Miri is a city with a population of 300000 inhabitants located on the coast of northeastern Sarawak, not far from the the Sultanate of Brunei.
Due to the nearby oilfields, the first dscovered in Malaysia, it is a major centre of the petroleum industry. Miri doesn't have a long history. It was founded in 1910 when the first oil well was drilled by Royal Dutch Shell.
The city itself does not have too many sights, except for an interesting city centre with some colonial era buildings and some very nice Chinese temples, such as Lian Hua San Ching Tien and Hai Long Si. Also, the waterfront near the Pullman hotel is nice, especially at sunset.
Miri is the major access point to the attractions in northern Sarawak: the national parks of Niah
, Loagan Bunut
and Lambir hills
and Bario and the Kelabit highlands
and the nearby Sultanate of Brunei
. Mulu, Bario and other locations near the Indonesia border are connected with MASWings flights, while the remaining national parks can be reached by boat.
How to get to Miri
Miri has an international airport with flights to Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, KL, Singapore and other locations.
There are many hotels in Miri, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.