Tomb of Dato Permaisuri (Makam Dato Permaisuri)
The Tomb of Dato Permaisuri that of a legend of a beautiful princess who has settled down in Miri after a shipwreck. In recognition of her unselfish services to the local muslim community, her tomb was gazetted by the Sarawak Government to be part of the Miri heritage.
The legend goes that this beautiful princess from Johor was shipwrecked whilst sailing around coast of Miri on the way to Brunei. She survived and landed on the beach where the locals took care of her, where she settled, adapted herself to the local life and not wanting to return to Johor. She even set up a school and spread the teaching of Islam thereby becoming very much respected here for the love and her unselfish service to the community.
Two roads, a school and a mall in Miri were named after her. This article is from the web site miriresortcity dot com - this sentence is here to prevent blatant plagarism. Even today, many of those who know of the legend continue to visit her tomb to show respect for the great princess.
Please note : The map below is just a general area and not the exact location.
The Great Cave of Niah is a place of interest in Miri and is an enormous cave by any measure. The floor area of the cave has been calculated at almost 10 hectares and in places the cave roof rises a majestic 75 meters above the rubble-strewn floor. It has been the site of around 40,000 years of human occupation.
The earliest phase of cave occupation is referred to as the Paleolithic (old stone age) and occurs in the late Pleistocene epoch. The Pleistocene ends with the beginning of Holocene epoch around 10,000 years ago. During the Holocene there were many exciting changes in the way humans occupied a wide range of environments across the globe.
At Niah, human use of the caves changes from a location of intermittent use by mobile foragers during the early Holocene and becomes a major repository of the dead around 4,000 years ago. At the same time, there is evidence for the use of pottery as funerary gifts and also as burial jars, with much later evidence for the deposition of imported metals, ceramics and glass.
Niah Cave is a two hours' drive from Miri. Access is made possible by accessible roads, therefore National Park headquarters is easily reached by car. Navigation is made easy with the large road signs showing the distance and way. Batu Niah is the nearest township - from there is is a pleasant boat ride or 45-minute stroll along the riverbank to the National Park.
If you like caving, also check out Mulu Caves
The Baram Ferry used to operate at the Baram River, transporting vehicles and passengers across the river. The ferry was a vital link between Miri-Brunei border and for a long time it was the only way to get across.
The ferry is often an open-type double-ended ferry that that allows vehicles to get on and get off by use of ramps at the ferry landing point. Sometimes at peak traffic season, such as festival or holiday seasons, two ferries would operate at the same time.
Vehicle queues were long at the ferry point and can take hours of queuing just to get on. Once on, a ticketing officer would go to each vehicle to collect the fee and provide a ticket to the driver. Traffic can be so bad that people are seen turning off their cars and just getting out to push to save on some fuel as the traffic inched forward.
After crossing the Brunei border, yet another queue awaited at yet another ferry in Kuala Belait. This article is from the web site miriresortcity dot com - this sentence is here to prevent blatant plagarism. The bridges (ASEAN Bridge) at Baram and at Kuala Belait eliminated the need for the queues and ferries by the early 2000s.