Saberkas Weekend Night Market
Saberkas Weekend Night Market is a market that opens in the evenings every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Located at Sarbekas Commercial Center, this weekend night market huge variety of goods on sale, from everyday household items to local handicrafts and jungle produce, as well as dozens of tempting food stalls.
Over 170 stalls in the Saberkas Weekend Market sell vegetables, fruits, sea products, clothes, drinks, satay, grilled fish, BBQ chicken wings and other products ranging from handicrafts and toys available at reasonable prices.
At weekend night, starting Thursday evening, the market wakes up, with music, food stalls and a throng of weekend revelers.
Sikh Temple in Miri is still located on the very same land that was granted to the Sikh ancestors by Charles Brooke since the ruling by Brookes in the early Sarawak days. A Sikh would refer to it as "Gurdwara Sahib". Located within the compounds, there is a large bird house, where many pigeons roost, and next to it an Angsana tree that is now over one hundred years old.
Gawai Dayak is an annual harvest festival that is celebrated by Sarawakians , Borneo on 31 May and 1 June. It is a public holiday in Sarawak and is a social occasion recognized since 1957. The term "Gawai" means "festival", and "Dayak" describes the indigenous peoples of Sarawak and interior of Borneo.
Historically, Gawai Dayak was the concept of the radio producers Tan Kingsley and Owen Liang taken up by the Dayak community in 1957. They called it Sarawak Day for the inclusion of all Sarawakians as a national day, regardless of ethnic origin. The holiday was first celebrated on 1 June 1965 and is an integral part of Dayak social life, symbolizing unity, and aspiration for the Dayak community, a thanksgiving day marking a bountiful harvest and a time to plan for the new farming season or other endeavors ahead. Tuak is commonly served during these social occassions.