Eyes on Miri

Power Disruption to Happen Again?

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2013-06-29 13:54. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Rants | Technology

Because of the unexpected power disruption last 27th this month, messages are circulating around the internet and social sites that there are notices for a Bintulu interruption tomorrow Sunday (30th June) from 9am to 5pm.

The disruption last Thursday caused a state-wide power failure around 4.30 in the afternoon until 9pm for some parts and 11pm for other parts of town. The power disruption is said to be caused by a trip in the Bintulu power station.

The 27th June disruption also caused MiriResortCity.com to go down for that period of time.

Because this new notice involves Bintulu power station, there is a chance it might affect Miri, so while we're unsure, it would be wise to take some precautions.

WARNING: This may or may not be the case - businesses in Miri have not received the notice from Sarawak Energy, so this post is just an advisory and is not to be taken as a notice of things to come - it may well not happen.

Malindo Air Miri - KLIA Daily Flights

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2013-06-15 10:23. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests | Tourism

MIRI: Malindo Air, Malaysia's first hybrid airline, made its maiden landing at the Miri Airport at 10.20am from KL International Airport (KLIA). The flight - Boeing 737 900-ER carring 150 passengers took two hours and 10 minutes to arrive in Miri.

These flights are set to continue on a daily basis starting Mid-June, departing KLIA - Miri at 8.10am and from Miri - KLIA at 11.05am.

Malindo Air, which started operations on March 22, offers complimentary flight entertainment, in-flight snacks, 20kg luggage allowance for economy class passengers and 30kg luggage allowance for business class passengers.

Malindo Air is a joint venture between Nadi of Malaysia and Indonesia's Lion Air, based in Malaysia

For more information or to make a booking, call +603 7841 5388, visit MalindoAir.com or your preferred travel agent.


Pustaka Miri Extends Philately Exhibition Until June 9th 2013

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Wed, 2013-06-05 09:16. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests

The Malaysia Record-breakingexhibition, originally set to end on May 31, was extended to enable more visitors to view the Malaysia Book of Records’ (MBR) longest philately line. Only part of the record-breaking 69,689-metre philately materials will be exhibited, however. The extension is to give the opportunity for philately enthusiasts to view the exhibition, once they had come back to Miri the Gawai Dayak holidays.

The exhibition opens daily from 10am to 6pm.

Items on display include postage stamps, first day covers and postcards, some of which date back to Rajah James Brooke’s era. They were contributed by 35 individuals and six groups – including from the from SK Anchi, Miri Hospital, Sedidik Lembah Hijau’s kindergarten and Pustaka Miri.


Selamat Ari Gawai Gayu Gerai Nyamai!

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2013-06-01 09:11. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events

Selamat Ari Gawai Gayu Gerai Nyamai! "Gawai" is a holiday unique to Sarawakians in Malaysia, celebrated tomorrow on June 1st.

Gawai Day or Gawai Dayak is a festive celebrated in Sarawak on 1st June every year is both a religious and social occasion. "Gawai" means a ritual or festival whereas Dayak is a collective name for all the natives races in Sarawak; the Iban, Bidayuh, Kayan, Kenyah, Kelabit, Murut people and more. In this manner, "Gawai Dayak" literally means "Dayak Festival". Such visit is more known as "ngabang" in Iban language. Dayak would visit their friends and relatives on this day. Other races also visit those celebrating Gawaii during the holidays.

"Gayu guru gerai nyamai, lantang nguan menua" when translated means "Always have longevity, good health and good judgement."

Selamat Ari Gawai!

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