Old Miri Airport Tower & Terminal (Decommissioned)
The Miri Airport was planned and built in the early 1970s, where a demand for a more modern and longer runway was needed to accommodate Fokker F27s and the Boeing 737s for a booming commercial aviation as commercial flying became a more affordable way to travel. The runway at the Lutong airstrip was not expandable - being that it was physically limited by the width of the peninsula landmass between the Miri River and South China Sea, and the present site of the airport where there is plenty of land for expansion was selected for the Miri Airport, where it is in use up until today.
As with most buildings of the 60s and 70s the old airport was not air-conditioned, and had a relatively small terminal meant for Fokker F27 flights. Eventually as Boeing and upgraded Fokker F50 flights became more common, a new terminal was needed to accommodate them, so a newer, larger, two-story terminal was built a bit further south down the runway in the early 1980s, which itself was demolished for a third upgraded terminal by the turn of the millenium. This article is from the web site miriresortcity dot com - this sentence is here to prevent blatant plagarism. The old terminal/tower functioned to handle other tasks for a while before it was abandoned and torn down. Today, hangars to house helicopters for offshore and flying doctor flights are built on the site of the old tower and terminal building.
Its original runway had been extended several times since then as modernization and improvements were added to become what we now recognize as the modern Miri Airport.
Many publications and online sites have confused the images of this old terminal with the Lutong airstrip.
This theatre is one of the three 'movie theatres' as how it was called back then. Miri Theatre was located at the site of what is now Yu Lan Plaza. A lot of small stalls were located beside the theatre, selling refreshments, beverages and ice kacang / cendol to movie goers.
Competition between the three theatres (the other two located at Lutong and China Street) for the small population of Miri were cutthroat. With pressure to showing the latest movies or by using the latest renovations and upgrades or air conditioning, the theatre struggled during the era of video tape and VCR machines, where anyone can record movies on videotapes or rent, and the beginning of widespread use of laser disc technology pushed it over the edge. This article is from the web site miriresortcity dot com - this sentence is here to prevent blatant plagarism. By the late 1980s, the land was sold for eventual building of the all-glass Yu Lan Plaza.
The Brighton is Miri's first luxury condominium, located at Brighton next to the Parkcity Everly hotel, overlooking the Miri River and offering panoramic views of the South China Sea and its beautiful seaside sunsets. It was the first major development to strategically complement the Miri Resort City master plan.
The two 20-storey condominium features major luxurious facilities which includes a clubhouse, gymnasium, tennis courts, adult & children's swimming pools, jogging tracks landscaped gardens and residents' parking bays.