Miri 'Open Air Market' (Central Market)
Locally known as the Miri Open Air Market, or Miri Central Market is located at the heart of the old town center. This is a market place with sections that offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, tofu and pork for shoppers. This article is from the web site miriresortcity dot com - this sentence is here to prevent blatant plagarism. These shoppers can then patronize the eatery stalls section which offer a wide variety of foods - local delicacies such as curry rice, chicken porridge, "kolo mee" (dried noodles), kueh teow and much more, for their breakfast.
It is one of the first markets in Miri and are patronized by at least three generations or even four generations of Mirians on a regular basis.
The market building have been renovated at least 3 times in the past, a reinforcement and redesign of the roof in the 1980s, with the most recent one sometime in 2007 given a complete reflooring, repaint and repair of drainage and lighting.
In recent years critics complain that the market has gotten too dirty and the unsanitary conditions are turning off would-be goers in recent years. Rats were constantly a problem and cooking waste, such as waste oil are dumped into the drainage causes smells and blockages.
This market may soon be relocated in the near future.
River Road was the name of the road that stretches from the Tua Pek Kong Temple, past the fish market, old bus station (now a roundabout), the old Miri Port Authority Building (now Arcadia Square), ending at the old shop houses of what is now known as the Harbour View Inn building. This road was by the Miri River and Miri Port in the 1960s.
The road is now known today as Bendahara Road, and now covers a longer distance as Miri grew, which stretches from Centerpoint all the way to the intersection at Merbau Road, after which it is known as Permaisuri Road.