Do note that this post was taken from our previous blog which we are planning to shutdown.
We’ve never been to this part of Malaysia before and since our friend moved to Miri 5 years ago, never once did we go and visit. So naturally we are excited!
We took the 12pm flight from JB-Miri. Journey was about 2 hours. Once we touched down, sense of relief came over us. The plane was full of crying babies! It’s not their fault that they cried or anything but OMG! hahaha!
Anyway, our friend was already waiting anxiously at the arrival hall. It’s been too long! So much to catch up on!.
The plan was to bring us for lunch while waiting for her partner to finish work. Apparently that plan did not work out well.
Everywhere we go, shops are already closed. The date that we chose to visit happens to be the weekend of “Hari Gawai” for the Sarawakians. “Hari Gawai” is a big deal for them. It is a festival celebrated by Dayaks in Sarawak and West Kalimantan. Official Public Holidays are from 31st May to 1st June every year. It is both a religious and social occasion.
So, we went driving around and around until we saw the only place that is open. Fish and Co. I know right? Of all places. But we did not have much choice and we were hungry. Nonetheless, we had fun talking and catching up, that we lost track of time. Time to fetch her partner back from work.
After that, we went back to her house. We did not book a hotel as she insist that we stay with her. We showered and freshen up a little and out we go again. She brought us to this Pasar Malam called ‘Seberkas’. This place is a must visit if you are ever in Miri. We were in awe at how big and festive looking their Pasar Malam was. The food that was sold there was just incredible. Ultimate street food. LOL.
We were trying our hardest not to spend too much on food and what not. It took ALOT of will power.
We ended up just buying Kek Lapis Sarawak for our mothers.
After spending a few hours here, it’s time for dinner. Our friend brought us to this seafood place near her office. It is one of the best place to eat seafood in Miri she says. It’s called Yi Hah Hai Seafood.
Ok, one thing about this place, if you cannot take the low tide stench we really do not recommend sitting outdoors.
The food was nice. But the service is not really there. Pricing is really good too. Cheap! We ordered too much for 4 person but we manage to finish it. The salted egg crab is a must try.
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We were too tired to do anything else after dinner so we head home and prepare for a really early day the next day.
Saturday morning. We woke up at 6am. Actually we were forced to wake up that early! We do not know what they have planned for us as they did not want to tell us anything. It’s a surprise they say. So we just go with the flow. We left the house at 7am sharp!. Headed out for breakfast at one of their favorite cafe called ‘Mui Fang Bakery & Cafe’.
We were recommended to try their Laksa Sarawak. (mind you it’s too early for Laksa but we took up the challenge)
No regrets! It is tasty and we love it.
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After breakfast, we head out to our secret destination (secret to us at least). About an hour and a half drive later, we reached this place called Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort
This place have so much activities that you can plan out during your stay here. As we are only staying for one night, we did not manage to fully explore this place.
We requested our room to be the chalet type of room above the river. The room was beautiful and air conditioned.
We even stop by the waterfall for a dip!
We were too tired to row the boat anymore. All we want to do is soak ourselves in the swimming pool because it was too hot!
The water although clean, but there was too many leaves and twigs in it.
Luckily we were with a bunch of happy people. We soon forgot the flaws of the place and was having fun.
Sunday morning. Again, we were forced to wake up at 6.30am. We had to leave the place after breakfast to go to our next destination. This time it is no surprise. We were heading to Brunei. Which is about 2.5 hours drive from where we are.
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Till the next flight!