Miri 'Open Air Market' (Central Market)
Miri Open Air Market, or Miri Central Market is located at the heart of the old town center. This is a market place with sections that offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, tofu and pork for shoppers. These shoppers can then patronize the eatery stalls section which offer a wide variety of foods - local delicacies such as curry rice, chicken porridge, "kolo mee" (dried noodles), kueh teow and much more, for their breakfast.
Photo from here. Judging by the uniform on the police that are actually doing some patrolling, this photo of part of the market was taken sometime around the late 50s to early 60s era.
It is one of the first markets in Miri and are patronized by at least three generations or even four generations of Mirians on a regular basis.
The market building have been renovated at least 3 times in the past, a reinforcement and redesign of the roof in the 1980s, with the most recent one sometime in 2007 given a complete reflooring, repaint and repair of drainage and lighting.
In recent years critics complain that the market has gotten too dirty and the unsanitary conditions are turning off would-be goers in recent years. Rats were constantly a problem and cooking waste, such as waste oil are dumped into the drainage causes smells and blockages.
This market may soon be relocated to the Miri waterfront in the near future.