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Eyes on Miri
Yup, you've probably heard about it. The whole town's been talking about it.
Miri is 'sinking'. Or, sea levels are rising. Well either one has the same results anyway.
There's a thread on MiriCommunity.net about it. Some Chinese text and Malay language in there, I wasn't able to find any article in English about it online.
So sea levels rising? I went over to Taman Selera to snap a few pics:
This is how close the waterline has gone up to the food stalls in Taman Selera. This isn't yet high tide. It used to be that the seawater is at least some 10-15 meters further away, hardly touching this wall during high tide, let alone being able to get into this picture. There used to be trees on the left side of the wall. Nowadays, whatever trees left are slowly dying or washed away by the sea, see how only the roots are left?
Sea levels rising? Or land mass sinking? Whatever. My picture shows that whatever it is, we're definitely seeing some changes.
Another sorry sight I'd like to point out too:
Anyone who remembers this bridge at Taman Selera will remember that there used to be a decent stream flowing through here under the bridge. Now it's just full of junk, trash and rotting logs! The stream has now been downgraded to a mere ditch! (sorry for the blur picture, attempting non-flash to avoid attention)
Also, I came across this next to the bridge-drain :
"Keep Our Park Clean"
How ironic. When will people learn to read?
In case you're wondering, yes, this is in fact Taman Selera, the same seaside park where the schoolgirls were bullying another girl that made worldwide coverage and in which Kenny Sia made a hilarious spoof of.
As for the sinking part? Well, I'm not really buying that. We won't see Atlantis in the making. But I'm convinced that our coast will be eroded and destroyed in the near future.
I was reading a blog by a fellow Mirian, Uchu Keling when I came across this news.
It was actually an interesting topic because, in that news, it featured about the RM2 billion fund Miri city will be getting to boost its infrastructures.
Personally, I am more than happy to hear this news, as this means the Miri citizens will have better standard of living.
Among the projects to be using this RM2 billion fund were two flyovers at Pujut corner and the Puchong roundabout.
I am not too sure about the exact location of where this Flyover bridge will be at (anyone can contribute photos?), but this is certainly good as Pujut Corner is well-known for its dangerous roundabout, people tend to speed as they may there. Well, who doesn't when it's so difficult to get to the other side of the road?
And part of the money also will be utilized to relocate 200 to 300 families along the Miri river to a different location. This is done as part of a continuous effort to beautify Miri River area.
Personally, I would have to say this is going to cost more than mere RM2 billion. We need people to co-operate, as a community. Without co-operation and unity, it's hard to achieve any success in anything, even if the intention is good. Geez, I think it's quite ridiculuous to swim in the Miri river nowadays. And I wonder when will we ever be able to swim in it without getting any skin infection. Is this what we Mirian really want? I wonder if our dear politicians know about this.
So, what do you think? Wil this make full use of the RM2 billion fund efficiently? Or there should have been other projects to be done.
By the way, we have a lively discussion on Miricommunity.net about this issue :p
Check it out
All opinions are welcome.
First of all, I would like to thank Ian for the opportunity to blog here.
I would do my best to keep you entertained with the information that I am sharing here. I hope that there will be a lot of comments here, so that I can know what to be served in this blog. Since I am currently stuck in Singapore at least until April, you will have to bear with me about a lot of flashbacks and some other news that I think would be relevant to you. Let me know if you want me feature about anything specific about Miri City, I will be more than happy to share it with you.
So, to kick things off, I wanna blog about why do I miss Miri City.
What do I miss most about Miri city?
Well, if I have to be honest, I would say it's going to be my girlfriend. But, let's see what else do I miss most?
I have been here in Singapore for almost 2 years already. And it's not a bad thing to be here.
But everything is so hectic and fast paced here. No one seems to care about the human factor anymore. For them, we're just numbers. Argh. Sucks, isn't it?
Well, how about Miri City? Although it's recently awarded the City status and that means they are developed enough to be awarded that title, but I am sure it won't be as hectic as any other City in the world. Why do I say so? It's a resort city after all.
As you can see, Miri City is a much slower-paced and peaceful City. If I am given a chance, I would love to spend the rest of my life there so that my descendants (whoa.. scary eh? :p) would have a chance to experience the kind of lifestyle that worth mentioning to their children too.
Although Kenny Sia once said that, Miri is a party town, I would say; Yes, we have pretty chicks, but let's face it, they're everywhere.
I don't know why but, Miri City is getting all the attention for the wrong reasons. The one that have been making Miri city was the bully case involving several girl students in Miri. Well, these are among the reason why people are still looking down on Miri City. But, maybe it's time that people should know that there's still a lot of decent girls in Miri.
So, if you're a Mirian, and are currently stuck in another part of the world, I would love to hear from you why you miss Miri City too.
I know I haven't submitted any of my thought's in Here. Since I had not have much daily thought's about Miri, Sarawak. It is because I am situated in a further place from my hometown due to work.
Well, Thanks to Ian ....I have the Opportunity to do just that, watching from outside our beloved city. And Maybe in future I might contribute what I see or hear from here(Selangor)about anything that might be appreciated for the readers.
Read through all this Site enjoyably as I did myself. Peace.