Krokop is a large residential area and industrial area that spans from Jalan Krokop Utama to Jalan Jee Foh and Jalan Krokop 1 Road to Jalan Krokop 10 Road, and it is one of the oldest residential areas in Miri. Krokop is only a 5 minute drive from city center.
Originally, ethic chinese of different descent consisting mainly of Hokkien and Hakka came here to settle down in Krokop and build their houses at the start of the 20th century. They were mainly farmers, and they reared farmed animals like chicken and pigs to meet the poultry and meat demands of the booming population of Miri.
Water wells were also a familiar sight in those early days. The residents of Krokop dug wells on their property to gain ground water supply to provide all the usable water needs. The water from the wells were clear and very cold. Today, a lot of these wells had been sealed in and tap water supply are now standard feature in many homes.
As the area expanded and more and more housing were built to become what Krokop is today. Krokop was also well known for its pig farms, right up until the 1980s.
The Krokop 10 Market located at Jalan Krokop 10 is a popular morning market and eatery for many living in Krokop and nearby Piasau.
A few commercial shop centers can be found within Krokop 5, and the Krokop Market is a large designated marketplace located at Krokop 10.
The Krokop industrial is mostly along the river side, and had been a major loading and offloading port for some time including shipyards and dry docks in the area.