Street Art in Miri

Gua Niah , hornbill and Malay girl in sampan

I find street art rather fascinating and have made it a point to visit street art venues in places that I visit. I particularly like the street art of Melbourne and Penang but I find the street art on the walls of Ta Kiong Emporium in Sibu rather disappointing. I drive by Miri Heritage Centre almost every day and have ...

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Smart Bookshop Miri & The Vision of Paradise

Smart Bookshop Miri

Being an avid reader, I was pleased that Smart Bookshop Sdn Bhd has recently opened a branch on Level 1 Permaisuri Imperial Mall. With a lot of free time on my hands today, I dropped in the bookstore to browse around the store. The store carries a wide range of books and stationery but it is unlikely that you will ...

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Brekkie At Ming Xin Coffee House Miri

Fried kueh tiaw

I dropped by HSBC this morning to do some personal banking via their ATM machine. Realising that it has been quite a while since we last visited the Ming Xin Coffee House located in the front portion of the building, my wife and I decided to have breakfast there. During our previous visits, we have enjoyed their fried kueh tiaw ...

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A Wedding Photo Shoot Site Off The Beaten Path In Miri


Are you hunting down a place for your wedding photo shoot location but have no idea where to go? You want a location that is not so commonly used for wedding photo shoot in Miri. You are looking for something different. You don’t even want to consider the well-known parks in Miri like the City Fan, Taman Awan and Bulatan ...

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A Burst of Yellow Flames

The yellow flame (Peltophorum pterocarpum ) tree behind the Hong Leong Bank

I was walking from my office near Wang Tze Tai Café to the Hong Leong Bank opposite Mega Hotel this afternoon when I saw that the yellow flame (Peltophorum pterocarpum ) tree behind the bank was bursting with yellow flowers. After work, I took my compact Canon S100 and went to take photos of the tree and its flowers. These ...

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The Most Beautiful Golden Shower Trees In Miri

The golden showers of the Cassia fistula

Every time the golden shower (Cassia Fistula) trees along Jalan Krokop across the road from UMW Toyota Service Centre are in full bloom, I feel enthralled by their beauty. For the past couple of weeks, two of the trees have been profusely covered with yellow flowers and are almost devoid of leaves. Bunches of flowers hang in long pendulous racemes ...

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Good News For Waffle Fans….Wafflehaus Miri Is Open For Business

The Interior of Wafflehaus

Lazy Sunday. We ended up at the newly opened Waffleshaus for breakfast. The outlet with waffle concept is the first of its kind in Miri and is located at Centre Point 1 behind Lorenzo. The outlet offers specially homemade waffles with many variations on the menu. The classic series offers Classic Waffle, Sweet Milk Waffle, Ice-cream Waffle, Nuttella Waffle, Peanut ...

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The Best Laksa In Miri


CNN Travel ranked Penang Assam Laksa 7th out of the 50 most delicious food in the world. And I think that is because CNN hasn’t tried Sarawak laksa! Sarawak laksa is a unique Sarawakian dish of beehoon (rice vermicelli) in a fragrant soup made from a base of chicken soup, sambal belacan, sour tamarind, garlic, galangal, lemon grass and coconut ...

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Brazilian Longans Or Whatever

The kilo of Brazilian longans that I bought

I have heard about longans the size of ping pong balls but it was only yesterday that I finally came across them in a shop near Tasty Point in Miri. The longans were touted to be Brazilian longans and were selling for RM12 a kilogram. I could not resist buying a kilo to try them out. Because of their big ...

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