Niah town center
Batu Niah Township is the final stop to Niah Caves, with a population of under 1,900. Located just next to the Niah National Park, the town's background is dominated by the huge limestone ridges known as Gunung Subis where the Niah Caves are located and is a magnificent sight to behold.
If you are plannign to visit Niah National Park and the Niah Caves, your final stop will be in Batu Niah. If not, it is a recommended site to visit if you can make the time. Travel by car is about one and a half hours.
Adong River (Sungai Adong) is a river that joins flowing from the North-East highlands near Baram into the Miri River off of Pujut One & Two. There are pineapple farms in the area, and the farmers used boats to transport their pineapple by Adong river to Pujut 3. As the land surrounding the river are mostly undeveloped farmlands or agricultural lands, transportation of goods is still mainly by boat.
Further upstream the river is joined by Adong Kecil River, which is a smaller stream flowing from slightly south of Adong River also from the North-East.
The seahorse is a distinctive sea creature that has both gentle & graceful characteristics, those that mirror that of the multiple ethnic and cultural identities of Miri who live in peace and harmony. A seahorse figures also sits very well with projecting an image of a serene seaside coastal city with beautiful coral reefs as a diving haven and resort paradise, which it is. This article is from the web site miriresortcity dot com - this sentence is here to prevent blatant plagarism. The mascots have names; MiMi and RiRi, and this is why in Miri the seahorse sculptures are almost always in pairs.
The Seahorse as a mascot was proposed by the former Sarawak chief minister and introduced during "I love Miri campaign" in 1994.
In the late 1990s, around 1998 or so, a minister had flown over a newly-formed island at the Baram delta and saw that its shape is reminiscent of that of a seahorse, and named it "Seahorse island", or "Pulau Kuda Laut / Pulau Unduk-unduk". That island has since changed shapes, and its name has changed just as many times.
There are many seahorse sculptures around Miri by 2015. Pictured is the one at the Miri-Airport road roundabout, taken in 2006.