Visited Miri? What do you think? We want your honest feedback!

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sun, 2007-07-22 11:04. ::

Submitted by local auto insurance (not verified) on Tue, 2013-01-22 05:27.

This is the right site for everyone who hopes to understand this topic. You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a subject which has been written about for a long time. Excellent stuff, just wonderful!

Submitted by Chelsea (not verified) on Sat, 2012-12-08 05:00.

WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for Miri

Submitted by martin kuny (not verified) on Fri, 2012-09-28 13:35.

Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this post and the rest of the website is also really good.

Submitted by Janet (not verified) on Wed, 2012-09-19 12:55.

This is a great site & thank you particularly to Dougal for sharing his photos which remind me of my time in Miri

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2012-05-01 08:03.

where dj sale?

Submitted by Ibrahim Kushairi (not verified) on Mon, 2012-02-06 23:10.

On 04/02 evening, I've called your housekeeping regarding my broadband modem (plus simcard) that I've left in the room (8005)& he promised to call me back. But until today no one call me & still waiting for information.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2012-02-02 22:07.

I agree with this, this Aowa at Bintang Mall Miri is scammer, and even black mail my frenz to force buying their product. I think we should report it to the police consumer association.

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2012-01-21 10:34.

J, the local populace will always welcome you, whatever faith you are. It's the politicians and somehow leaders that are making mountains out of molehills.

Submitted by J (not verified) on Sat, 2011-10-22 10:38.

Interesting reading about the tolerance and acceptance concept, but what about the Jewish faith? are Jews also welcome or is Borneo a dangerous place for them?
Private answer is OK, thank you.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2011-01-11 21:43.

anyone know any place in Miri, Sarawak that gt teach how to make flower pots?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2010-08-25 21:27.

all the services in miri need improving. Restaurant, shopping mall, cafe or anykind of service providing sector please urged to change ur service, if u still wanna keep ur charges same wit the big city do the same service that they privide. I'm also a mirian and i felt quite ashamed with it,

Submitted by dino (not verified) on Wed, 2010-06-23 20:08.

update the latest of miri n the shopping picture.....Coz,i miss miri v much

Submitted by Ngu (not verified) on Wed, 2010-03-24 21:13.

Let to raise a comment on AOWA product, that they are cheaters and should ask public to avoid buying it... how can we warn mirian to avoid buying something more expensive than what the price cost. ?? how? please help them and us all!!

Also, can we raise a column to warn others about all the other suppliers that can cause bad results and bad customer services.

please help.

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Tue, 2010-03-09 15:39.

Hi Anthony, welcome to Miri.

Bring a facemask when you come. Or an oxygen tank or two. Or three. We're experience some very bad haze now (9.3.2010) due to open burning.

Submitted by Dr Anthony Ng (not verified) on Mon, 2010-03-08 23:39.

Nice site, well done! I have visited Miri a few times over the past few years (a wonderful venue!) and will be returning on an invitation to speak on 13 March 2010 about environmental remediation and the solution for a greener earth using effective microorganisms (EM). As the event, organized by the Lions clubs in and around Miri, is open to all, hope you can put this info up in the calendar. The mayor is expected to be present. It will be at the Hokkien Association at 2.00pm. For more info, please contact the Organizing Chairperson, Mr Scott Wong at 013-8367312 (

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Mon, 2010-03-08 10:08.

Well said.

Submitted by Knoblet (not verified) on Sun, 2010-03-07 16:48.

As I look from the window of my apartment at 4pm in a northly and an easterly direction all I can see are clouds of choking smoke that must be affecting the health of the citizens living there.

What's my point? At 8am these fires were not raging, they have been started deliberateley by the plantation bosses.

Now take some real photo's of what tourists can expect when thay visit Miri instead of all the Resort City bullsh. and the lack of local government concern regarding the health of their citizens. Last year was bad enough. Is there more to come?

I'm European and have worked in Miri for the last two years and have yet to see any action taken over this annual event. Maybe the 'city' fathers want tourist to come and see the traditional Miri ways of destroying the environment.

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2010-01-02 14:10.

This has been changed accordingly. Thanks for informing.

