Miri Port Authority
'Commercial shipping' utilizing Miri as a port goes back to as early as when Miri was merely a fishing village. Being the site of the first discovery of oil in Borneo in 1910 quickened the business, pace and progress of Miri via the use of its port, establishing it to be an important and leading port for the majority of the 20th century in the region for oil and then timber industries.
Previously the Miri port was located in Miri river (near River Road), and this limits vessel sizes into the port due to the notorious sand bar and the shallow depth of the Miri River mouth. There was a need for Miri to have a port at least beyond eight metres deep, and thus the new port was chosen at a site upriver at Baram, about 30 kilometers from the original site, and has been operational since its completion in 1998.
The port with its futuristic building design has facilities that consisted of a 254-foot berth length with general cargo handling and container service, while stevedoring services is provided by private sector, and container handling is also provided by private contractor using conventional cargo handling equipment.
The port boasts four units of transit shed with floor area of over twenty-thousand square foot area and over a ten-thousand square foot of open storage area which is under constant surveillance with a security force.
The new port is not without its problems however, as even though the original specification required more than a depth of eight meters, the Baram River mouth can also reduce in depth to as low as only one meter deep during low tide in certain conditions, which meant that, once again, the bigger vessels were unable to dock at the facility without major upgrades or deepening of the river. The notorious shallow invisible sandbar monsters haunt the ship captains and threatens shipping to seemingly no end.
Miri Port Authority
Jalan Miri Port,
Kuala Baram Industrial Estate,
Phone: +6 085-609009
The Hopoh Canteen is a decades-old food center, located at the Hopoh Association Building at Krokop at Jee Foh Road, Krokop. Hopoh Canteen was one of the oldest and still operating food centers in Miri. The center has seen many generations of Mirians, usually those from Krokop areas come and go, and today has many variety of food stalls within, selling noodles, Laksa, curry chicken rice, to name a few.
It is rare sight nowadays nowadays to see the old-style, hand-painted signboards still in use, along with the old-style soft drink sponsor logos, for an old food center housed an old 1970s building.
Completed in 1994, Imperial Mall was a shopping mall & apartment located at Jalan Pos and North Yu Seng Road. The apartments were later remodeled into a hotel.
The shopping complex area comprises of four stories of 146 retail shop lots occupying offering arrays of goods and services ranging from fashion apparels, shoes, sport wears, telecommunication, electronic & electrical instruments, hair and beauty centres, banking facilities and food centres. Originally having Ngiu Kee Departmental Store, Boulevard Hypermarket and Departmental Store is the current anchor tenant.
Imperial Hotel is accessible within the mall via a door to the hotel lobby area, for the convenience of accommodation "one stop shopping" within the building.
Imperial Mall is linked by a bridge to Permaisuri Imperial City Mall.