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Top Choice Malaysian in Miri

Summit Café

If you’ve never tried Kelabit cuisine, this place will open up whole new worlds for your tastebuds. Queue up and choose from the colourful array of ‘jungle food’ laid out at the counter, including dure (fried jungle…
Bar in Miri

Ming Cafe

This ever-busy corner bar stocks 16 imported bottled beers and has six on tap, including Guinness. The hefty menu also lists Australian and New Zealand wines and has a cocktail list covering several pages. Fresh jui…
Malaysian in Miri

Madli's Restaurant

A long-running family business that started off as a satay stall in the 1970s; the first of three restaurants was opened in Miri 1995. As well as lip-smackingly good chicken and lamb satay (RM1 per stick), the menu …
Museum in Miri

Petroleum Museum

The Petroleum Museum sits atop Canada Hill, a low ridge 2km southeast of the town centre that was the site of Malaysia’s first oil well, the Grand Old Lady, drilled in 1910. Appropriately, the old derrick stands rig…
Seafood in Miri

Meng Chai Seafood

Discerning locals crowd this first-rate eatery, housed in two and unassuming adjacent buildings. There is no menu here – make your selection from the fishy candidates lined up on ice, decide how you would like it co…
Taoist Temple in Miri

San Ching Tian Temple

This, one of the largest Taoist temples in Southeast Asia, was built in 2000. Set in a peaceful courtyard with soothing wind chimes, the temple's design features intricate dragon reliefs brought from China and majes…
Market in Miri

Saberkas Weekend Market

One of the most colourful and friendly markets in Sarawak. Vendors are more than happy to answer questions about their produce, which includes tropical fruits and vegetables, BBQ chicken, satay and handicrafts. Situ…
Chinese in Miri

Persiaran Kabor

Come midmorning this atmospheric, covered courtyard, known locally as Old Folks' Street, is full of men of a certain vintage who congregate here to drink coffee, read the paper and play chess (the Chinese Chess Asso…
Bar in Miri

Soho Bar & Bistro

A vast, sportsbar-style place with outdoor seating at wooden tables and big screens showing football. Happy-hour offers include Tiger or Heineken beer towers (RM99 for one, RM180 for two). Also serves meals and bar …
Temple in Miri

Tua Pek Kong Temple

Miri's oldest Chinese temple – it was founded in 1913 – is a good spot to watch the river traffic float by. During the week-long celebration of Chinese New Year, virtually the whole of this area, including Jln China…