Bekenu is a small fishing town near Miri, approximately 46 kilometres away from Miri city center. The town has a few very historical rows of shophouses dating back to the 1930s, and a fish market with the usual food centers.
Tusan Beach is a beautiful beach area near Tusan about an hour's travel time from the city. Along the smooth sandy beach, coral reefs, a waterfall, several cliffsides and a defining feature; a large cliff with a arch eroded through it.
Bahasa Sarawak, or Sarawak Language is a common language used by most Sarawakians. English is widely spoken and understood, along Mandarin & major chinese dialects. Miri is proud to boast racial harmony amongst a population of 2.1 million who adhere to a variety of traditions, practices and religions. Sarawak is secular.