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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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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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