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Beachcombing and sunbathing are the top two things to do at the Esplanade, Miri’s beach scene at Luak Bay. Another good beach is Taman Selera, where visitors can enjoy a picnic or sunset cocktails.
Canada Hill Oil Well
Those interested in the development of the oil industry in Southeast Asia will enjoy Canada Hill. This is Malaysia’s very first oil well and it stayed operational between 1910 and the second administration of President Richard Nixon. There’s a Petroleum Museum here and spectacular views of the South China Sea.
City Fan has gardens and the biggest open-air amphitheater in all of Malaysia. There is also plenty of opportunity for swimming, running, aerobic workouts and other outdoor activities.
Lambir Hills National Park
About 15 miles south of Miri is the Lambir Hills National Park, which is a rainforest complete with waterfalls and special sections where visitors can enjoy a picnic. Make sure to plan a trek, hike or photography outing while bringing along a specially prepared meal for a picnic.
Go diving off Miri and enjoy an unspoiled coral reef. Try your hand at underwater photography.
San Ching Tian Temple
Mainland China provided the genesis for the Taoist San Ching Tian Temple, the largest of its kind in all of Southeast Asia. Inside are depictions of dragon,s which show the Sino influence. For those interested in Taoism, this temple makes a fine outing.
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Spend 9 days exploring some of Borneo’s best hidden spots on the sensational luxury journey through Sarawak. You’ll stop by a “living museum,” make friends with a “headhunting” tribe, trek through lush throngs of rainforest keeping your eyes peeled for orangutan, and stay in luxury lodgings like the Miri Marriott.
- 9 days / 8 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $2,500
Miri Marriott Resort & Spa
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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Rumble in the Jungle
- Marco Ferrarese
The Borneo Jazz Festival returns to Sarawak this month after a two-year ab-sence with a joyfully eclectic program. Marco Ferrarese gets the skinny from Hii Yuh Lin, the festival’s artistic director and a key figure in Malaysia’s live jazz scene.
Nurture in Nature
- Marco Ferrarese
Borneo is legendary for its dense, rugged landscapes. And it is still very possible to lose yourself in Sarawak’s array of national parks.
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