Remembering My Kolej Tun Datu Tuanku Haji Bujang Days

Photo taken near a rock pedestal in Hick's Bay

It was in December 1976 that I bade farewell to Kolej Tun Datu Tuanku Haji Bujang after spending two years there doing my Form Six as a boarding student. Those two years were two of the happiest years of my life. It was where I really learned to be independent. I bet all my Kolej mates who were fellow boarders ...

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I Am A Lucky Guy!

That is me as a kid sitting on my dad's three-wheel "Harley-Davidson" in Binatang

I am a lucky guy! Lucky to have been born in Sarawak, the Land of the Hornbills where there had never been a need for 1Malaysia to instill racial harmony among the people. Laidback, peaceful and beautiful. Lucky to have spent the first seventeen years of my life in Binatang (now Bintangor). Yes, the Animal Town where everybody seemed to ...

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Please Don’t Sweep Everything Under The Carpet!

A shed near some coconut trees

The Luak Bay Esplanade, 11km south of Miri by the coastal highway, has an attractive 7-kilometre white sand beach, making it a popular spot for outings, picnics and barbecues. With ample parking spaces and a public toilet, it is the most popular beach spot In Miri after Taman Selera. There are stalls selling drinks and local delights such as keropok ...

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Oh, What A Shame!

View from the jetty

Brighton Beach, also known as Tanjung Lobang Beach, is probably the most popular beach in Miri and it forms part of Taman Selera, Miri’s oldest recreational park. Since my retirement at the end of May this year, I have been to this beach several times. I find it a great place to have a stroll and to just relax and ...

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A Visit To MYY Mall In Lutong

Masjid An-Naim Lutong and the Anglican Good Shepherd Church which are located side by side.

On the spur of the moment, I decided to drop by MYY Mall this morning to go to the top floor where Semporna Food Court was operating with the sole intention of taking some photos of the Masjid An-Naim Lutong and the Anglican Good Shepherd Church which are located side by side. The feelings of brotherhood among local Christians and ...

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A Visit To Pasar Tamu Emart Miri

Each container costs RM10 and contains about 12-13 worms

A visit to the Pasar Tamu Emart can be an interesting way to kill time on a lazy Sunday. I have an Indonesian friend by the name of Dr Adrian Pangabean who has a PhD degree in economics. Whenever he visits a foreign country, he likes to visit the market and just walk around looking at the prices of vegetables, ...

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Soar Like A Kite!

imagination is the highest kite one can fly

Life is like flying a kite. It was Lauren Bacall who said that imagination is the highest kite one can fly. True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. The humble kite is usually associated with liveliness, joy, fun, energy, youthfulness and freedom. A soaring kite is a classic image representing living life to the fullest. ...

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Miri City Fan Beckons!

A busy bee

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just strolling in a park? Do you know that spending time in a nice park correlates with our overall well-being? In Miri, you have no excuses for not spending some time in a park. You are spoilt for choices. You can visit Taman Selera today and Taman Awam tomorrow. Or ...

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The Serenity Of Taman Awam Miri

Taman Awam entrance

A well-designed park is more than green space in the midst of a concrete jungle–it makes a city lovable and livable, allowing us to get away from the bustle and hustle of the city. Such a park becomes quite literally an oasis and the greenery can bring about an epiphany no less intense than a beautiful painting. And Taman Awam ...

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