Saturday, November 11, 2006

Land of Oils,a step into Miri and Brunei

I'd like to review and exposed Miri City as well as Brunei to everyone that will take some time to load all of them.

It is my POV of Miri City and Brunei, a travel photolog....



Miri is a city in northern Sarawak, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. It has a population of 239,600 people (year 2000 census) and is thus the second largest city in Sarawak. It serves as the capital of Miri District (4,707.1 square kilometers) in Miri Division of Sarawak. Miri was controversially elevated to city status on May 20, 2005 and it is the 10th municipality to receive city designation in Malaysia.

Miri is the birthplace of Sarawak's petroleum industry, which remains the major industry of the city. The first oil well was drilled by Shell in 1910, and is now a state monument and one of Miri's tourist attractions. Shell also built Malaysia's first oil refinery in Lutong, a suburb of Miri in 1914. Recently, vast oil reserves was discovered just offshore northeast of the city. The city has grown phenomenally since oil was first discovered in the early 1900s, burgeoning into the modern and dynamic business, commercial and educational centre it is today.

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