Miri City Parade 2005 Archive Video
On 20th May 2005 , Miri was officially elevated to a 'city' status. On that day, celebrations across the downtown of Miri City, with parades and performances.
The video above captures a full, unedited, video recorded in tape, of the parade floats and celebration, announcements and crowds during that day - part of a collection of videos from a 'HandyCam' taken by a friend who wants to share this historic moment of a once-in-a-lifetime Miri City Parade in 2005.
Video : 360TourAsia
Beautiful Jade Center is one of the older townships in Miri right at city center. Built up in the mid 1970s, the area is reknown for having shop buildings with circular balcony openings on its highest floor. Business traffic in this area remains strong today. The commercial area covers a pretty big area, which spans from the old town open market area to Soon Hup / Mega Hotel building.
Pujut 7 Bridge is the bridge linking Permyjaya and Desa Pujut areas to Pujut, forming a main link to the Sarawak-Brunei border and serves seven housing estates, two commercial centres and an industrial estate, crossing the Miri River.
Originally a single-lane bridge built in the late 1990s linking Miri / Pujut to Permyjaya over the Miri river, the bridge was upgraded in 2010 to double lanes to improve traffic flow over the roads, which had become a bottleneck creating traffic slowdowns before the upgrades. The upgrade was completed five months ahead of schedule.
It was apparent the upgrade was rushed however as there is a huge uneven jarring bump when transitioning from the road to the bridge structure both ways, causing some airborne antics and possibly suspension damage when driven over by unsuspecting drivers at speed, and forcing drivers and traffic to slow down when crossing.