|Gasoline (1 liter)||$0.66|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.31|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$232.56|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$3.26|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$93.02|
Miri is a town in Malaysia known for its seahorse symbol. The town is now being modernized, but the charming ambiance of this small town still lingers. Miri is diverse culturally in its people and you will like the hospitality and friendliness of this town. Miri is located in Sarawak on Borneo and is the second biggest place in this state. The oil discovery in this place more than century ago has transformed the wealth of this place from being fishing town. Since it is close to Brunei makes it a very strategic place for expats working for oil companies.
In Miri, you will enjoy the exploration of several national parks especially in the north part of Sarawak such as the Gunung Mulu National Park. This park is a UNESCO site. You will also find Lambir National Park and the Niah National Park - which is known for its huge caves. Aside from nature tripping, you can also visit some other sites here such as the San Ching Tian Temple, which is the biggest Taoist temple in the region of Southeast Asia.
Enjoy a beach vacation at Taman Selera Beach and Hawaii. Within the town, you can go to the Miri City Fan, which is the biggest park in the eastern side of the town. This park has an amphitheater, a Chinese garden, pleasant esplanade and public pool. Check the first oil well here known as the Grand Old Lady. Enjoy the fresh produce at Tamu Muhibbah. If you love to shop in your vacation, check out Imperial Mall, Soon Hun Shopping Complex, Bintang Mega Mall, Miri Handicraft Centre and Boulevard Shopping Complex.
You can get to Miri through plane ride from the newly constructed Miri International Airport (or simply MYY). This airport is regarded as the busiest airport in the state of Sarawak. From here also, you can take the “Tiny Maswings” if you want to fly to the rural areas of the town and going to the Gunung Mulu National Park. If you prefer taking the bus to get to Miri, take the Bus no. 33 that stops at Pujut Corner. As much as possible, do not arrive at night because there are no taxis and local buses operating after 6 in the evening. In this case, you may want to hire a private car or walk along the main road and wait for the long-distance bus.