It’s my first trip to the East side. Being an urban person, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Miri. So here goes.
Being already late at the check-in counter in KLIA, me and my traveling partner – Jason was rushing our way to the departure hall. We were the last few to enter the departure gate but still in time to catch the plane. Phew.
The flight was about 2 hours long and the breakfast served was like any normal airplane food but there were more bang for the buck compared with AirAsia’s food. This was my first flight with MAS for years after all, the last one could be 10 years ago.
We touched down around 11AM and was greeted by Jason’s girlfriend – Wendy and her parents. Being the usual me, I was quiet most of the time through lunch with them. ‘sides, they were talking in hokkien. They took us to have dim sum at Mega Hotel in Miri Town.
Oddly enough, Miri was famous for dim sum. Dim sum was edible but wasn’t that memorable.
I made most of my research through twitter on food and places to go. It’s always good to have local knowledge than through websites. You’d never know how old/updated are those information anyways. My rating scale for food is very basic to say the least; Can eat & Cannot eat.
After lunch, we visited the only Starbucks in Miri town after bidding goodbye to Wendy’s parents. Had the usual Lemonade while waited for Wendy’s friends – Joon Yap and KuetTai to pick us up. We check-in into Grand Palace Hotel and were relieved from our heavy bags & equipment.
Soon after the 5 of us headed to Lambir Hills National Park. I slept throughout the long and windy and bumpy roads. Bumped my head on the ceiling every few minutes though.
There was a few trails in Lambir Hills and we pick the shortest because.. because they were lazy. We were searching for a waterfall that Jason came across during his research. We ended up in Latak Waterfalls.
Of course I wouldn’t go anywhere without this little fellow.
Imitation is a norm in Miri as well..
In the evening, we went to Marina Bay (why is that name so common?) to catch the sunset. We were early so we spent some time on our own taking photos and just enjoying the view.
Jason & Wendy
The sky was pretty with the strides of clouds above us a couple of hours before the sun sets.
Although it was cloudy, the sunset was still beautiful.
Taken from Jason's blog
I’m a big fan of sunsets and I do get kinda picky with the sunsets I’d like to take. That day’s sunset was great because of the location with the strong breeze from the sea.
Come to think of it, the strong breeze was annoying because lots of vapor ended up sticking to the lens. Ended up with lots of dotted shots with the small aperture.
I took one last photo just before dinner on another sea front.
Look out for part 2.