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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.
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Tue, 2010-02-02 11:13. :: Eyes on Miri | Blogosphere | Health | News & Events | Special interests
Free aerobics sessions by an experienced instructor
Time : Monday - Friday, 5:15pm
Venue: Miri City Fan Open Amphitheatre
From our friends in Pustaka.
For more information, please contact Kuswandi Kartawi at 085-422525 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2009-10-03 11:32. :: Eyes on Miri | Blogosphere | News & Events | Special interests
Borneo International Yatching Challenge
Date : Oct 9 - 15 2009
Venue : Miri Marina
Organiser : BIYC Secretariat
Phone : 6 085 - 413099
Fax : 6 085 - 417249
The Borneo International Yachting Challenge is the first international yachting event in the waters of Borneo. It is a joint effort of two Malaysian Borneo states, Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan. Since 2003, an average of 20 boats from all over the world have participated from as far as St Vincent.