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A Closer Look to Miri: The Transit City in Sarawak

It’s been 3 months since I came back from my Borneo trip, and I’m still yet to finish the complete posts of my whole travel on the island. But bear with me, as I’m trying to be as productive as I can. Not only for the trip, but also for some other topics that I’d like to cover as well.

Anyway, after I previously covered West Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo, as well as Kuching and Sibu in Sarawak, it’s time for me to cover yet another city in Sarawak. And this time, I’m gonna talk about the third city that I’ve visited there: Miri.

First of all, Miri itself is just a typical big city. However, there are some places around there that might get you to end up there. Be it because you’re interested in visiting Niah Caves in the suburb area, or you’re on your way to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Yes, the city is the tourist gateway for some infamous places in the eastern part of Sarawak. Apart from Niah and Gunung Mulu, there are also some other destinations like Lambir Hills or even Tusau Beach. Whichever your main destination is, Miri is indeed a transit city to get you there.

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The Room Hotel, Miri: The Best Budget Hotel in Sarawak

As you might already know from some of my previous posts, I managed to visit 4 cities (and a small town) in Sarawak during my Borneo trip. One of them was Miri.

Miri is a coastal city in southeastern Sarawak, East Malaysia. Known as the location of the first oil well drilling in entire Malaysia, it wasn’t a surprise to see some rapid development in the city.

With its location that is relatively not so far from Bruneian, Bruneian also often make it their short getaway for either doing groceries or just spending some time to enjoy the nightlife in the city. Other than that, Miri has got some places to offer in the suburb like Niah Caves or Tusan Beach.

Based on my experience making a stop in Miri, it’s fair to say that Miri is just a typical transit city. Everything worth visiting is quite a distance from the city center.

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The Summary of My Borneo Trip: Where I’ve Been and Why I Chose Them

Hey, get ready for a long post!!

It’s been almost two weeks since I arrived back home from my Borneo trip. I swear I really wanted to write a post about this earlier, but darn the post-vacation blues situation is real over here.

Also, by the time I reached Sibu in Borneo, I got a problem with the keyboard on my laptop to the point I totally lost my desire to write. Now that I’m home, I’ve purchased yet another keyboard to smash. 😐

Well, since it took almost a month for me to explore Borneo on my own, this post won’t do the justice about what I’ve seen throughout my trip. I’ll create some more follow-up updates about each place I’ve been or how it’s been.

So, in this post I’ll be focusing on the where and the whys.

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