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Miri, Malaysia (MYY)

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Glimpse of Miri, Malaysia

 

 

Miri, one of the important cities for Petroleum industry in Malaysia — home of “Grand Old Lady”, the first oil well in Malaysia.

Went there for a short meeting, so didn’t have much time to explore the city — well at least there was enough time to explore the airport :-)

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I only had time to walk around during dinner time… but most of the shops are closed at 6pm. Not much to see around the neighborhood.

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The next day, after meeting is done, we made a quick stop on the way to airport. We stopped at a “gift shop” for funny looking sweet cake called Kueh Lapis (lit: layered cake)

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Time to depart back to Singapore. Perhaps someday I can come back and explore more.

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Until then…

  

Side story:

There was no direct flight from Miri to Singapore. Thus, I have to make a transit at Kuala Lumpur.

Interestingly enough, although it is considered as domestic flight, but all passengers must go through immigration check and process.

I ask a Malaysian passenger sitting next to me. She said that passengers flying crossing the sea, from East Malaysia (Sabah & Sarawak) to Peninsular Malaysia (or the other way around) must go through immigration. If you are flying only in Peninsular or East Malaysia, you don’t have to.

It doesn’t happen in Indonesia — while we have more islands to cover.

I find it interesting, and strange, that they have separate immigration control.

 

 

@Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

 

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2 responses

  1. Love the luggage trolleys.

    March 30, 2014 at 00:32

    • Glad to hear that :-).

      March 30, 2014 at 01:47

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