Sri Tanjung - Government Rest House (Rumah Kerajaan)

 
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Built in 1925, near Tanjung Lobang located on the hillside next to Brighton Beach, this historic hilltop mansion used to be the Residency of Miri. Today, the mansion functions as a VVIP Rest House.

Dignitaries that have used this Rest House in the past ranged from White Rajahs, British Governors, Yang Dipertuan Agong, and many more.
 

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During World War II, the Japanese used the building as their unit headquarters - it survived the allied bombing during that period and by 1945 it was occupied by the 2/13TH infantry battalion of the Australian Army until it disbanded at the closing stages of WWII.

This historic building retains the feel and architecture of the era, and features two helicopter landing pads. However this site is not available to public visit, but the historic mansion can be viewed from the main gate. It is considered a historical asset to Miri.


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