6 Must Visit Places in Miri 美里必去的地方

1. Crocodile Farm & Mini Zoo: Just 33 minutes from Miri city centre, lets you come face to face with more than 1000 Estuarine Crocodiles and Malayan Gharials. Watch them swim and laze about, or witness their feeding. Walking through their mini zoo, you can see exotic animals such as Sun Bears, Gibbons, Porcupines, Phythons and Southern Cassowary. The Farm spans 22 acres with natural breeding enclosures and man-made ponds and is registered with the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

2. Tua Pek Kong Temple: Located on River Road next to the Fish Market, the Tua Pek Kong was built in 1913 by Chinese traders working in Miri in reverence of their gods and goddesses. This temple is the oldest in Miri and one of the few buildings in the city to survive World War II. With intricate, detailed and colourful architecture, the Tua Pek Kong is a well preserved cultural and religious legacy and cornerstone of the Buddhists of Miri.

3. Grand Old Lady & Petroleum Museum: This is the first oil well in East Malaysia, situated loftily atop the Canada Hill limestone ridge overlooking Miri. The Grand Old Lady ran 62 years from 1910 to 1972, and was restored in 1973 as a historical monument. A Petroleum Museum was created right next to it, offering a look into how the oil well turned Miri from a sleepy fishing village into a bustling oil town.

4. Coco Cabana: At Marina Bay, Miri, located right next to the iconic Seahorse Lighthouse. It features a serene seaside ambiance and unforgettable view of the Miri coastline from all sides, as well as a cafe and a gift shop. It often becomes the location for local night market events and food booths.

5. Tamu Muhibbah: A busy local market, offering a vast array of exotic produce, handicrafts, and food from throughout the region. Everything is up for sale, from seasonal jungle product, rice from Bario Highlands and jungle game like bats and wild boar, to local sculptures, carvings and rattan weavins of the indigenous people from the interior of Sarawak. The Tamu or 'market' is a great photo opportunity and peer into the daily lives of the local people of Miri.

6. Miri Handicraft Centre: It showcases the ethnic arts and crafts of the people of Northern Sarawak. Stalls in the Centre are run by the local craftspeople themselves, with art like basket and mat weaving from the Iban, Penan, Melanau and Bidayuh communities using rattan, tree bark, sago leaves and other plants. Beadwork by the Orang Ulu people and Pua Kumbu textiles from the Iban women can be found here as well, while the occasional cultural performances takes place on the weekends.

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