Sarawak Roadtrip 4.0: Miri! Why you demolish all your buildings?

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The journey from Bintulu to Miri is about  2 hours plus.

How was the journey?

Well it was..

super bumpy!!! and there were times where i fell asleep and cracked my neck!!

Pain i tell you! #luckymynecknoputus

This is how the view was…

empty. 🙁 I think they are clearing the sites for palm tree plantation.

Seriously it was flat and so far into the horizon.

A sign that Miri is near is when you sees the sea. Miri is a city by the sea.

Another way to know whether you are near a city or town in Sarawak is when…

Seahorse, symbol of Miri!! Why seahorse? Miri is the oil city, hmm i have no idea why.

Probably maybe because Miri City is the closest to the sea and seahorse is easy to be found? #Miaosimplytheory

Another way to know you’re in Miri is when you see..

when you drive up from Bintulu. Coming from Kuching, I’m used to big houses but the ones in Miri is a bit over.  =.=

We’re meeting the City mayor and some Datos here at the Miri’s Resident’s office but as usual, VVIP gonna be late, so I walked around the area and have a glimpse of Miri old town.

Looks new eh? I found out the city council refurbish all the old buildings around the area.

 Although they tried and refurbished into an old school design but something is off.

If not mistaken, this was how it looked like in the old days.

It feels different, something is gone.

Further down the street, I saw this…

Brooke street. This could be one of the old street in Miri too.

I saw them in the midst of removing the building part by part. OAO

It’s kinda sad to see old buildings getting removed.

Although it’s not colonial or Brooke era design but still it’s an old school looking design from the 60s or 50s?

While other countries blend new and old together, our gov try to remove them. =.= We can always give it a modern touch like covers, glasses, air con etc while retain the look and feel kan?

Sigh…

oh they retain the old market!!

oh i was wrong…

If not wrong, this new market will replaced this old market.

So basically, this is the Miri, they want it to turned into…

Not that it’s bad but I don’t see the problem of new and old co-exist together. Without the old streets, Miri City itself is kinda boring imo 🙁 I was bored.

Basically, it’s like a gateway to Mulu and Niah cave. Like drop by, stock up and off to the rain forest.

Then again.. its blue sky is gorgeous…

so does its sunset. <3

and also its people.. <3 <3

When I reached hotel, I found out a reader from Miri dropped me a hand made plush of Wafu at the hotel reception counter.

thank you sooo much for the plush!! Mirian rocks!!!

Next stop, Brunei and Limbang!!! > v <

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14 Comments

  • Nada
    June 23, 2014 - 8:18 am | Permalink

    Uh…I don’t like the modern-scape at all.
    I never went to Miri but if there are old buildings, they should keep it like that.
    Why are you so surprise seeing Wafu? XD

    • July 8, 2014 - 11:50 pm | Permalink

      a blend of new and old is good but demolish old one is not good.
      It’s all about money, the result for demolishing. Sigh.

      haahha first time seeing wafu in plush form

  • June 23, 2014 - 9:15 am | Permalink

    argh… you visit miri LOL >< welcome to miri … hehe

  • June 23, 2014 - 1:25 pm | Permalink

    finally miri 😀

    i am so sad wif the new plan where the old building / places will be demolish and rebuild with something advance 🙁 especially the beach 🙁

    • July 8, 2014 - 11:51 pm | Permalink

      the marina thingy right
      Sigh I’m also sad. 🙁
      they always thought new is good. Old people thinking.

  • mei
    June 24, 2014 - 4:56 pm | Permalink

    can you make 1 comic about how your characters evolve from not so cute to so damn cute? i would love to know how you improve so much!! 🙂

  • June 24, 2014 - 9:35 pm | Permalink

    When they were removing the building piece by piece, I hope they were planning to rebuild it somewhere else… :S

    And why no pictures of the real big houses? I want to see the flyover! 😀

    • July 8, 2014 - 11:53 pm | Permalink

      Hmm piece by piece but in a demolish kinda way lol
      like smashing with hammers.

      Was too fast for me to response 🙁

  • June 24, 2014 - 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Ouch! Hope your neck isn’t that painful!

    Looks like they want to turn Miri into Gold-coast wannabe? 😀
    I love the sunset! So beautiful! <3

    • July 8, 2014 - 11:53 pm | Permalink

      It hurts alot and happened so many times oh god.
      Yess really gold coast wannabe!
      The sunset is like that every day. Gorgeous right.

  • Anissa Sakinah
    January 31, 2016 - 11:51 pm | Permalink

    OK, I was new with this blog and your comic. I know this is a very old post, but I want to share this:
    That house on the cliff? It was own by my sister’s friend. They weare frickin rich. And I still don’t understand how can my sister make friend with a lot of rich kid heor age.
    And one of them even got their own house when they 17.
    I was from Miri BTW. My house is super near the sea and beach.
    I miss the old Miri.

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