The site of Malaysia’s first oil well and oil refinery has more than black gold. This city of 300,000 boasts more than a dozen city parks and offers access to four national parks, where rainforests, caves, waterfalls and limestone pinnacles make for a truly rich ecotourism experience.
Grand Old Lady & Petroleum MuseumThe Grand Old Lady, the first inland oil drilling platform in Malaysia, has watched over Miri from Canada Hill for more than a century. The Petroleum Museum next door provides a wealth of information on the oil and gas industry.
Niah National Park
Prepare your trail shoes and torches for a long walk in the dark! Best known for the Great Cave inhabited by tens of thousands of bats and swiftlets, the park is also archaeologically important for the cave paintings and the earliest modern human remains found in Southeast Asia.
On weekend mornings, this colourful market brims with local handicrafts and unusual produce from around Sarawak. Come on over for a taste of local Miri to bring back home to your loved ones!
Miri Crocodile Farm
Over a thousand crocs and several other animal species from Borneo and beyond call Miri Crocodile Farm home. The park is open 7 days a week, with four feeding times daily. The perfect place for couples, families and even for those who want to see the gnashing creatures up close!
Numerous patch reefs discovered in the 1990s can be reached from Miri’s shores. Anemones and clownfish are common, as are enormous sea fans and giant groupers. Ocean lovers will love the variety of sea habitants and colourful ocean-floor gardens.
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