Submitted by Ming23 (not verified) on Thu, 2009-12-31 16:19.

Hi, would like to add on. Btw, Eastwood Valley golf and country club's website is not it has been changed to, do make a change. thanks =)

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sun, 2009-10-04 10:43.

Thank you, tim. All the best in your travel research!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 2009-10-03 11:08.

You miri people online are not very friendly! How are they in real life actually??

Submitted by XRumerTest (not verified) on Sat, 2009-09-19 02:14.

Hello. And Bye.

Submitted by Tim (not verified) on Thu, 2009-08-27 16:05.

I was doing some travel research when I come across your Miri website. I am writing to congratulate you for putting together such a great site about the city. Keep up the good work!

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Tue, 2009-06-16 17:51.

Yep, you happen to come here at the worst time: a heatwave and not any substantial rainfall since March, even until today. In fact, honestly it's been like this for some time now; the city is just unbearably hot at times, due to (uncontrolled) open burning. We don't go out unless necessary nowadays, it's taken a toll on businesses and some of the local farmers.

Thanks for your kind comments.

Submitted by Sandy (not verified) on Mon, 2009-06-15 01:47.

hi there,

Thanks for allowing me to use your night photo. The website ( is already up and running and so is my ebook with your photo in there. Do go take a look( and download the Free Ebook.

I would be glad to publish any happenings in Miri on my website and do keep me posted if you have any.

I was in miri in April and boy! miri is very hot. Glad not staying in Miri.

Anyway, your city is a lovely city and very vibrant. Folks are friendly and nice.



Submitted by dory (not verified) on Thu, 2009-03-19 11:19.


got your email reply.

I have written an acknowledgment to miri resort city at the front page.

thank you.


Submitted by dory1316 (not verified) on Tue, 2009-03-10 10:51.

hi there,

I am working on an ebook about sarawak. I like the city evening view photo on your home page. Can i use it to include it in my ebook about miri?

Please reply



Submitted by eyeonmiri on Thu, 2009-01-22 17:10.

Hello, you may make your inquiry to admin(at) please contact Ian or Pui

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2009-01-21 16:24.


May I know who to contact to get news and media updated and publish on this website? thanks.


Submitted by popui on Thu, 2008-12-18 13:42.


Submitted by Leong Marianne Fredriksson (not verified) on Wed, 2008-12-17 10:46.

2009 我将?回乡过年, 现在想家想的失魂。。。。。想爸妈哥?, 姓罗的?,他隔僻当的加哩饭,?陆的粥,沈文开的chendol,krokop lorong 6 or lorong 5的炸蕃薯,芋头。。。。很想快快回家。

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Fri, 2008-11-21 12:01.


Thanks for the offer, and yes, it would be great to receive the news of the events. I'll add the link soon, and I'll send an email to you soon.

Submitted by Curtin Corporate Communicatiions (not verified) on Fri, 2008-11-21 10:58.

Hi Ian,

I'm the new Corporate Communications Manager at Curtin Sarawak and think your site is a great way to get news of public interest, e.g. courses, events and happenings, from Curtin Sarawak out there! Would it be cool to forward send you media releases from time to time for posting on the site? You might also want to set up a link to our website at as our t our latest news is also available there.

Submitted by Paul Yong (not verified) on Wed, 2008-11-05 13:04.

We THANK for faithfully publishing this link on its web page. So far it has brought
in many viewers for this site.
However, I wish to inform all visitors to switch over to
our new upgraded site: for their coming visits.
Once again, we are grateful for the great contribution
given by both locally & internationally.
Please keep up the good service!

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Mon, 2008-09-29 17:23.

Hello, Duncan.

Thanks very much for the food review - you can go have a look at, a blog entirely dedicated to reviewing foods from in and around Miri (sometimes out of Miri).

I'm afraid that I might not be the same 'Ian' that you speak of. I've made a comment at your blog.

Thanks for commenting.

Submitted by Duncan Yip (not verified) on Mon, 2008-09-29 15:36.

