Oh my… I’m so tan after exposing to the afternoon sun in Miri for two days!
My legs are not painful anymore. It’s not that bad after all since I don’t exercise hehehe… I was expecting that the pain might last for few more days. Phew…
Found out that my camera had taken more than 20K photos since January last year.
After about 1 hour flight, we reached Miri Airport.
After I got my luggage, we bought taxi coupon from the counter, it cost us RM18.50 per trip. I think it’s quite expensive. Oh well…
I’m sure you will see seahorses everywhere in Miri just like you see cats in Kuching. Hehehe…
The building in the photo is the place where I stayed for 3 days 2 nights. It’s called Imperial Hotel, a four-star hotel. I will have a post dedicated to this hotel later.
Left: After checked-in, we couldn’t go to our room yet as we were there early. So we left our stuffs there and went out to scout for breakfast. This is just opposite Imperial Mall, below Metro Inn. It’s called 28 Food Centre. There were so many people having breakfast there so we figured that this might be one good place that serves good food in Miri.
Middle: One of the streetlight near the food centre.
Right: Teh C Peng and ice barley, total was RM3. The drinks are expensive. You don’t get this price in Kuching.
Left: Special beef noodle(RM5). Again… Expensive! Not special at all, it’s just normal beef noodle. I can get something like this back home for less than RM4.
Right: Wanton(RM2), this is the cheapest food I came across in Miri hehehe… The portion and price are quite reasonable, taste wise… Nothing to rave about.
Left: The food centre I mentioned just now. When we’re almost done with our breakfast, the receptionist of Imperial Hotel called me up to tell me that my room was ready and to check with me what time I will go back there to get my room keys. I told her about half hour. Right after breakfast, we went back and got our keys. It’s around 9.30am that time. Tell you more in later post.
Middle: Mega Hotel. I would say this is the most prominent hotel of all! Hahaha… This is due to its colour and location. I could see it everywhere I went. This hotel was in fact my guideline to not get lost in Miri city centre. *LOL*
Right: Soon Hup Tower aka Mega Hotel. It has a small shopping centre in there. Quite small. Hmm… I can’t find a shopping place in Kuching to compare it with. Hahaha…
My initial plan was to go to Bintang Plaza as suggested by my friend because it’s quite near to Imperial Hotel. I walked the wrong direction and headed to Mega Hotel *LOL*(blame the map!) I asked the guard and he told me it’s at the other side where I could see a McD signboard. -.-” Then I realised that I saw the signboard from my room! How stupid?!?!? So… That’s Bintang Plaza… I walked back to that direction.
I forgot to take photos of the building, it was so hot. I didn’t bother to take any, all I want to do was to go in and take shelter from the hot sun. I window shopped, thought of buying some clothings or accessories but after seeing the prices -.-” I would rather go back to Kuching to buy hahaha… Summore, what you can get there, you can get in Kuching also. No point… The only two things that I bought was a blister pack of Panadol(just in case) from Guardian and a bottle of RO water(my water finished already) from Watsons.
Then it’s almost 1pm, I decided to have my lunch. I couldn’t find what nice to eat in there so I ventured out to the shoplots nearby. Nothing much also. So went back into Bintang Plaza and went up to the food court. Not much choices too… Economy fast food everywhere but I hate economy fast food, I would rather go home to eat rather than eating this here. So I ordered Nasi Lemak ala Kampung(RM3) from one of the stalls. Guess what??!?! Oh my… The soup was so salty with lots of pepper -.-” Imagine warm water mix with salt and pepper, that’s how it tasted.
After lunch, I was thinking of going to Boulevard as my friend had suggested, I thought it’s nearby hahaha… I asked a girl at Bintang Plaza, she told me that I had to use bus or car, there’s no way I could go there on foot.
So… Decided to walk to other places, no idea where. Then I remember I passed by Miri Handicraft Centre, I decided to pay a visit there and hoping that I might come to a museum or something interesting hahaha… It’s just few stalls selling Sarawak handicrafts -.-” Took a brief stroll there and left.
The map given by the hotel was not very useful. Not even a single legend in there, I couldn’t figure out what were those landmarks. All I did is identify the road names to figure out where I was hahaha… I walked to the direction of every high rise building that I could see hoping to find at least a place for me to window shop but none 😛
Left: Yu Lan Plaza hehehe… I was drawn to it. I walked there and then I told myself, enough is enough, I should go back now, it’s so hot and my legs were getting more painful. Instead of crossing the road, I took the overhead bridge. Guess what?!?!? This is the one and only overhead bridge in Miri! Too bad I didn’t take any photo of it. If I knew I would.
Middle: On my way back, I saw Hide-A-Bean, a foot massage parlour. Such funny name. It reminds me of the story of a princess and a pea. Hehehe…
Right: I was standing in the center of the road, actually just below a traffic light. Waiting to cross the road. Boy! It took quite a while for the traffic light colour to change. Hahaha… I’m just outside of Soon Hup Tower. I wanted to cross the road to the rows of shops that you see here as there’s another building there called Interhill something-something behind hahaha… Trying my luck to find a shopping complex again but it’s not 😛 No photo for it.
I could see Imperial Hotel again so I just walked towards the hotel direction to go back.
By the way, since I’m walking alone, I came across many perverts. Everywhere! No kidding! So much of wolf whistling and teasing from those working in the shops to those from the cars or motorcycles! Damn! I felt like throwing a bomb at them.
Back in my room, man… My legs were so painful and I didn’t feel like walking anymore, I just want to sit. It was about 3pm+(I think…), I on my laptop and started to online until 5pm+. Went to swim and sauna until around 6.30pm.
After that, I went to get my dinner thinking that there should be a food court in Imperial Mall, went up to the top floor, its CLOSED! -.-” Went back down and only found KFC, didn’t notice there’s a Sugarbun in another floor, way at the end.
Bought KFC and had it in my room while watching NHK channel. Then I realised the lady didn’t give me my 2 cents change. Ah… Forget about it, I’m too lazy to go back. Then I found out that there’s no plastic spoon provided. How to eat the mashed potato and coleslow?!?!? Luckily there’re teaspoons in my room. After I’m done with my dinner, I was thinking to just stay in the room to rest and online or watch TV but it’s not even 9pm, I dragged my feet down to Imperial Mall and window shopped at Boulevard Imperial. Was thinking of buying some clothings and accessories from there too but after seeing the prices -.-” Better go back home to buy the price is either the same or slight few cents more pricier *LOL* I thought Boulevard should be cheaper compare to Parkson at Bintang Plaza. So dead wrong 😛 At about 10pm+ I went back to my room and online.
So exhausted, I found out that one of my paid post will expired the next day -.-” Oh dear… I quickly wrote it and took me more than 1 hour to get such short paid post done. So tired that my brain couldn’t work.
At about 12am+ I went to sleep…