Canada Hill

Lonely Planet review

The low ridge 2km southeast of the town centre was the site of Malaysia’s first oil well, the Grand Old Lady , drilled in 1910. Appropriately, the old derrick stands right outside the Petroleum Museum , whose interactive exhibits, some designed for kids, are a good, pro-Big Oil introduction to the hugely lucrative industry that has so enriched Miri (and Malaysia’s federal government).

The hill itself is a popular exercise spot, and it’s worth driving up here at sunset (it’s a bit far to walk) for the views across town to the South China Sea.