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Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sun, 2012-06-24 12:03. :: Eyes on Miri | Environment | Health | Statistics
The air quality in Miri has declined to unhealthy levels with the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings between 160 and 180, which are the worst in the state and country. According to the Environment Department’s website, the readings recorded in Miri at 7am was 176, 11am (161) and 5pm (160) and the only place to record unhealthy air levels in the country yesterday.
A seven-day weather forecast by the Malaysian Meteorological Department showed that the dry weather would continue to persist with little chances of rain in Miri & Bintulu, at 0% and 40% chance of rain in the next few days.
The air pollution is caused by open burning and uncontrolled bush fires. Last Wednesday there was a huge plume of smoke caused by such burning in the areas somewhere near PermyJaya & Lutong. Due to location, it is unlikely the fire department can reach the area in time because it happened during peak hours and any Mirian will know just how congested that area can be.
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Fri, 2012-06-15 10:26. :: Eyes on Miri | Environment | Photography | Special interests | Tourism
It's been 5 years since I went to take some pictures at Taman Selera. What's 5 years brought to the place? Well took out my trusty camera to this location to take some pictures. In short, Taman Selera is no more. Almost the entire place is deconstructed for creation of yet another glamorous new project, to be called the SeaHorse island or something to that effect, which involves lots of land reclaimation and building a hotel on top of the sea in front of Taman Selera / Tanjung Lobang beach. The whole place currently reminds me of something not too different from Chernobyl actually.
Pier's been destroyed by waves and winds (see before photo, in 2007):
There was a particular lone tree on here in 2007 that's now disappeared in 2012:
Not 5 years and a lot of the construction of the piers and breakers/barriers has been battered and destroyed by winds and seas. Apparently the change to the land from reclamation nearby has actually INCREASED the strength of waves and the result is the much larger waves buildup onto the shores, which is why we are seeing sea erosion and damage to the structures in these pictures.
What do we have in store for the next 5 years, when the Sea Horse island has been built, and the 5 years after that? Can't wait to see. ;)
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Fri, 2012-06-01 13:25. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests
Gawai Day or Gawai Dayak is a festive celebrated only in Sarawak on 1st June every year.
Gawai means a ritual or festival whereas Dayak is a collective name for the natives races in Sarawak. Thus Gawai Dayak literally means "Dayak Festival". Dayak would visit their friends and relatives, known as "ngabang".
Selamat Hari Gawai, everyone!
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2012-05-26 17:46. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests
MayFest 2012 : Miri May Fest Open Hot Dance Competition
Venue : Miri Indoor Stadium
Date: 27th May 2012
Contact Info : Persatuan Kung Siong Youth Wing Mr. Donny Khoo 012 8839512