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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Salak Fruit Aka Snake Fruit

The bunch of salak fruits that I bought

I brought my mum to the tamu at E-Mart in Miri as she has never been there. We saw a lot of salak and decided to buy some to try. The fruit, with its reddish-brown scaly skin, looks disgusting at sight as the fruit peel resembles scales of a snake. Known also as snake fruit, the ugly fruit is such ...

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Zee Avi’s Homecoming Concert In Miri

Zee Avi

Pint-sized and endlessly musical Malaysian singer-songwriter, guitarist and ukulele player Zee Avi will be performing a special homecoming concert on July 7 at the Miri Indoor Stadium courtesy of the Sarawak State Government. I am a fan of hers and I would love to attend the concert. Unfortunately I will be in Bintangor on July 7 for the Bintangkian Lau ...

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