Miri General Hospital
Having started operation in May 1995 - and officially opened on 30ths August 1996 - the current General Hospital is now located at Cahaya road, behind Canada Hill near Lopeng area, having moved from the old location at the Miri Peninsula. Ambulance services no longer need to wait for the ferry or go the long way around Piasau bridge which was a problem for the old hospital.
The current hospital land area is 87.11 hectares, and the hospital has 339 beds as of this writing. There is a helicopter landing pad in the hospital boundaries for air ambulance services, and the hospital offers specialist services such as surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology (ONG), and radiology along with all the common medical care needs and wards.
The emergency ward operates 24 hours and during the holidays, and there are several ambulances on standby. This article is from the web site miriresortcity dot com - this sentence is here to prevent blatant plagarism. Overcrowding is now a problem for the hospital and several plans for expansion had been proposed.
Patient visiting hours are :
12.30 noon to 2pm, and 4.30pm to 7.30pm each Monday - Friday.
12.30 noon to 7.30pm for Public holidays and weekends.
The hospital welcomes blood donations. The Blood Bank is open for donations from Mondays to Thursdays from 8.30am until 12.15pm, and 2.30pm until 4:15pm in the afternoons. On Fridays, it is open 8.30am until 11am, and 2.30pm until 4:15 in the afternoons. It is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
PermyMall, located in Permyjaya comercial township is a shopping complex with a good mix of shopping outlets & departmental store to give it a complete shopping experience.
Opened on 11.11.11, a special date chosen which comes once in a decade, the mall is a contemporary double-storey mall with a gross floor area of 275,000sq feet, and car park that can park just over 1,000 cars. Permy Mall houses 105 retail shops, a food court and 1 supermarket. The main anchor tenant for Permy Mall is Giant Supermarket who took up an area of 65,000 sq ft. on the ground floor.
Permy Mall is located along the highway to Brunei, and many Bruneians would spend their weekends in Miri and on the return journey bring back cart loads of good supplies. Their higher currency rate has made it attractive for them to shop and dine in Miri.
Permy Mall is about 35 minutes drive from Miri City Centre, about 15 minutes from Lutong Town and about 25 minutes drive to the Sungei Tujuh –Brunei immigration check point to Brunei.
Umai is traditionally a standard lunch meal for the Melanau fishermen. Thin slivers of raw fresh fish, usually iced but not frozen, combined with thinly sliced onions, chilli, salt and juice from sour fruits like lime or assam go into preparing this dish. The dish is usually accompanied by a bowl of toasted sago pearls and is so simple that fisherman prepare it easily on their boats. It is Sarawak's equivalent of the "Sashimi".
This exotic delicacy can be found at food centers, food markets and certain coffeeshops. Ask around for most recommended.