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Glowing Blue Waves Along Miri Beaches

Nicknamed "Blue Tears" among the locals, this phenomenon is a sight to behold and has sent many people to the beaches in the evenings.
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Lutong Flood of 1980-1981

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.
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Twin Pioneer Wreck, Bario

The wreck of a Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CC.1 aircraft, located at Bario Airport can still be seen today having sat around for more than 50 years.
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Lutong Cinema

The Lutong Cinema was constructed in 1959, and as one of the first post war cinemas is a source of entertainment for Mirians and Lutongites.

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Miri Recreation Club

The Miri Recreation Club was one of the long line of clubs in Miri. Today the club doesn't exist any more, and the building the club was in now houses the Urban and Social Development Offices.

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St. Columba's Kindergarten

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.

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Gunther Holtorf's G-Wagen

Picture of Holtorf's G-Wagen, 'Otto', parked in front of the Bank Islam at Centerpoint, Miri, in mid-2007.

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Atago Maru Wreck

The Atago Maru was originally built as a merchant ship in 1924, at Glasgow by Lithgows & Sons, and is one of the first diesel-engined Japanese registered ships. Sunken off the coast of Lutong in 1944.

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Cathay Cinema (Building)

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.

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