Oh dear… No wonder my face is so itchy. The skin on my face is flacking now! -.-” Sun burn… Lesson to learn… Don’t walk without any protection under the afternoon sun, Umbrella is important even if you have all those UV filtering stuffs on your skin, you still need umbrella!
Went for breakfast at the hotel coffee house(will talk about it in other post). I took my sweet sweet time to eat my breakfast hehehe… I was still quite tired, didn’t really sleep well as I always have problem with hotels’ air-conditioning. I was thinking of staying in my room the whole day, too lazy to go out. After breakfast, I went back to my room for shower. Then it’s about 11am+, I looked out of the window to see where else I should go or just stay in the room. Then I remember my other friend who’s joining the same event as Jimmy told me that the stadium is near the hotel, about 10 minutes walk only. Just followed the direction of post office and TM.
I remembered also the bellboy did mention something about City Fan in the map. I was so curious about what was it all about. I thought it’s some sort of windmill *LOL* I decided to venture out at the end though my legs were still painful.
I walked to the post office direction and came across the flower garden of Miri(left). I thought of going in but then changed my mind, thinking that I would visit it on my way back since it’s so near to the hotel. At the end… I didn’t hehehe… as I used another road and totally forget all about it.
I walked, walked, walked and I saw a building(right).
I was quite relunctant to go there but at the end I went in as I saw some activities going around that day, book exhibition and some sort of jumble sales. I didn’t know that Miri City Fan is just next to the Miri Civic Centre!! 😛
After looking around, I was thinking of getting out of the building to hunt for City Fan. Then… I saw the small park at the side, I thought maybe I should just walked over to have a look as I have plenty of time.
LO & BEHOLD! I saw a buidling(left)! The architecture was quite nice. Then the small park was actually a very big park that leads to that building!
I saw the signboard and I realised that I’m in City Fan!!! Oh my! What a luck! If I didn’t walk into Civic Centre, didn’t go over to the “small” garden, I would ended up back at the hotel! 😛 Hahaha…
I walked towards the building and at the same time took some photos around. I still couldn’t figure out what kind of building was that. Something strucked me… I think it’s a library! Hahaha…
Continue snapping photos. Seahorses again. There are gardens with different themes there, I could only recall the Chinese and the Islamic ones.
Left: Miri Public Swimming Pool.
Right: Just a fountain.
The library! Hahaha… I’m so tempted to go in because of the air-conditioning 😛
Left: I forgot what this is called 😛 It’s in the map too and I thought it’s real lighthouse near the sea but it’s just a structure(have lights at night of course) in the middle of the roundabout *LOL*
Left: Indoor stadium where Femine 30 Hungry For Hope was held. The participants were required to fast for 30 hours, they could only drink water. Jimmy and one of my friends from Miri joined it. You can read more about it in Jimmy’s blog or English version in CatsCity.net
Right: The Islamic theme garden that marks the end of Miri City Fan. Hahaha… It’s not a fan or windmill, how silly could I be…:P
Out of City Fan, saw a signboard and just took a photo of it for no reason hahaha…
Then, I continue walking again as I saw Imperial hotel already! Hehehe… There’s a short cut actually but I opted for the longer road which is the main road. The short cut seems very quiet with lots of bushes. *SCARY* Must not take that road. I passed by the mosque(right) on my way back.
Finally reached the hotel. Went to my room to rest for a while. Then decided to have my lunch in Imperial Food Court(I think this is the name :P) that was closed the other night. Too tired to go any place. Ordered sweet & sour chicken rice(RM3) from one of the stall called Hainan Chicken Rice. I noticed that many eateries in Miri are Halal unlike Kuching.
After my lunch, I walked around Imperial Mall and explored the shops that I didn’t manage to explore the night before. I noticed that almost every shopping complexes in Miri have one shop specialised in sex/adult toys 😛 Hehehe… You dont find them in Kuching shopping complexes.
Back to my room at about 3pm+. Wanted to charge my camera but there’s no socket for the two-pin plug that my charger needs. Tried so many ways to get it in but all couldn’t work. My camera could still last tru’ the night so I’m not so worry. I continued to online and room service came, I let them do their work while I online and the lazy me actually asked them for a multi-plug and they got it for me hehehe… Who knows!??!?! It couldn’t be use, I thought it’s spoilt so I told the room service lady and she passed it over to her supervisor. Her supervisor tested it and came back to say that the plug was fine, so I tried it together with her and still couldn’t be used. We concluded that the socket was spoilt and she called the maintenance department.
I was thinking of going for swim at 4.30pm and because of that I waited for the maintenance guy to come. They came at around 4.30pm, fixed it about 15 minutes later. Then after they left, I quickly changed and go for my swim and sauna hahaha 😛 So enjoy! I’m paying for it what?!?!?
At night, Jimmy new found friend agreed to bring us around Miri for dinner and tour Miri. He brought us to Pelita Hai Ma Food Court or the area is fondly known as 2020 because of the coffeeshop nearby called 2020 hahaha… Pelita Hai Ma Food Court is open 24 hours with various type of food serve ranging from Western to Chinese food.
I was craving for western food… So I ordered mixed grill(left), only RM15, protion quite big, I think it’s quite reasonable. It consists of fish fillet, lamb chop(very tender and juicy) and chicken fillet. I didn’t finish the fried fish fillet and the baked beans. 😛
Jimmy ordered clay pot pork leg rice(RM5). This crazy guy actually ordered such filling and greasy food after starving for 30 hours. I’m sure his stomach would have problem digesting it. At the end he couldn’t finish his food. Wasted…
After dinner and chatted with another friend of Jimmy that came to join us later, his new found friend took us for a ride and drove up to the new flyover of Miri hahaha… He drove us to Pujut, Piasau, Lutong, Luak Bay etc. too many places(I couldn’t recall where else), basically cover the whole Miri. Oh my! Curtin is so far away!!! It was dark so nothing much can be seen. We also passed by many “castles”. Hahaha.. Those houses(we rather refer it as castles) were so HUGE! Compounds are HUGE too! Goodness gracious… Miri is the place for you to see huge ass houses that cost more than millions or even billions.
At about 11pm+ he sent us back to hotel. So tired… That’s day 2 of my Miri trip. I practically dragged my feet the whole journey -.-” Couldn’t walk properly hahaha…
Comments on “Miri Trip – Part 3(7/10/07)”
Now that was a full day if I ever saw one:]
Great pics, great description, great food, what more can a reader ask for , LOL.
Did you go to Canada hill, crocodile farm? FYI, The Miri City Fan is named as such because of it shape. The lighthouse… it is a structure to commemorate Miri city status.
Canada Hill, corcodile farm? Too far… I have no transport. We did drove to Canada Hill at night but crocodile farm it’s too far away and have no time to go at all, summore 😛 we also have one in Kuching *LOL*. Yeap.. it’s because of the shape, I noticed it at the park. Hehehe… Since the map is not that helpful, so my first thought is a real lighthouse in the middle of the sea 😛
deadpoolite, hahaha… It took me hours to come out with this post.
Really? Every complex got at least one? How come I didn’t notice the last time I was there. May be girls are just more observant than guys.
Hahaha… My friend that went to Miri also noticed it too 😛 Maybe just recently hahaha…
Miri tourism spots..
honfui, hehehe… Even the petroleum museum I didn’t go when I heard that I need to pay to go in 😛 Just took some photos outside which will be in day 3 post.