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.