July 2015

 
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Miri Airport Visitor Traffic (2006 - July 2010)

Miri Airport Visitor Traffic (2006 - July 2010)

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Oil & Gas Heavy

Some will realize that stories - and history - on this site is biased to Oil & Gas Industries. They're right, and there's a good reason for this - because most records exist about these industries it was much easier to research and gather information from them.

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Superstitious Well No.23

In the early days of oil extraction, there are many superstitions and stories supernatural entities. One such story is of Well No.23.

Well No.23 is an oil well that was drilled into, of all places next to the Krokop cemetery. Not surprisingly there there was much uneasiness to be drilling at the site of No.23. So famous were the many stories told of that working at that well, that if an oil worker was infuriated by a colleague, he might well tell him angrily (and euphemistically) "Go to 23!!".

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Story of Well No.478

The story of Well No.478, is that on one particular day, the driller on duty received a call instructing him to get his rig cleaned up as the Rajah, Sir Vyner Brooke was coming to visit him. It was 26th July, 1929, a momentous occassion, and Well 478 was one of the many places of visit for His Highness.

The driller, being concerned with etiquette than cleanliness, worried more about how he should address His Highness. "Do I call him 'Rajah, Sir, Sire, Your Excellency, or what?" "You don't address him at all, you just keep drilling." was the answer.

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Tanjung Baram Lighthouse

Tanjung Baram Lighthouse is located on the north side of the Baram River entrance at Kuala Baram only 5km from the Brunei border.

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Tanjung Lobang Lighthouse & World War II Memorial

Tanjung Lobang Lighthouse station was established in the 1930s in an area around Tanjong Lobang with beautiful & spectacular sea cliffs, and rich in history. Next to it is a Second World War Memorial, commemorating the oil field workers killed during the war.

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Gymkhana Club Miri (GCM)

Gymkhana Club Miri, also known as GCM by locals, is one of the oldest private recreational family club in Borneo.

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Tudan Unity Bridge

Upgraded from wooden construction to a Bailey Bridge design in 2013, this bridge provides a link between Permyjaya and Tudan areas to save on travelling time between the two areas.

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Miri Bypass Bridge

Miri Bypass Bridge is a bridge in the inland area linking Permy directly to the bypass road to directly to Eastwood Industrial Area, Eastwood Golf Club, Miri Airport, or Taman Tunku.

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Police Station (Kingsway)

Police Station in central old town, alongside Kingsway Road, next to the overhead pedestrian bridge and in front of the Municipal Multi-Story Car Park.

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