Welcome to Miri


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. The city’s friendly guesthouses are a great place to meet other travellers, and the new Marina Parkcity area offers modern cafes, restaurants and bars.

Miri lies on a narrow coastal plain between the South China Sea and a series of low, crumbly hills that were once covered in oil derricks. The population is about 40% Dayak (mainly Iban), 30% Chinese and 18% Malay.


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$82.68 Cultural & Theme Tours

Historical Niah National Park Day Trip from Miri

After pickup from centrally located hotels in Miri, take a 90-minute drive to Niah National Park, home to the Niah Caves. While Niah is one of Sarawak’s smaller national parks, it is certainly one of the most important, as it is home to Borneo's oldest human remains, which date back 40,000 years. On this day trip you'll visit the archaeological site of the oldest settlement of Homo sapiens in the region. Upon arrival, register at park headquarters, then travel with your guide by boat across a narrow river. You'll hike for about an hour before arriving at a limestone cave, home to bats, swiftlets, and other specially adapted animals. Let your guide point out the wide variety of plant life in the forest, which covers some 7,756 acres (3,102 hectares) in the park. The 1,294-foot (394-meter) peak of Gunung Subis dominates the landscape. A quiet walk allows for birdlife and other small forest creatures to appear. Explore the vastness of the Great Cave, where you'll find a skull on display along with tools made out of stone, bone, and iron. Not to be missed is the Painted Cave, the site of prehistoric cave paintings as well as wooden coffin ‘death-ships' whose contents are exhibited at the Sarawak Museum.You'll stop at the park canteen for a provided lunch before returning to your Miri hotel.

$68.13 Outdoor Activities

Blue Tears Sighting at Tusan Beach

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tusan Beach, Miri, Miri District, SarawakTusan Beach boasts a long white sandy beach with a gentle slope and is a secret paradise for those who love beautiful sunset scenery .Duration: 45 minutes

$35 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Vehicles For Rent

Sabah is well-connected domestically and internationally. The main gateway to Sabah is the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) situated about 20 minutes away from the city. Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia provide daily direct flights to Sabah from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city.Internationally, Sabah is accessible from Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, Taipei, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and South Korea. The flights that operate here include Silk Air, Cathay Pacific, Royal Brunei Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, China Southern, Dragonair, MASwings, Fire Fly, Indonesia Air Asia and Malindo Air. Visitors from Australia can also arrive in Sabah via Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Airlines also has direct domestic flights to Kota Kinabalu from Johor Bahru, Kuching, Sibu, and Miri, with in-state service to Sandakan and other towns. AirAsia has direct domestic flights from Johor Bahru. Our company City Transportation Services (CTS) provides Perodua Bezza 1.3 Premium X (Auto) 2019 car rental services to anyone who wants to drive their own car around Kota Kinabalu city. We offer Free of Charge vehicle delivery services to customers throughout Kota Kinabalu including hotels and Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA). Affordable Rental Rates: RM140/per day RM125/per day (2-3 days) RM115/per day (4-5 days) RM100/per day (7 days and above) Required Documents: • MyKad/Passport copy • Driving License copy • Guarantor/Reference • Refundable Security Deposit + Rental (Payable before taking vehicle) For reservations & Inquiries:Call or Whatsapp:+60165824952+60162091295+6088215405Email: citycarfleet@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/citytransportationservices

