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Miri Holidays Overview
This small city is located in the Malaysian Island of Borneo in northern Sarawak. Its population of 300, 000 makes it the second larges city in Sarawak. It is the location where oil was first discovered in Malaysia in 1882. During the second world war, Miri was captured by the Japanese and occupied for about two years.
The population in Miri consists of a number of indigenous people as well as Chinese, Indians and Europeans. A large number of Sarawak’s native communities live in Miri. The population of Miri currently stands at around 300, 000 people.
Despite its small size, Miri has much to offer visitors. It is a popular destination for diving adventures and its national parks are just amazing. The weather is much like the rest of Sarawak and indeed Malaysia. There are large tracts of tropical rain forests in the outskirts of Miri and when it rains, it really pours. Tropical monsoons are a common occurrence.
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Miri has a number of festivals and events during the year. The most well known of this is the Miri Festival Art Exhibition that takes place in May every year. Artists from all over the world get to showcase their work at the Modern Art Gallery at the Boulevard Shopping Complex.
There is also the Miri International Jazz Festival that takes place at a different hotel every May as well. Jazz performers from all over the world converge in the city and provide a feast for those with a musical sense.
holidays - How to Get There
Direct flights from Australia to Miri are rare. However, a number of airlines such as Air Asia, Singapore Airlines and Qantas operate scheduled direct flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport from where a traveller can connect to the city of Miri. The average flight time from Sydney or Melbourne to Miri is 8 hours.