed in the foreign place. Foreign in the sense that you must go thru immigration checkpoint […]

Miri – halal food outlet

Miri – halal food outlet

Jasmine Cafe is hidden from main roads in Miri downtown area. It is located in between rows of shophouses, along North Yu Seng Rd. Just turn left after Imperial Hotel. Jasmine Cafe serves chinese and local dishes at a reasonable price. Indonesian waitresses are friendly too. Fully airconditioned. Certified halal by JAKIM as of this […]

Morning rush hour in Miri City

Morning rush hour in Miri City

View of a road dividing SK and SM St Columba in Miri, Sarawak. Schools start early in Miri, where sunrise occurs at about 630am. At this time of the day, roads in Miri are congested with cars with schoolchildren, driven by their parents. Well, kids are the best long-term investment a man could ever have.

A very quiet day in Dalat, SARAWAK

A very quiet day in Dalat, SARAWAK

Dalat is a town near Mukah in Sarawak. It was not easily accessible from Miri, where I work. From Miri, you get to pass Bintulu and along the road to Sibu, at a junction called Selangau, you turn right to Mukah. Drive another 80 kms or so to reach Mukah town, and from Mukah town […]