NOTE: This post was first written in 2013. Info deemed correct at that time. With population of more than 400,000, Miri is the second largest city in Sarawak. Moslems in Sarawak generally are Malays, Bruneians and Melanau and others who converted. They are minority group making up about 30% of Sarawak population. In Miri they […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.