$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Miri Half Day City Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Asni Tours & Travels, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah PersekutuanPick up is at 9.00AM or 1.00PM. You will meet our friendly English Speaking driver at your hotel lobby.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The Grand Old Lady, Miri, Miri District, SarawakMalaysia 1st Oil WellThe Grand Old Lady located at Canada Hill. It represents the petroleum history of Miri which is almost a century old and is one of the places of interest in Miri. This oil well is no longer in production of crude oil and it has been declared a protected historical site by the Sarawak Government. There is an observatory platform where visitors can have an excellent view of Miri City. Next to this oil well is the newly completed Petroleum Science Museum. Miraculously, the oil well was one of the very few structures that was spared from the bombings, fires and other attacks of World War II.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Grand Old Lady, Miri, Miri District, SarawakMalaysia 1st Oil WellThe Grand Old Lady located at Canada Hill. It represents the petroleum history of Miri which is almost a century old and is one of the places of interest in Miri. This oil well is no longer in production of crude oil and it has been declared a protected historical site by the Sarawak Government. There is an observatory platform where visitors can have an excellent view of Miri City. Next to this oil well is the newly completed Petroleum Science Museum. Miraculously, the oil well was one of the very few structures that was spared from the bombings, fires and other attacks of World War II.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Petroleum Museum, Miri, Miri District, SarawakPetroleum Museum has various exhibits that show us the history of the petroleum industry in Sarawak. The museum itself is a modern design, completed in 2005. Being partially financed by Petronas, Malaysia’s giant oil company, it bears some similarity to the Petrosains Museum in KLCC in Kuala Lumpur. Good place to get a bird’s eye view of Miri. You can see offshore oil rigs and oil supply vessels from here. This is an interesting museum for geology students or those wanting information on the history of oil exploration in Sarawak. Since it’s free and there’s not a great deal else to see in Miri, it should be on most tourists’ itineraries.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Miri Handicraft Centre, Miri, Miri District, SarawakMiri Handicraft Centre showcases all sorts of unique and handmade art craft, T-shirts, bead work and many more. It is definitely a place that you must stop by to have a short shopping spree for native handicrafts before going back to your hometown. There are various stalls in the centre and so, the choices and options are uncountable with vibrant colors and unique crafting. These stalls are all run by individuals. Regularly, you can see the locals, mostly elderly, hand craft their products live on the spot. Besides crafting and bead work, there are more products selling in the centre including the Penan mats and bakestry items. Wood tied bracelet and necklace are to be seen around too. The building that houses the handicraft centre has rich historical means as it is previously functioned as the Community Hall of Miri state.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Tua Pek Kong TempleThe Tua Pek Kong Temple is a dedicated to the deity most beloved by overseas Chinese. According to local legend, work started in the temple in 1913, in order to give thanks to the deity for helping to end a mysterious epidemic. The temple is situated right next to the Miri Fish Market, where the local catch is landed early every morning. An enormous variety of fresh fish and seafood is sold here.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Tamu KhasTamu Khas is the native market, where a variety of stalls are selling various tropical fruits and vegetables. Among the favourites are Ikan Terubok Masin, Bario Rice & salt.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Lian Hua San Ching Tien Temple, Miri, Miri District, SarawakTaoist temple – San Ching Tian temple was one of the largest Taoist temples in Southeast Asia. The superb red roof, elegant lotus design and the delightful wind chimes make this a very impressive and atmospheric place of worship.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Coco Cabana, Miri, Miri District, SarawakCoco Cabana is the latest landmark of Miri which houses the 25 meters high seahorse light house. Besides that, you can find varieties of local food stalls (only open from late evening). Enjoy the local food while having a magnificent view of the South China Sea during sunset.Duration: 30 minutes

$53 Cultural & Theme Tours

Miri Full Day Heritage Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Asni Tours & Travels, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah PersekutuanPick up is at 9.00AM. You will meet our friendly English speaking driver at your hotel lobby.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Lambir Hills National Park, Miri, Miri District, SarawakIban LonghouseTour starts with an hour drive to Entulang Longhouse. An Iban Longhouse with about 30 families. Upon arrival at the Longhouse, the chief of the longhouse will invite you to visit and tour around the longhouse and see their communal living quarters. Longhouses are actually a number of rooms linked together but sharing a common 'ruai' – a verandah where traditional ceremonies are performed in the olden days. You will have a chance to try the famous rice wine 'tuak' brewed locally. Later proceed with another 15 minutes’ drive to arrive Lambir Hills National Park. Visit the park and you may just find one of the many plant and insect species that ecologist think exist in Lambir, but which have not yet been described. You may also spot some of the 157 types of bird that live in the park as you wander the trails of this fascinating forest. Other wild animals here include Gibbons, Tarsiers, and even clouded leopard. However, chances to spot them is higher for guests in small groups due to their sensitiveness to humans.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Latak WaterfallTrail to Latak Waterfall by crossing a suspension bridge which takes about 15 minutes’ . End your walk by relaxing at one of the shelters. You can swim at the waterfall & enjoy the cool refreshing mountain stream. There are changing rooms located nearby for your convenience, so don't forget to pack your towel and swimsuits along.Duration: 1 hour

$70 Kid Friendly

Miri Nature Trails at Niah National Park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Asni Tours & Travels, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah PersekutuanPick up at 9.00 AM. You will meet our friendly English speaking driver at your hotel lobby.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Niah National Park, Miri, Miri District, SarawakNiah National ParkKnown for the site where a 40,000 year old human remains were discovered, Niah National Park offers jungle walk, Iban longhouse and cave experiences.Niah National Park provides some interesting and impressive sights. The area was a major centre of human settlement as early as 40,000 years ago, and features one of the world’s largest cave entrances, Palaeolithic and Neolithic burial sites and iron-age cave paintings.Transfer to Niah National Park which takes a 1 ½ hrs drive to the Park. Upon arrival, take a boat to cross the Niah River and visit Niah Museum. Traders Cave, The Great CaveAfter museum visit, proceed on 3 KM plank walk for about 45 minutes to the Traders Cave, The Great Cave.Painted CaveAt the Painted Cave you are about to see the prehistoric wall drawings as well as the preserved remains of the STONE AGED PEOPLE dating back to about 40,000-year-old. Return journey on the same plank walk to Niah National Park HQ.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Tusan Beach, Miri, Miri District, SarawakAfter lunch at Niah Town, proceed to Tusan Beach, which is famous for the white and clean sandy beach with a gentle slope and fascinating South China Sea and sunset view. Among the attractions in Tusan Beach is the rock formation which resembles that of a horse drinking water. There are a few hawker stalls selling all sorts of Halal BBQ foods, some locals cakes, coconut drinks and the famous Tusan ice cream during evening time and return to Miri.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes