Public Park (Taman Awam) Pedestrian Bridge
Public Park (Taman Awam) Pedestrian Bridge is an elaborately designed pedestrian bridge linking Miri Public Park (Taman Awam) to the hills above the rock outcrop alongside Miri-Bintulu Road for pedestrians to cross to either the park or the jogging path on the hill for jogging and exercises.
The bridge is a concrete and steel structure with partial steps followed by steel spiral stairs on either side leading up to the bridge. Its construction was financed by Sarawak Shell in conjunction with its 100th anniversary and completed mid-2012.
On its side there are LED panels displaying various messages put up by the council. A pair of seahorse statues currently sat on either side as decorative sculptures.
Fun fact: these seahorse statues were originally placed beneath the center pillar of the bridge, on the divider between the roads. After complaints that these sculptures were inaccessible to people and tourists who would like to take photos with them, without crossing the roads to them, they were painstakingly relocated by crane to where they now sit, to allow for photo taking opportunities without actually crossing the road.
Manok Pansoh is an Iban delicacy, which is chicken in bamboo. Preparations for the dish are having cut chicken pieces, mushroom, lemongrass and tapioca leaves wrapped and bundled together in a tube, which are then stuffed into bamboo shafts and sat over an open fire to roast.
This results in a flavour sealed into the food is a succulent, juicy and tender chicken with gravy, and a hint of lemongrass and bamboo.
This Iban dish can be found at longhouses and during longhouse visit arrangements, although there are some restaurants or markets in the city that sell them. Ask around for the best places.
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.