Painted with nothing more than spray paints and artistic skill, the Miri Balloon mural is an urban wall mural art painted on a blank wall in front of the High Street roundabout near the entrance to Time Square.
To picture Miri when the township came to know oil, we have to project ourselves into a very different past. When the original Shell men arrived, it consisted of 20 scattered houses and a few shops. These included a bazaar, a gambling farm, a pawn shop and an Arab shop. The trade of Miri consisted chiefly of jelutong, brassware, belachan and budu.