Miri is a coastal city in northeastern Sarawak, Malaysia and located near the Brunei border, on the island of Borneo. With a rich social and economic history that dates back to the 1800s due to petroleum discovery, Miri has emerged as the second biggest urban centre in Sarawak with a population of 358,020 people.
Miri is a city with more than 30 races and ethnic groups living in harmony together. Iban (29.3%) is the largest ethnic group in Miri. This is followed by Chinese (26.8%), Malay (18.2%), Melanau (3.1%), Bidayuh (1.3%) and others.
There is great diversity in terms of languages spoken in Miri. Malay and English are the two official languages of Sarawak.
The climate is pleasant with frequent tropical showers throughout the year. November to March is rainy whilst April to October is drier. The average temperature in Miri is between 24 °C and 31 °C.
Eight hours ahead (+8) of GMT and 16 hours ahead (+16) of U.S. Pacific Standard Time.
The unit of currency is Malaysian Ringgit, indicated as ‘RM’
A Must Visit Places In Miri
Gunung Mulu National Park
Lambir Hills National Park
Loagan Bunut National Park
Bukit Tiban National Park
Tanjong Lobang Beach
Kuala Baram Westlands
Piasau Nature Reserve Visitor Centre
Miri Crocodile Farm
Canada Hill/ The Grand Oil Lady
Miri City Fan Recreation Park
Miri Public Park
Miri Central Park
Miri Handicraft Centre