Good Food in Miri

i think there's something i would like to share about good food in Miri. I seldom take Laksa but after i've try in this shop, i started to love it! It really suit my taste(might not be yours, but it seems to be crowded for most of the time lol) It is located in Krokop which is nearby a Perodua Showroom next to the Krokop roundabout. The shop is facing to a large garage and at below of Sport T-shirt(if you know where it is). I'm in kl right now and unfortunately i can't show you the photos of it. i kind of forget about the road name and the shop name already so if someone has gone there please take a shot of the place and the nice laksa to share here ok?

instead of the tasty laksa, there's a penang fried kueh teow is one of my favorite as well. it is located at Pelita Commercial Centre in a shop named erm...i forgot. hehehe... well i must admit that i'm a very absend minded person but hey, who cares ok? lol it is opposite of the Pelita Coffee Shop ok.

Chicken Rice - Country Chicken Rice behind Mega hotel is great too! (opposite of TOTO)(don't forget to ask for its tasty soup!)

Finally, Kolok Mee! Guys! if you come to Sarawak and have never try our kolok Mee you are considering had never been truly visited Sarawak! i mean it. lol i love canton mee at the market place. it's an old stall with old people who still running it. They have a branch now at Pelita Commercial Centre (commonly known as 2020) which located below this Hotspot Bistro! they have a very nice western food as well in Hotspot! You should go and try it. it's nearby Cherrie Berrie and Balcony!

Submitted by Duncan Yip (not verified) on Mon, 2008-09-29 15:12.

Well, I must compliment you on this site. I never thought that i could be able to keep track on what's really happening in Miri until i "accijdentally" ran into this site here. lol

I must say this is a very good work afterall. This Ian name really sounds familiar to me as i have a friend who always wanted to have a site like this of his. Really hope that you were him. Anyway, all the best to ya, pal! Keep up the great work!

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Fri, 2007-11-09 14:06.

Hi, PKTan, I've contacted your email. :) Thanks for commenting.

Submitted by pktan (not verified) on Wed, 2007-11-07 22:34.

Hello Ian, my name is Pk Tan.

First of all, congratulations for your great and useful site @

I came across your site recently and thought it was excellent - very comprehensive.

I was wondering if a link to Malaysia Travel Guide will be a good fit into your site.

Title: Malaysia Vacation

Malaysia Travel Guide is a personal project that's non-commercial / non-profit, the only purpose is gearing towards providing unbiased updated travel information and budget guidance for tourists. As well as promoting tourism Malaysia to the rest of the world.

You can learn more about me and the vision of this website @

I would also be interested to hear any comments or suggestions you have about the information / design on Malaysia Travel Guide.

Oh yah, please do let me know, Thanks!

Thank you for your time : ))

Warm regards,

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Wed, 2007-11-07 16:30.

Thanks Kevin, I contemplated putting this up but because you haven't yet even decided on a Miri date it makes it almost irrelevant and looks as if its an afterthought.

Until a date and venue is proposed, your comment posted here anyway will have to make do as an announcement for the moment. You may contact us at admin[at] when the official date and venue is decided.

We appreciate your feedback for informing us about this, we hope to hear from you soon with updated info.

Submitted by Kevin Chand (not verified) on Wed, 2007-11-07 15:56.

Please post this up into your events pages!

07East Music Recording & Deejay Skills Workshop

A FREE 3hour educational workshop which is fun, engaging, interactive and should not be missed! For all ages, from 12 - 70, we'll take you through a simple technique-style workhop to teach you how to make music, how to record sound, how to learn to be a dj fast, and how to have good audio in your videos.

Featuring DJ Domingo from Peru and Kevin 'ProTools' Chand. Domingo, is an all round musician; playing the keyboard, guitar and some percussion, deejay and salsa man. This guy also can sing and is very funny so be prepared for some laughter during the workshop too.

DJ Domingo from Peru - Salsa Latino Dance. Born in Peru, touring South East Asia - spinning Latin Dance Music at all the top venues and clubs such as Qbar, Zantica, Bed Supper Club, V9 at the sofitel, Casa Salsa, El Nino, The Salsa Club, La Rueda, Fogo Vivo, and Talisman.

