Miri offers many untapped tourism opportunities amid recovery MCO — by Leesan

Miri’s wonderful seahorse sculpture. — Photos: LEESAN

 

Miri, Sarawak was granted city status in 2005, and today, it has a population of 350,000. It’s a beautiful place flanked by rolling hills and the crystal clear ocean, and has a wealth of natural resources.

Miri, Sarawak was granted city status in 2005, and today, it has a population of 350,000. It’s a beautiful place flanked by rolling hills and the crystal clear ocean, and has a wealth of natural resources.

On the day of our arrival, the city mayor Adam Yii joined us for a meal at a seafood restaurant.

There were 35 of us visiting Miri, and Yii took it upon himself to tell us all some interesting anecdotes about the city, the state and its many diverse cultures.

We learned that there are 28 indigenous groups in the state, making Sarawak the most ethnically diverse place in Malaysia. Its harmonious multiracial lifestyle is truly exemplary.

Moving around the 4,707sq km city is like wandering into a “Mini Sarawak”.

 

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