In late December 1980, the weather had been relentless on Mirians and Lutongites. Strong winds, torrential rain, and heavy swells in the seas were incessant, the constant heavy rains causing water from the Miri River to burst its banks and flow into Lutong.
St. Columba's Kindergarten one of the oldest kindergartens in Miri. Interestingly enough, the building was not built as a kindergarten, it was originally a church - the St. Columba's church - built and completed way back in 3rd September 1922.
Located along China Street, Cathay Cinema was one of the three large purpose-built movie theatres in Miri. Like the other cinemas of the time, the building was basically a large hall with rows of seats within and a small stage at the end, with projector screens on the wall.