The HMS Viscount Melbourne was a three-mast, 800-ton sailing wooden ship which ultimately struck a reef in the Laconia Shoals, a large reef complex off the shores of Miri. The wreck lies about 40 meters deep beneath the surface.
The Old Miri Airport was planned and built in the 1970s, where a demand for a more modern and longer runway was needed to accommodate Fokker 50s and the Boeing 737s for a booming commercial aviation as commercial flying became a more affordable way to travel.
Miri Handicraft Center has various traditional handicrafts and pottery on display and for sale at the center. Artwork such as paintings are also its main attraction. Visitors are welcome to know more about our local cultures and browse through the many hand-made crafts & souvenirs home.