Miri is a beautiful city of Malaysia. It is situated on an island named Borneo. It has a population of nearly about 300,000 people. The city is famous as the birthplace of the petroleum and fuel industry of Malaysia. This industry is the most important industry of Miri from the economical view point. In the year 1910 the first oil well named the Grand Old Lady was found here. By time passes by it is now become a property of state government and considered as one the most important element of the attraction of tourists toward Miri. There is another oil industry is founded here in 1914 in the suburban areas of Miri. A new vast oil reserves is also discovered at the northeast location of the city]. By this one can easily understand that the importance of the petroleum industries of Miri. The city has grown up to a good level for this industry. It really helps to build up a strong business aspect of the local people along with commercial, economical and educational development also.
Some other major industries of Miri include factories of processed timber, modern oil palm production and the most interesting one- tourism. The world famous national park namely Gunung Mulu National Park with a well known Sarawak Chamber is situated in a half an hour flight distance from the city. This national park is one of the most famous and favorite eco-tourism destinations of the visitors. The city Miri is also considered as the main tourist gateway for many other beautiful tourist spots like Loagan Bunut National Park, Niah Caves, Lambir National Park, and so on. Miri is also very popular for its natural and beautiful coral reefs.
The main attractions of Miri are as follows:
Mulu Caves– It is one of the famous World Heritage Site having largest natural chamber and caves.
Niah Caves – It is famous for Caves and forest trails.
Lambir Waterfalls – It is a very popular, local picnic spot having a series of waterfall, a large variety of tropical fauna & flora.
Loagan Bunut Lake – It is the largest natural lake of Sarawak. Water level of the lack fluctuates a lot throughout the year depending on the sessions and environment.
National Park of Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs – It is the largest and famous offshore national park of Sarawak.
Grand Old Lady – It is the first oil well of Malaysia. It also has a Petroleum Science Museum along with lot of historical background.
Miri Crocodile Farm and Zoo – It is also a very interesting place to spent time with various animals.
Tamu Muhibbah – It is a local jungle produce market of Miri.
Taman Awam Miri – It is a Public Park of Miri which is also referred as the hilltop recreational park by the local people.
There are several hotels are present in Miri to give support to the tourism business of the city. A few of them are as follows:
Marriott Miri Hotels: Marriot Miri hotel is a five star hotel of the city. It has its own resort and spa for giving entertainment to the tourists. Here visitors can enjoy an incredible view of sunrise and sunsets, an eye soothing site of tropical gardens, a refreshing soft breeze from the South China Sea and much more. Marriott Resort & Spa already wins a lot of awards from several sectors for its 5-star super specialty Sarawak resort. The common people claim that is one of the best resorts, spa and hotels in Malaysia. This hotel is located near the centre of city which also helps to locate it easily.
Park City Everly Hotel of Miri: This hotel is located at a nice place named Brighton which is situated at a short distance from Lambir Falls National Park and Mulu National Park. The hotel gives services like free internet and Wi-Fi settings for entire trip, a beautiful outdoor pool with cold and fresh water, free parking facility for 24 hours of the entire holidays with the common comfortable facilities of deluxe rooms and so on. There are nearly 160 rooms in the hotel. All the rooms give a beautiful natural, detailed landscape view of the surroundings. Each and every room includes a attach bathroom, satellite TV, in-room safe, hanging terrace and a minibar. It will take nearly 10 to 15 minutes to reach the hotel from the Miri airport.
Miri Grand Palace Hotel: This hotel is located at 2 km distance from Pelita Commercial Centre of Miri. This hotel offers nearly about 120 spacious air-conditioned rooms with classic furnishings, flat-screen TVs along with free wired internet facilities, a safe and ironing facilities, tea and coffee making machines on each room and a safe hairdryer service. It also has a large outdoor pool, gym and fitness facility and different dining options with delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner services.
A variety of dining and shopping options are there in the hotel. It will take 25 minute drive from the International Airport of Miri. The hotel always provides a free airport shuttle service and free parking facility.
It also includes the facilities of a minibar, different relaxation options like spa pool, natural oil-steam baths and so on. The hotel has its own Chinese commercial restaurant along with a Broadway Lounge with happy Hour cocktails services.
Park Hotel of Miri: Park Hotel of Miri is located at the heart of the city. It is situated within the walking distance from entertainment areas of Miri like major shopping malls and amusement centers. This hotel also offers free Wi-Fi technology with internet connection, free parking facility, and gorgeous restaurant with lounge bar having variety of local as well as Chinese and Western dishes and many more. International Airport is a located at 15-minute drive way from the Miri Park Hotel. Miri Centre Bus Terminal, private cab station and the Visitors Information Centre of Miri is very near to the hotel. There are nearly about 90 rooms in the hotel. Each room is fully air-conditioned with separate TV set and wooden work desk. Washroom with both hot and cold shower facility is attached in each room. Safe deposit service and laundry service are special facilities offered at Miri Park Hotel to make the visitors happy.
There are several other hotels and guest houses also here like Miri-trail Guesthouse, Minda Guesthouse, Palace Inn Miri, Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort, and Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club and so on.
With all of the above facilities Miri is a lovely place to spent holidays.