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Second World War Bomb Shelter / Tunnels

Second world war bomb shelter / tunnels located on the hillsides of Canada Hill provided shelter during bombing raids during World War II. Much of Miri was flattened and burned out during this period.

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Choon Cheong Departmental Store

Choon Cheong Departmental Store was two-story a supermarket/departmental store contained within its own building, a precursor to the 'hypermarket' of Miri today.

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Miri Theatre

This theatre was 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.

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Canada Hill Foothill Cemetery (Pendam Tekalong)

An old graveyard known as Pendam Tekalong used to exist at the foot hill of Canada Hill, by the roadside in front of the roundabout in the area directly facing the Pelita Tunku building.

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Colonial Cemetery (World War II Memorial Park)

A small, neglected Colonial era cemetery is located in between Gymkhana Club Miri and St. Columba's primary school. The cemetery contains a mix of European ex-pats, Chinese & orang Asli graves with marker stones.

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ParkCity Everly Hotel

ParkCity Everly Hotel was a 4 Star Hotel located near Brighton beach and Marina Bay in Miri.

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Resident Office & District Building

Resident Office & District building is a colonial-era building located alongside Kingsway that served as top government administrative office in Miri since the 1950s

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Sri Tanjung - Government Rest House (Rumah Kerajaan)

Built in 1925, near Tanjung Lobang, this historic hilltop mansion used to be the Residency of Miri. It is now a VVIP Rest House. Dignitaries that have used this Rest House in the past ranged from White Rajahs, British Governors, Yang Dipertuan Agong, and many more.

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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.

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Railways

Sarawak had never been particularly rich in railways but it was little known that there was an actual railway laid down in an area called Ensalai, near inland of the Baram River, in 1960.

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Gymkhana Club Miri (GCM)

Gymkhana Club Miri, also known as GCM by locals, is one of the oldest private recreational family club in Borneo.

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Miri Square (M2)

Miri Square was a shopping complex building, which used to house the San Francisco Coffee House, along with many eateries serving local food.

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Miri Plaza

Miri Plaza was originally a shopping mall at Pelita Commercial Center that is four stories tall, built in the early 1990s. Its anchor tenant was Metropolitan Department Store & Supermarket.

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Baram Ferry

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.

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Miri Ferry

In the old days, a ferry allows commuters to cross the river from the town to the Miri peninsula conveniently. The ferry is also vital to the hospital emergency responses.

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