Wednesday, 30 September 2015


Miri  is a coastal city in northeastern Sarawak, Malaysia, located near the border of Brunei, on the island of Borneo. The city covers an area of 997.43 square kilometres ,located 798 kilometres (496 mi) northeast of Kuching and 329 kilometres  southwest of Kota Kinabalu.[6] Miri is the second largest city in Sarawak,with a population of 234,541. The city is also the capital of Miri District of the Miri Division.

Before Miri was founded, Marudi was the administrative centre of the northern region of Sarawak. Miri was founded in 1910 when the first oil well was drilled by Royal Dutch Shell. The discovery of an oil field in Miri has led to rapid development of Miri town. Miri became the administrative centre of the northern region of Sarawak by 1929. During World War II, the Miri oil fields were destroyed by the Brooke government to sabotage Japanese operations in Southeast Asia but to no avail; Miri town was the first landing point of Japanese troops in Borneo. The subsequent Japanese occupation led Miri to become a target of Allied air raids which caused the destruction of oil refinery facilities in Miri. The petroleum industry continued to be a major player in the city's economy after the war. Oil exploration has moved offshore since the 1950s, but subsequently new inland oil fields were found in 1989 and 2011. In 1974, the formation of Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas led to co-operation between Petronas and Shell on oil exploration in the Miri region. In 2005, Miri became the 10th city to be granted official city status in Malaysia.
Source: Wikipedia
Recently a postcard friend from Miri was in my city for a brief visit.
It was really nice to be able to meet up with Violet and Erica where
we had an impromptu meetup at the International Airport. Thank you 
Violet for this pretty card and I hope to see you again :D
Sent: 21 Sep 2015   Received: 23 Sep 2015   Travelled: 2 days (lightning fast hahah!)

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