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Miri in Malaysia
Written by Siddhi on June 8, 2020 Share on

8 Top Things To Do in Miri, Malaysia With Your Loved Ones!

Miri is a city located on the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia, which is found on Borneo island. It’s Sarawak’s second-largest city, with a population of around 235,000. Miri got its start thanks to an oil field which was first drilled in 1910. Today, visitors flock to Miri for a variety of reasons. There are lots of national parks in the area so the city has been a gateway to exploring these beautiful areas. There are also museums and temples to explore for those who are interested in history and culture. And of course, there are plenty of treats for the foodies to enjoy, from sit-down restaurants serving up Chinese and Japanese food to markets selling local foods. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite things to do in Miri, Malaysia. So keep on reading and explore the options.

1. Watch Sunset At Coco Cobana

Sunset at Miri
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Coco Cabana is one of Miri’s most popular attractions. It’s an event space, putting on concerts, festivals, and other events. But even if there’s no event on, it’s a popular place to visit. You can often find a food market and art exhibitions on site. And it’s an excellent spot to take in the beauty of Miri. It looks out onto the sea and is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the water. So why not grab some food from the market and take a seat to watch the beautiful reds and oranges take over the sky?

2. Miri’s History At Canada Hill

Canada Hill in Miri
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A great way to learn more about this area’s history is to pay a visit to Canada Hill. It’s a limestone ridge from which you get stunning views over the city. But it offers more than pretty views. It’s also the site of the Grand Old Lady, a monument to oil in Miri. And nearby is the Petroleum Museum, where you can learn more about oil in this country and the technology used since the early 1900s. If this sounds great, you might be interested in this Viator tour which lasts three hours and visits a variety of additional attractions, including Miri Handicraft Centre.

3. Night Safari At Kuala Sibuti

Fancy looking for wildlife by moonlight? Then this tour is perfect for you. It starts at 3 pm, lasting about six hours, and will bring you to three different locations. You’ll first start out at MYY Fruit Farm, where you will receive a tour of the farm which grows papaya, pineapples, and coconut. If the fruit is in season, you’re welcome to pick some and enjoy a fresh taste. Following the tour of the farm, you’ll head to Tusan Beach where you’ll watch the sunset over the water. Finally, you’ll make your way to Kuala Sibuti where you’ll enjoy a night safari after dinner. The night safari will take you on the river where you’ll watch for nocturnal animals like fireflies and crocodiles. This is a great way to experience three very different aspects of Miri.

4. Cave History At Niah National Park

Niah Caves in Miri
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The area that Niah National Park sits on human settlement dating back to 40,000 years ago. As such, it offers plenty of historic things to explore. There are caves to explore and the park boasts one of the largest cave entrances in the world. There are even cave drawings dating back to the Iron Age so you can explore prehistoric artwork. The caves are also the places where remains dating back 40,000 years have been found so you can really feel like you’re stepping back in history when you enter them. Of course, if caves aren’t your thing, you can also walk the trails in the park and enjoy the surroundings. Do be sure to bring appropriate gear, such as good walking shoes, a headlamp if you intend to enter the caves and water.

5. Bario Highlands

Bario Highlands in Borneo
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The Bario Highlands is an isolated plateau which sits around 3,500 feet above sea level. It’s a popular spot to visit for those who want to trek the surrounding jungle. If this sounds up your alley, you can join and tour and really get to experience the Bario Highlands. This tour includes plenty of hiking in the mountains, a trip to a farm, and meals and activities at a resort. It’s a great way to explore this area with a guide who can tell you everything you need to know.

6. Talk a walk through Miri City Fan Recreation Park

Named so because it resembles a fan from the air, Miri City Fan Recreation Park is a community park which spans 26 acres (11 hectares). Built-in the 1990s, it offers residents and visitors plenty to do in the outdoors. You can stroll through the botanical garden and check out the pretty flowers. Or go for a swim at the pool on a hot day. There’s also an amphitheatre, a promenade, Islamic and Chinese gardens, and a musical fountain. Plus, Pustaka Miri, the public library, sits in the park. On a beautiful day, spending the afternoon in the park is a great way to enjoy the weather and stretch your legs.

7. Gaze up at Tusan Cliff

Tuson Cliff, which sits on Tusan Beach in Malaysia. This cliff is notable because the rocky formation takes the shape of a horse taking a drink of water from the sea. We definitely recommend taking a camera along and getting some good shots of this neat formation. And of course, while you’re at the beach, you can dip your toes into the ocean or try and catch the sunset. It’s a quiet beach so it’s likely to be a relaxing time.

8. Jog At Taman Bulatan Park

If you’re itching to get some exercise during your trip, why not go for a run? Taman Bulatan Park is just the place to do that. The rubbing track is wide and stretches along the park’s two man-made lakes so you’ll have nice scenery to enjoy while you move your legs. If biking is more your thing, there’s also biking lanes to use. There’s also a playground where kids can release some energy.

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