"Sarawak’s second city is the birthplace of Malaysia’s oil industry. It offers convenient access to national parks, caves and beaches. You have to discover our favourite bars in Miri for a quiet drink, karaoke and watching sports."
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,
Lot 238, 1st
Floor, Jalan Maju, Taman Jade Manis,
Gymkhana ( GCM ) Club
+60 85 439293
+60 85 418407
Kelab Shell Lutong (KSL )
+60 85 452453
Miri Anglers' Club
Jalan Jee Foh, Krokop,
+60 85 413550
+60 85 414358
Miri Motor Sports Club
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 Kuching.
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.