July 2015

 
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Indigenous Cuisine at Summit Cafe / Gerai Nuba Laya

Summit Cafe / Gerai Nuba Laya, located at Center Point Phase I serve interesting indigenous dishes.

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Kueh Chap

A bowl of Kueh Chap normal contains herbal broth, pork meat, pork belly, pork intestines, fried tofu skin, boiled egg, 'you char kueh' (fried dough) and served with rice flakes.

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Marina Bay

Marina Bay is a tourist attraction that is located on a patch of reclaimed land in the South China Sea and consists of commercial areas and tourist attractions in Miri.

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Eastwood Industrial

Eastwood Industrial is an industrial area located along Miri Bypass road.

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Lutong Bridge

Lutong Bridge is the bridge linking Pujut 8 to Lutong across Miri River. This bridge was originally one-lane both directions, but eventually upgraded in the early 2000s to accommodate for more traffic to two-lane for both directions.

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Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is fried chicken, hard boiled egg or fried egg, salted fish, salted peanuts, and coconut rice mixed together; but the 'secret sauce' in all of this and the one pulling factor to become 'nasi lemak' is the sambal.

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Nasi Lalapan

Nasi Lalapan comes in various forms, from Nasi Lalapan bawal, Nasi Lalapan empel (beef) to Nasi Lalapan lele (catfish), to Nasi Lalapan ayam.

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Piasau Boat Club

Piasau Boat Club is Borneo's premier sports and leisure club. The club hosts activities such as sailing, diving, fishing, rowing, various ball sports as well as parties for both adults and kids.

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Hawaii Beach

'Hawaii Beach' is a stretch of beach known for its beautiful location and blue calm seas, very popular with Mirians that is located at Kampung Bakam, a 25 minute drive from Miri city center.

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Thursday 10 O'Clock Whistles

I recall the 10 o'clock whistles at the old Shell complex at the town area. This whistle will go off every Thursdays at 10 o'clock mornings in those good old days.

I've never figured out what the whistle was for, but every time when it goes off, this either intentionally, or unintentionally prompts everyone to check their watches and reset the time if necessary. I'm not sure if this was a timekeeping thing, but it sure is handy for that purpose. This whistle kept up until the early 1980s long after the refinery was moved to Lutong and it fell silent after that around that time.

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