The 18-holes par-72 course is comparatively new, only opened for public play about 3 years ago... The fairway is fairly bare of trees which are still small... The 1st Nine (or Miri Nine) plays to 3,024m from the blue tees... and the 2nd Nine (or City) to 3,068m... Buggy is on fairway which makes play faster and more tolerable in the open course... The course is build around a large man-made lake and water comes into play in many holes...
Equipment: Within the club area, there are 120 chalets catering for golfers as well as stay-in guests... The clubhouse is a large 2-storey building with conference and meeting facilities... It also caters for weddings and company functions... Golf facilities include a driving range, pro-shop and changing rooms...
For F&B, there is the Lake View Terrace and the Driving Range Cafe...
Miri has long been known for it's exotic national parks and caves, it's under water world is now gaining attention of scuba divers ever since the untouched coral reefs were discovered in recent years. The reefs here are all patch reefs with varying depths from 7 to 30 meters with average visibility of 10 to 30 meters.
The variety of corals and other marine life on the reefs rivals the best in the region. Hard and soft corals cover the entire reefs. Gorgonians, sea-whips, anemones, sponges and crinoids are abundant. Reef fish like the angel fish, butterfly fish, fusiliers, groupers, stingrays, trigger fish, parrot fish, wrasses are among the numerous species that can be seen. 40 species of nudibranchs have already been sighted.
Boat diving with Tropical Dives is easy and comfortable! The dive locations have next to no current most of the time and water temperature averages 30 degree Celsius.
ived with Seridan Mulu Tour & Travel. I did 3 dives for RM400, inclusive of equipment.
I have dived in various places in Malaysia, including Sipandan, KK, Palua Tioman and Langkiwi. Miri is unquie and good.
The club is located on top of a picturesque sand bar between the Miri River and the South China Sea...One can see the Miri Waterfront and the city just across the Miri River on the 2nd Nine... The club was founded in 1910 and only 6 holes was playable in 1924...
Today, the 18-holes par-72 course plays to a long 6,858yds from the blue tees... with the 1st and 2nd Nines playing to 3,509yds and 3,349yds respectively... The fairways are flat, straight and long with its fair share of man-made water hazards... Part of the 1st Nine plays along the beach and part of the 2nd Nine plays along the Miri River... The club is a walking course with caddy (not compulsory)...
Equipment: The clubhouse has the usual changing rooms and pro-shop... It has a well-run golfer's terrace for simple and fast food and drinks... Other amendities include the driving range and the swimming pool...
Just 15' drive from Miri is the Lambir hill national Park. Well, as its name indicates there is a hill and a nice walk to get there. The entire journey to the top and back took us about 8hrs, stopping by at a beautiful waterfall at the middle of the way and have a refreshing swim.
The hill is only 600m high but the path goes up and down through the forest till the final assent which is definitely the most spectacular part of the hike.
At the top, a fantastic view above the canopy.
Need to be reasonably fit, else try the other hike to Lambir Bukit Patu which is a lot easier.
Equipment: Good walking shoes, long trouser or short, long socks, mosquito repealant and 3 liters of water per person.
Don't hesitate to soak your shoes and socks with mosquito repealant, not for the mosquitoes but for the leeches hidden under dead leaves that wait for you to come. I tested it very succesfully and if you want to avoid leeches I assure you it works.
Located in the lambir Hill national park, this hike is an easy one that will take you from two to thre hours round trip.
What makes it special? Well it's a short and more accessible hike still providing all the beauties of the rain forest and the amazing view over the canopy once you reach the top.
Equipment: Same as for Lambir Hill but 1.5 liter of water should be enough.
Miri may not be the most popular place for diving in Malaysia and that's fine with me, we will keep our secret place out of the crowd of the scuba diving industry. still, if you are a diver passing by Miri, the experience is worthwhile trying because Miri has many reefs dives to offer from 10m to 40m waterdepth and there are untouched.
The shallow dives will give you the macro experience including a large variety of nudibranches. The deeper dives 25-35m will show you large corals and school of fishes such as barracuda.
Equipment: All can be rented on site with Tropical Dives center
This is the only golf club close to the city centre. It is located in Pulau Melayu where the Shell Complex is located.