Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Special trip to Miri

Goodbye April, Hello May!

Today  is a brand new month so I'd like to wish everyone a great start to the 
month of May. 
Happy Labour Day! 

Back From Miri.........Sarawak!!!!!

View from Mega Hotel of Miri Town
Three days in Miri. First day just went for 'jalan-jalan' and shopping only. Bought some bags, beaded purses and beaded bangles. At night, my hubby and I had 'ikan bakar' (BBQ Fish) which was quite famous there for our dinner.

The next day we started our journey to Niah Cave as early in the morning. It took about almost one hour
from Miri to Niah Cave. 
I had a great time exploring the caves as well as fascinated by the surrounding flora and fauna in the park. 
To walk into the caves, one has to walk along the plank walk as far as 3.5km from the archaeology museum. Along the journey, one will get to cherish and enjoyed the flora and fauna surrounding of which is certainly a fascinating experience for me. I took my sweet time strolling along the plank walk where I took some pictures and listened to chirping birds. Awesome!!!

 Exploring Niah Cave was fun and adventurous:) For Malaysian, you have to pay RM10 per entry. For foreigners you have to pay RM20 per entry. Don't forget to bring your own torch light or head light.. the Cave is dark inside. If you happened to forget, you can also rent the torch light at the counter located at mouth cave before across the gate, each of it charge RM5. And please do bring your own drinking water since  you have to walk at least 5.5km to the cave. (not to the painting cave).

 Each person has to pay RM1 (one way - means you have to pay total RM2 for two ways) to cross a short distant of river. You can choose to swim over, if you dare to do so..^_^ he he

This is followed by a 45-minute walk along a 3.1km plank walk to reach the entrance of the Great Caves.

A beam of light. If you want to catch this beautiful moment, you have to be there before noon.

Nice na ^o^

You will reach Gan Kira (Moon Cave) where you have to pass by the dark passage (quite scary but mmm very adventurous - a flashlight is essential to find the way. From Gan Kira, there is another cave, it is painting cave...........but so sad, it is closed for some renovations.

 That evening, we headed to Canada Hill to view a beautiful view of sunset. Canada Hill is a limestone ridge overlooking Miri City and offering excellent views of Miri and its surrounding. Situated on top of Canada Hill, the Grand Old Lady is the first oil well in Malaysia. It represents the petroleum history of Miri which is almost a century old. This oil well is no longer production and it has been declared a protected historical site by the Sarawak Government. There is an observatory platform where visitors can have an excellent view of Miri City. Next to this oil well is the newly completed Petroleum Science Museum.

After a tiring trip from Niah Cave that night we decided to have Indian food for our dinner. So hubby took me to Zaika an authentic North Indian Cuisine in Miri City. We had a pleasant dinner at Zaika. The interior part of the restaurant is just as sophisticated as the name of the restaurant itself. Dimmed lighting blend with Indian instruments playing softly through your ears give a delightful ambiance to the restaurant. 
While waiting for our orders to arrive, we were served with this Indian cracker eaten (like pappadam) with 3 types of sauce. I don't know what they called it. One of it , most likely pudina cuttney. Taste good:)

Have a blessing day!!!