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Miri, Sarawak

Miri, dubbed as Sarawak's resort city, is the second largest city in Sarawak located along the coastline of the South China Sea with a population of 360,000.

Miri is the birthplace of Malaysia’s oil and gas industry yet is as strong in the timber, oil palm and tourism industry making it a booming business city.

You’ll be amazed by its energetic nightlife; the famous Marina Bay comes to life at night with food stalls and trishaw adventures, while Marina Parkcity is a haven for after-hours fun.

Anedia Kahar
Anedia Kahar 

Head of Business Development & Research

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Asia/Pacific
Country: Malaysia
City: Miri

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Number of Hotels: 163
Number of Rooms: 1300

City Overview

Miri, dubbed as Sarawak's resort city, is the second largest city in Sarawak located along the coastline of the South China Sea with a population of 360,000. Miri is the birthplace of Malaysia’s oil and gas industry yet is as strong in the timber, oil palm and tourism industry making it a booming business city. You’ll be amazed by its energetic nightlife; the famous Marina Bay comes to life at night with food stalls and trishaw adventures, while Marina Parkcity is a haven for after-hours fun.

CVB Overview

Founded in 2006, Business Events Sarawak by Sarawak Convention Bureau is the first Business Events (BE) bureau in Malaysia and is fully funded by the Sarawak Government. It serves as a platform for associations, corporate organisations and government bodies to be connected with the right elements to plan and organise meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions in Sarawak.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Sarawak's 7 Key Focus Areas are Urban Development / Redevelopment, Social Development, Agricultural Development, Environmental Development, Industrial Development (including Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy - SCORE), Service Industry and Digital Economy.

Significant Convention Centres

Miri’s convention venues are luxury hotels which can fit up to 2,400 delegates in a single meeting room. The venues are fully equipped with international standard facilities to cater to Business Events. For large-scale events, Eastwood Golf & Country Resort's open air function hall can house 8,000 people in a sit down dinner or 10,000 in a cocktail reception setup.

Protocol

Most nationalities do not require visas for short social or business visits to Malaysia. Passports are usually stamped for three (3) months. Please visit https://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/visa/types-of-visa.html

Access

Airlines flying to Miri are Malaysia Airlines (MAS), Airasia and Malindo. To drive from Brunei, it will take approximately 2-3 hours to reach the Sungai Tujuh Miri Immigration and Customs check point.

Accommodation

The city is home to 2 international hotel & resort chains and 4 major luxury hotels located within the city centre. For those on a budget, there are plenty of high-quality 3-star hotels and guesthouses all around the city.

Attractions

UNESCO World Heritage Site Gunung Mulu National Park, Lambir Hills National Park, Jong Crocodile Farm, Grand Old Lady oil well, Canada Hill Petroleum Museum, San Ching Tian temple, Miri Handicraft Centre, Luak Esplanade, Miri City Fan Musical Fountain, Tusan Beach.

DMC's/PCO's

Miri has a selection of highly experienced DMCs and PCOs to deliver high-impact and meaningful conventions and post-convention experiences. Visit www.businesseventssarawak.com for our business directory.

Legacy Impact

Our 'Study on Hosting Conventions in Sarawak' provides a detailed look into the economic impact of conventions and its legacy impacts categorised as 4 pillars: Advancing the Field, Community Benefits, Economic Outcomes and Public Policy. Maximise the visibility and impact of your convention with our BESLegacy Programme that provides your convention with extensive local, national and international media coverage.

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Ecology & Environment
Engineering
Oil/Gas/Electricity/Energy
Technology