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Welcome to MiriResortCity.com, the unofficial web site and blog of Miri City, by Mirians, for Mirians, and tourists & travelers. Located in Northern Sarawak, Malaysia, on Borneo island, it is the gateway to exotic cave systems and natural rainforest reserves and is also adjacent to the neighboring country of Brunei.
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Submitted by eyeonmiri on Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51. :: Eyes on Miri | Blogosphere | News & Events | Special interests | Statistics
Up till January this year, Malaysian Department of Insolvency (MDI)statistics revealed a total of 255,385 bankruptcy cases throughout the country. 13,872 of these cases are in Sarawak.
Of 13,872, Kuching recorded the most bankruptcies, followed by Miri at 4,167 cases, and Sibu with 2,593 cases. The individuals are declared bankrupt by the MDI after failing to manage their financial commitment such as their car loans, personal loans and housing loans.
These statistics revealed a huge increase in the number of those declared bankrupt since 2007. They also revealed that young people are increasingly being declared bankrupt. The reasons for bankruptcy is due to failing to paying car loans, housing loans & personal loans, in that order.
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Fri, 2014-03-14 11:41. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests | Tourism
According to a recent news article the area at Grand Old Lady at Canada Hill, a monument and landmark to Miri's First Oil Well, needed a facelift to save it from further deterioration due to neglect.
The site had been neglected so much that weeds had overgrown and some facilities are damaged or vandalized. Lighting are damaged or missing, information boards are barren and paintwork has peeled. More worrying, there is no a single officer to be found to guide tourists, if there are any left.
The Grand Old Lady represents the long history of oil production in Miri, which is also declared a protected historical site by the government. The poor upkeep and resulting neglect projects a negative image to Miri as a "Resort City" and will affect tourism