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History of Miri

Like most cities, Miri has a rich history. What started out as a small settlement of fishing village, Miri is now a modern city, some one hundred years later.
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Miri River is NOT Baong River, and Vice Versa

This is a problem that needs to be addressed. Please don't rely on online maps and the internet by some company from the other side of the world to determine our geography and river names.

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Discovery in Miri Coined "Japanese Waterfall" - But Could it be The Forgotten "Salome Dam"??

A curious water feature structure deep in the thick jungles of Canada Hill, which people coined "Japanese Waterfall", but could it actually be a much older Colonial times dam structure?

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Miri City Parade 2005 Archive Video

The archive video collection of the historic moments of a once-in-a-lifetime Miri City Parade taken in 2005.
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Grave of the Light House Keeper, Awang Metali

Considered a lone hero of World War II, the story of Lighthouse Keeper Awang Metali is a grim reminder of the horrors of World War that Miri went through.

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Dreaming Towards a Resort City and its Future

On the Sunday of 21st, May, 1994, the "Miri Resort City" Publicity Launch Campaign was launched. The very grand occassion featured lots of shows, grand exhibitions with impressive publicity on what the future of Miri would hold.
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Footage of U.S. B24s bombing Miri, Sarawak, Borneo.

Miri was bombed by U.S. B24 Bombers during World War II. Some video footage of the bombing.
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US Navy Patrol Torpedo Boats Operations at Miri During WW2

A video US Navy Patrol Torpedo Boats Attack Coastal Oil Installations at Miri, Sarawak during WW2 to disrupt oil supplies to Japan at the time.

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Sikh Temple

The Sikh Temple in Miri has stood on the very same location since the times of Brooke. One of only two in Sarawak.

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Miri City 'Tram'

The City 'Tram' was introduced in March 2008 in Miri as a free, non-profit service that the Sarawak Tourism Board implemented for tourists and hotel guests to enjoy free public transportation services.

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Miri River (Sungai Miri)

Miri River is the body of water that splits Miri Peninsula and the mainland Miri, flowing out to sea from inland, curving at Lutong Town. It is incorrectly marked as Sungai Baong in some online maps, while other references online confused it with Baram River.

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Piasau Camp

Piasau Camp was a residential area built in the 1950s for Sarawak Shell for its employees, located on a stretch of the Miri peninsula adjacent to Lutong south from the Lutong airfield.

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Shinonome Wreck

Shinonome (東雲 ”Daybreak”) was the sixth of twenty-four Fubuki-class destroyers, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy following World War I. It had exploded and sank with all hands off the coast of Miri.

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River Road

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.

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Sungai Tujoh

Literally, Sungai Tujoh is translated as the Seventh River or Seventh Stream spelled in the form of Bruneian Malay language. An immigration post was built in the 1960s to control the movement of goods and people between Miri and points west in Sarawak with Brunei, at this "7th river".


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