Kelab Rekreasi Petroliam
Kelab Rekreasi Petroliam is a recreational club located in Lutong originally set up for the oil & gas communities there. It was set up initially to cater for the recreational needs of the Oil & Gas communities.
The club was originally established as both Machinda Club and Lutong Recreation Club separately, and is one of few family recreational clubs in Miri, and the only one in Lutong. The name "Machinda" was a portmanteau on the words MAlay, CHinese, INdian and DAyak, which comprised the majority of the workers in the company. This name, it turns out, came about as a winning entry in a competition run by Shell's internal newspaper.
At the time, the Machinda Club catered for the labor category of the Shell employees whilst the Lutong Recreation Club catered for junior staff. These two later combined and was renamed Lutong Recreational Club and by 1979 it was called Lutong Shell Club (Kelab Shell Lutong), the building which is built on the site of the old Machinda Club. Another club that was meant to cater for the Senior Shell staff is at Gymkhana Club a little further away in Miri town, at the time near the Shell Material Complex, now CenterPoint Commercial Center.
By 2006, the name, logo and constitution were changed and approved by Registrar Of Society, and the club was renamed as Kelab Rekreasi Petroliam.
Today, the club has a membership of some 2,500 members. The club covers a large land area in Lutong, and features the following facitilies:
-Restaurant & Bar
-Swimming pool and children's pool
-Basketball & Takraw Court
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