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Submitted by eyeonmiri on Tue, 2014-02-18 16:06. :: Eyes on Miri | Blogosphere | Photography | Tourism
Can anyone guess the location this statue is located?
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sun, 2013-12-01 11:31. :: Eyes on Miri | Blogosphere | News & Events | Special interests
Ready for the 2013 Miri City Christmas Parade on 7th of this month (December)?
About 25,000 people from 15 local churches will be expected to participate the in this event, or about 5,000 more than last year's.
In its sixth year (since 2007) is organised by Miri City Council (MCC) collaborating with various local churches.
The parade will start from Miri City Fan at Jalan Kipas and will cover the main streets in the city centre and back to Miri City Fan. It also means that roads will be blocked for the event.
There will also be performances by local bands and artists.
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Fri, 2013-05-17 09:24. :: Eyes on Miri | Blogosphere | News & Events | Special interests | Statistics
According to the Insolvency Department's figures for the last six years, starting from 2007 to April this year, Miri is ranked 15th for city with the most bankrupts. Neighboring cities Kuching and Sibu are ranked 12th and 18th.
At a recent bankruptcy seminar held in Kuching, it was mentioned that there "were" 13,000 bankrupts in the Sarawak, but it isn't clear on how many of those are within Miri, or whether they are now cleared of bankruptcy as past tense was used to describe the fact.
Financial ruin faced by bankrupts did not mean the end for them. They are not restricted in any way and can still borrow or travel abroad contrary to popular myth, but with a caveat - they need to inform the Insolvency Department so as to be given the chance to find a solution to their problems.
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Thu, 2010-08-12 13:14. :: Eyes on Miri | Blogosphere | Environment | Rants | Tourism
A blogger reminiscents about Miri City in his post, on how the city today is compared to the past how the city has basically forgotten much of its its history and some of its citizens' less than stellar attitudes towards tourists from neighboring countries, not to mention some of the somewhat mediocre infrastructures.
He puts it best here, and I quote him:
"There is so little around us to remind us of its golden glorious history and the bad past when ambitious egomaniac Japs ruled the Asian region and the many past heroes and founding fathers of the ex-town seem to be conveniently forgotten and unrecognised. Case in point: just take a walk to the oldest Mission school in the city and you will soon realise not a single street is named after its Asian founder or the many pioneers who established the first oldest educational institution."
What're your thoughts? Please comment.