Miri

Ever Tasted Green Noodles?

Chong Chon Green Noodle

A couple of days ago, my brother brought me to ChicWan in Central Park to try out the Chong Chon Green Noodle. When my brother told me about the green noodle, my first impression was this must be a green consumerism marketing gimmick. What are green noodles? They are noodles made with flour and spinach. David, the owner of the ...

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Unwind At Kingwood Boutique Hotel

Kingwood Boutique Hotel

Kingwood Boutique Hotel opened its door on September 23 after a very extensive renovation to upgrade the hotel into an upscale luxury boutique hotel. Nestled in the midst of North Yu Seng commercial area, the style of the 49-room hotel seamlessly blends old-school charm with contemporary elegance. Surfaces are finished in natural wood and stone, set against an earthy colour ...

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Delight Your Palate At The Little Chef

The Little Chef

The Little Chef has carved a name for its fast service and good food. Located in Boulevard Commercial Centre near Maybank, it is easy to find as it has a huge signboard. We have been there so many times that we have lost count. On our latest visit a couple of nights ago, we ordered honey spare ribs, cabbage fried ...

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Have You Ever Tasted A Buah Binjai?

The buah binjai that I ate

I was at Emart last night when I came across a tamu vendor selling a fruit that looks like a large size chiku. The vendor told me that it is buah binjai (scientific name Mangifera caesia) and that it has a sweet & sour taste. She said many Bruneians like the fruit very much. Piqued with curiosity, I decided to ...

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In The Mood For Vegan? Try Vegan House!

Vegan House Miri

If your meals consistently revolve around corpse multiple times daily, you might become one sooner than you planned. ~ Kris Carr No…..I am not a vegetarian. I came across the above quotation online and thought it might give you food for thought. I had a late breakfast with my wife so for lunch, we decided to go for something light. ...

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The Tragic Love Story Of Jimmy & Faridah

The remains of Faridah is kept in the office of SFC at H58

The Piasau Nature Reserve, which encompasses the Piasau Camp, about 6km north of the city centre, was gazetted as a nature reserve on December 31, 2013. Piasau Camp thus became the first residential area in Sarawak to be converted into a nature reserve mainly because of the presence of hornbills. This paves way for conservation efforts and greater appreciation of ...

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An Amazing Trip To Piasau Nature Reserve

One of the hornbills

I have been to Piasau Nature Reserve twice in the past few weeks hoping to photograph the hornbills there but on both occasions, I failed to spot the hornbills. I went there again at about 8am this morning after getting tips from Josephine Lim, my ex-colleague in Brunei, who had successfully photographed the hornbills. After parking my car at the ...

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Experience The Unique Flavours At Sun City Cafe

Sun City Cafe

The unique flavours at Sun City Cafe offer a welcome change to the local dining experience. If you want to have a great Indian food experience, drop by the cafe in Centre Point Miri. It is located in the same row of shophouses as Standard Chartered Bank. It is a very basic joint with air-conditioning but hardly any décor. If ...

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Breakfast At Hainan Cafe

A photo of an old man making coffee

We went for breakfast at Hainan Cafe situated at the Miri Waterfront. There were quite a lot customers when we arrived at the cafe. That, to me, is a good sign. Interesting photos depicting some old Hainan coffeeshop scenes and a photo of the Kuching Hainan Association building adorn the walls of the cafe. I ordered a Hainan kopi-o while ...

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