Miri

Haze

Haze

The haze is back again, Our prayers have been in vain, The green and blue are subdued, Overcome by brown and grey hues.   The acrid smell permeates the air, Lingering in our clothes and hair, The smoke irritates our noses, As we inhale pollutants in small doses.   The Pollutants Standard Index is rising, The government doesn’t seem to ...

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Jimmy & Juliet

Jimmy & Juliet

In Piasau Nature Reserve, Authorities strive to preserve, A small colony of hornbills, With their long down-curved bills. The death of Faridah sparked a public outcry, At the brutal hands of poachers she died, Leaving behind a heartbroken Jimmy, Sad as a man running on empty. Like a phoenix rising out of ashes, Jimmy has emerged from his sadness, His ...

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Korea Heritage Restaurant Miri

The bibimbap

Korea Heritage Restaurant has been operating at Marina Square in Miri since the latter part of last year but it was only yesterday that we dropped by the restaurant for dinner. It was about 6pm when we arrived and we were the only customer. We ordered mushroom jeon, fish jeon, rice cake, bibimbap and torikatsu as well as a pot ...

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Grand Old Lady

Grand Old Lady

The Grand Old Lady lives alone, High on Canada Hill, You may think she must be forlorn, But that is not how she feels.   Towering thirty metres above ground, Famous landmark she has become, Malaysia’s first cable-tool oil well is her crown, Also known as Miri Well Number One to some.   At over one hundred and five years ...

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Indiscriminate Parking & Parking Hogs

Parking Hogs

What annoys me the most in Miri, Are those who park like dimwits, With parking hogs adding to the melee, Mirians are driven to anger fits. Parking hogs are the worst ever, They are not playing by the rules, Reserving parking spots in ways they think are clever, Causing Mirians much parking blues. Business owners shoot themselves in the foot, ...

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What An Incredible Reunion!

Reunion dinner group (Photo credit William Ting)

The Kolej Tun Datu Tuanku Haji Bujang Year 1975-1976 Reunion is now history but it has been etched into the memory of those who made it to the function. I am one of the committee members and I take pride in the post-reunion accolades from the participants. Mr Ong Siang Phiaw, for instance, personally texted me, saying that the reunion ...

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My First Ever Live Interview On RedFM Sarawak

Rosalind & me

At about 10.15am this morning, my handphone rang. Glancing at it, I saw that the caller was Abang Mohd Tosen. He said he was ready to pick me up but I told him I was not ready yet as I had asked him to pick me at around 11.30am. I quickly shut down my laptop and went to change into ...

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Juliet Is Going To Be A Mum!

A notice informing the public that Juliet is in nest

I have not been to Piasau Nature Reserve for more than two months. I remember seeing Jimmy and Juliet mating when I visited the reserve on October 19 so I have the sudden urge to visit the reserve this evening to see if anything has evolved from that mating. I was in for a little shock. I used to park ...

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