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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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Lutong Ferry

Long before Lutong bridge was constructed, the area had a ferry service, possibly at or near the site of what is now the Lutong bridge today. These pictures were taken on 4th July, 1945 during the ending stages of the Japanese occupation, by the Australian 2/13 infantry battalion aiming to reoccupy Sarawak from Japanese.

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Second World War Bomb Shelter / Tunnels

Second world war bomb shelter / tunnels located on the hillsides of Canada Hill provided shelter during bombing raids during World War II. Much of Miri was flattened and burned out during this period.

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Choon Cheong Departmental Store

Choon Cheong Departmental Store was two-story a supermarket/departmental store contained within its own building, a precursor to the 'hypermarket' of Miri today.

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Miri Theatre

This theatre was one of the three 'movie theatres' as how it was called back then. Miri Theatre was located at the site of what is now Yu Lan Plaza.

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Canada Hill Foothill Cemetery (Pendam Tekalong)

An old graveyard known as Pendam Tekalong used to exist at the foot hill of Canada Hill, by the roadside in front of the roundabout in the area directly facing the Pelita Tunku building.

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Colonial Cemetery (World War II Memorial Park)

A small, neglected Colonial era cemetery is located in between Gymkhana Club Miri and St. Columba's primary school. The cemetery contains a mix of European ex-pats, Chinese & orang Asli graves with marker stones.

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Resident Office & District Building

Resident Office & District building is a colonial-era building located alongside Kingsway that served as top government administrative office in Miri since the 1950s

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Sri Tanjung - Government Rest House (Rumah Kerajaan)

Built in 1925, near Tanjung Lobang, this historic hilltop mansion used to be the Residency of Miri. It is now 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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Tomb of Dato Permaisuri (Makam Dato Permaisuri)

The Tomb of Dato Permaisuri that of a legend of a beautiful princess who has settled down in Miri after a shipwreck. In recognition of her unselfish services to the local muslim community, her tomb was gazetted by the Sarawak Government to be part of the Miri heritage.

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