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Introducing Miri

The dynamic oil town of Miri is busy and modern – not much about it is Borneo – but there’s plenty of money sloshing around so the eating is good, the broad avenues are brightly lit and there’s plenty to do when it’s raining. The city’s friendly guesthouses are a good place to meet other travellers. The population is about 40% Dayak (mainly Iban), 30% Chinese and 18% Malay.

Miri serves as a major transport hub, so if you’re travelling to/from Brunei, Sabah, the Kelabit Highlands or the national parks of Gunung Mulu, Niah or Lambir Hills, chances are you’ll pass this way.