Miri has always been known to have the more livelier nightlife compared to the other towns in Sarawak. The hotspots in Miri is concentrated in a small area in Survey area and the current happening one is called Cheerie Berries. It is has two floors where live music is played, and is usually packed especially on weekends. There is a balcony on the second floor, presumably a place to escape the smoky room.
Personally, I find the music a little too loud and the drinks watered down. But the crowd is there and if you want to go pub hopping, start drinking beer at the local
coffee shop and then make your way here when the night is just beginning.
Miri is the second largest city in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. The discovery of oil 100 years ago transformed Miri from a quiet fishing village into a wealthy city of around 300,000 people.
While Kuching's city mascot is the cat, Miri claimed the seahorse - famous for its gentle gracefulness. Despite a handful of high-rise hotels dotted around the city, Miri still retains the charm of a small town; the culturally-diverse people in Miri are very warm and friendly to visitors.
Alfresco Side-Walk Cafe
Ground Floor, Block 7 MCLD, Jalan Ngo King,
Pelita Commercial Centre,
Balcony Cafe & Pub
No. 341, First
Foor, Unity Centre, Miri Pujut Road,
271-272, 3rd Floor, Brighton Centre,
Jalan Temenggong Datuk Oyong Lawai Jau,
+60 85 423033
+60 85 417249
Miri Mountain Bike Club
Lot 2397, 1st
Floor Boulevard Commercial Centre,
+60 85 423589
Jln Wong Nai
Siong, above Sarawak Hotel,
Piasau Boat Club
+60 85 655313
+60 85 657249
Riviera Lounge (Kingwood Hotel)
+60 84 33 5888
+60 84 33 4559
2, opp. Li Hua Hotel,
The Ship Cafe
Lot 24, Piasau Garden,
The Rafflesia flower grows
up to a meter across and is among the strangest plants around.
Today it grows extremely rare in the world.
Despite having such a huge
flower the plant has no roots since it is parasitic.
It steals its
nutrients from plants to which it attaches itself.
The flower also
has a unique scent - of rotting meat. This attracts insects that
pollinate this strange bloom.
There is no way of telling when a
Rafflesia will pop up. But one of the best places to see them is the Gunung Gading National Park near Lundu, about two hours drive from
The park rangers keep careful watch on sprouting Rafflesia
and if you call the park beforehand, they will tell you the chances
of seeing one in bloom.