The site of Malaysia’s first oil well and oil refinery has more than black gold. This city boasts more than a dozen city parks and offers access to four wondrous national parks, where rainforests, caves, waterfalls and limestone pinnacles make for a truly rich ecotourism experience. One of Miri’s best places to visit includes the Niah Caves where history buffs can marvel at the prehistoric spots with red haematite paintings (the only ones in Borneo) on site. If size matters to you, then head on over to the world's largest cave chamber in the Gunung Mulu National Park. For shopping enthusiasts, Tamu Muhibbah is the place to be as there are lots to see, do and buy at this lively native market featuring vendors from different tribes selling exotic produce and unique handicrafts. Don’t forget to have a drink of the Tuak (a local rice wine) and Buah Tarap (a cross between jackfruit and breadfruit) for an authentic Sarawakian taste!