Miri is the second largest city in Sarawak. 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. Miri also is the birthplace of Sarawak's and Malaysia's petroleum industry. The world famous Gunung Mulu National Park, a half an hour flight from the city, is one of the favourite eco-tourism destinations. Miri is also the main tourist gateway for the Loagan Bunut National Park, Lambir National Park, and the Niah Caves. Miri is also known for its exotic coral reefs. Due to its close proximity to Brunei; Miri is a perfect place to start your trip to the small oil state. As one of the most popular destinations in Sarawak, Miri forms a gateway to the famous Gunung Mulu National Park and Niah National Park.
Miri used to be a bit of a cowboy village in the past, where people mainly came in search of oil. It is said that Malaysia's petroleum industry once started in Miri. Years later however, Miri grew out to be a modern city though still a bit overshadowed by the neighbouring oil state of Brunei (Miri was granted city status in 2005). The city is home to a population of about 300,000 people, and this makes it the second biggest city of Sarawak behind Kuching. For the best views on the city of Miri you should visit Bukit Telaga Minyak (Canada Hill). The coast of Miri is a great place to dive; especially around the recent discovered diving spots Miri/Sibuti Marine National Park. Although it is not yet a very famous or crowded diving spot, the unspoiled coral is dazzling and absolutely worth a visit when you're a dive enthusiast as it contains a variety of coral and marine life that rivals the best anywhere in Borneo.
If you are traveling by air, the nearest airport is Miri Airport (IATA: MYY, ICAO: WBGR) which is an airport located 9.5 km south east of Miri, a city in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The airport is the sixth-busiest airport in Malaysia, and the second-busiest in Sarawak.
The Saberkas Weekend Market (Saberkas Commercial Centre, Pujut-Lutong road) has a huge variety of goods on sale, from everyday household items to local handicrafts and jungle produce, as well as dozens of tempting food stalls.
Located minutes away from the Miri airport, the ParkCity Everly Miri Hotel is a preferred choice among both business and leisure travellers. Whether you're staying for one night or an extended stay, the hotel’s accommodations offer comfort and convenience for a carefree visit. The hotel's spacious guestrooms are well-equipped with high speed internet access & cable TV. Scheduled shuttle trips to and from major shopping areas are provided to cater for leisure guests. Leisure seekers can swim in the pool surrounded by a garden terrace, exercise in the gymnasium by the poolside or go for an evening walk in the garden with breathtaking view of the sunset.
Meritz Hotel is the latest four-star business class hotel in the heart of Miri, providing you a place of contemporary elegance with unforgettable hospitality and inspirational surroundings, catering for both business and leisure travelers. Meritz Hotel housed 290 elegantly appointed guest room and suites for a comfortable night of stay. There is are four types of room available: Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Grand Deluxe Room and Family Room.