You can find a reasonable amount of things to keep you busy both in and around the exterior of Miri. It's a weekend break for most Expats from Brunei and has a selection of eateries and drinking places.
There are lots of free or cheap things to keep families with little ones busy. You just need to know where to look. The 'water park' more like a water playground than any kind with hydro slides, is little more than a puddle with a jungle gym to play on but that will keep any under 5's entertained for several hours it's in the park at the top of the hill opposite the seahorse over bridge.
Miri is a small town which we would go and have a short holidays for shopping and food. There are clubs like the celebrity which you enjoy some hard drinks and listen to some nice live band.
Overall, not a bad place to relax and have a short break.
The Miri city is one of the biggest city of teh Sarawak district with continuous development and growth yet still preserving the natrual touch around it for nature lovers and sightseeing.
Miri offer a variety of shopping from malls to traditonal markets, dinning and eating, relaxation & Spas and night life.
Its a small young city. People are friendly and warm in general. Inexpensive to get around. It will still take time to mature as a city but its a great experience to see a new city grow.
This might grow into a vibrant city in time.
Please get miri friend to tell you the good and interesting place to tour around, not need agent. you go by free and easy, but more fun if you know the local people to share around
Miri is a vibrant city that offer unique experiences with its great location to nearby national parks such as Niah Cave, Mulu National Park and Lambir Hills National Park.
It is a city with many ethics of Sarawak especially Dayaks and Ibans where you can get to know closer with their heritage and culture. It is also a modern city and the centre for many oil and gas industries.
Beware of your handbags (for the ladies especially) while walking. Too many snatch thieves around. And drive with care cos the drivers are civic minded on roads.
Great for shopping non hi end branded goods, mid range mostly available, if you are shopping for outdated items, you will be so happy they are still available
Miri is not a big city. If you just walk around the city, you can do it within 2 days. But if you want to feel the nature, extend you holiday to 5 days.
It's worth to explore.
Miri is an oil city. Newly develop and still a long way to go for modernization. Went there for the nature experience and also transit to brunei.
Lots of seafood restaurant that serves nice dishes and a lot cheaper than KL. Near to Niah cave which is a recommend to go for outdoor lover.
This city may not offer a lot of things unless you wanted to explore some caves which were require to travel by car or join some tour around.
miri is one of the good state in sarawak to do shopping,but they are still having gangsterism around which could frightened the visitors
miri is one of the nice and good city in SARAWAK to be visited.varieties of natures places to visit n also nice to do shopping as well
Miri grew from a fishing village to an oil town due to the discovery of oil & the town prosper together with the Oil & Gas industry.
It finally became a City as the population grows & more development & infrastructures were put in place. A must place to visit is the Petroleum Museum & also the Mulu Caves. You will never regret it.
I was recently transferred to work in this city. Widely touted as a RESORT CITY, there is nothing much Miri city has to offer.
The beaches are dirty and badly maintained. There is no waterfront city (waiting for Marina Park City completion). There are not many attractions (apart from stopover for Mulu and Niah) Another attraction is the Old Lady and crocodile farm. Shopping here is limited, malls are old and boring. Bintang Megamall and Permaisuri Mall are acceptable but nothing compared to malls in bigger cities like Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. Popular brands are not available here. Miri is a quiet and peaceful city. Although at present time, there is pretty much nothing to offer, but give it 2-3 years, once the Marina Park City is completed, with several upcoming malls, I believe Miri will be a new tourist attraction.
Miri basically is a small town that turns into a city few years ago. It has many shopping centre and is still growing.
Well, its not bad to go for some nice delicacy like the Jing Wood cafe and a nice desert shop just a few doors away from Jing Wood.
many shopping malls.natural park.10mins drive from town to the airport and 20min to the boarder of brunei darusssalam
Miri is a decent place to travel for a relaxing time. Also you can visit the caves at bintulu with a few hours drive.
Pretty good for shopping. So far it has been safe for me. I did hear stories about crimes and car-thefts in the past.
I believe the Police has done some good job too during these few years. As long as the city is secured and guarded against crime, then any dwellers and tourists could enjoy the nice people of Miri. One should emulate like Singapore in which the whole island has been equipped with CCTV cameras, the city is safe to walk along the streets for ladies at 3 a.m in the morning. In Bangkok, the main areas are patrolled by Tourist Police in the dark glass HUT at every strategic junctions - like Sukhumvit Road and many others.
45mins to the National park (gua Niah).15mins drive to the border of Brunei darussasalam and to the airport of Miri
Miri is a small but large town. People are friendly, town is relatively clean and very comfortable to move around.
There are many new malls, i have not managed to visit them all but intend to return and enjoy miri some more.
Its the nearest Sarawak town from Brunei. It may be a good stop by town before going further into the Sarawak.
The environment in Miri are very calm and peacefull. the population here are multi races but in harmony living
Miri may be a city, but I feel that it still has a long way to go to actually be able to label itself as one.
Malaysian food is really amazing and you can find all sorts of variety here. Having a car will be a huge bonus as certain places you would like to visit may not be within walking distance.
If you are looking for a weekend trip to be with your families and friends, this is a great place to choose.
You can try a variety of nice dining, clubs and massage parlour to release all the stress.
Is a nice place to stay at which able to found lot of different type of food and shopping mall i this city.
Beside that also ale to take able 2 hours bus to visit the neighbour of Brunei Darussalam.
Very famous weekend getaway for most Bruneians to do various activities from beaches, nature or shopping.
miri is a good shopping city with excellent facilities for gathering such as christmas and new year party
Oil town. Great place to live but not sure there's much for tourists unless they're just passing through.