Kevin is a technical geek and he seems to be studying all the time, learning new tricks, putting systems together and always budget and efficiency conscious, in other words, he'll be able to tell you how to get the best sound for the least amount of capital. he also fixes electronics so if you have one of your dad's old tube amps lying around, you might want to try get some advice from him.

The workshop in Kuching will be followed by a Latin Dance music event from 7.30pm till late. Admission for this is RM45 (pre-sale) and RM50 (at the door). Tickets available at Jambu Restaurant and is inclusive of Salsa Buffet, 2 drinks and heaps of great Latin music.

The workshop will launch on the 22nd Nov at 2nd Floor Bridge Times Square, followed by 24th Nov with collaboration with Jambu Restaurant, then to Miri (location and date to be disclosed later) and ends in Kota Kinabalu on the 30th at The Rock School.

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Tue, 2007-10-30 10:17.

Thanks anonymous, will correct the mistake.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 2007-10-28 23:32.

Under your section "Miri your second Home" there is a paragraph which states "Although their number is small is Miri, respect for them is high. The Indians and the Sikhs have their own temple. Although it is not a public holiday, Deepavali is celebrated just like the other festive celebrations except it is in a smaller scale."

I would like to point out that the word "Indian" is a race. Just like the word "Chinese". Do not distinguish the Sikhs from Indians. As mentioned earlier "Indians" are a race. Sikhs are a religion, just like Christians, Hindus and Muslims. Indians are a a multi religious society and are composed of all religions. It might be good idea to amendment the Incorrect statement.

Submitted by King Leonidas (not verified) on Sat, 2007-09-22 19:40.

This is Blasphemy! This is Madness! This is Sarawak!

Submitted by Paul Yong (not verified) on Sat, 2007-09-01 18:21.

Dear Webmaster,
I am a mirian. I too have a contribution to make for our miri people. I have created a handy and helpful website (http://dohisway,com) which brings information quickly and conveniently to its users. Please check this out to see it is appropriate to be included in your Miri Links column. Many thanks.

Submitted by Sie king (not verified) on Mon, 2007-08-27 07:14.

this is a good web.
i hope there will b a section about Miri's coming activities. so any coming activities we can know it here... to make sure we don miss the change to the nice actitvities. thankx

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Thu, 2007-08-23 14:38.

Hi lawlee, thanks for pointing out the lack of dining information. I've been wanting to do the segment however as even though I love food but I have trouble with knowing exactly what foods I'm eating, so this - and time - poses a problem.

Anyone reading this is encouraged to contribute and send in their own pictures and write-up / review on foods to be put up, credit will be given. We'll appreciated it. Please send it to admin(at)

Submitted by lawlee (not verified) on Wed, 2007-08-22 21:22.

Your Miri site is beautifully illustrated. The only regret is there is no information for food outlets for dining. Surely this is one of the most important essentials for any would-be visitors!

Submitted by Robin Dwyer (not verified) on Sun, 2007-07-29 17:30.

I lived in Miri (off Pujut 1) years ago.....13 to be exact. It was a wonderful place back'd just gotten the Holiday Inn & Rhiga Royal. I lived there for 2 years & really enjoyed my time there. The people were wonderful. I was searching to see if some of the "hot spots" of then are still around.....fond memories of "Benny's Lounge" & the "Boat Club". Hawaii Beach was also a favorite place to hang out. I missed it so much tonight that I had to go online searching for any old photos of the place I once called home. I've lived in many place and Miri is among the "tops" in my book! Thanks for having this website!

Submitted by QueBlur (not verified) on Mon, 2007-07-23 12:15.

wow..look like for now (23 July 2007, 12.10pm) is the first to choose "Slightly disappointed. Doesn't live up to hype."

i'm a pure Mirian. Born in miri, finish my study in miri and now working in miri. i'm not completely disappointed but just felt that miri should had done better, so much better.

we have so much to offer. yet those advantages is only in the hand of those few ppl. miri, for me is not a city and are still not ready to be a city. mentally we are not prepared, economically are not ready and so much more that we are not ready. i think, only miri's infrastructure is good enuf to be call a city.