Friday, December 24, 2010

Facts about Miri

   1. Road

Usually in the morning, you will trapped in the traffic jammed.Not because of abundance of car on the road like in KL,but because of the one lane road. For those who want to make a turn, there is no extra lane provided.What happen is,you need to wait patiently. The roads are bumpy;so you are advised to buy a car that has good suspension. There is another thing, the road is not fine; it got many holes. The results,you will get frustrated when your newly washed car accidentally hit the hole with water.

    2. The People

The population of the chinese and/or borneo people are more than malay.So usually you would have a hard time to find a halal restaurant/stall and mosque. On the road, they drive very slow and most of the time the rightest lane occupied by those who drive slow.I would define slow as; 40km/h on the straight road.You will get even more irritated when it is one lane road only.But you are advised not to horn them because based on my seniors;they said they would pick out parang and chase you.Might be a make-up story. 


At first, i thought the food and other things are cheap in here but I was wrong.People said it is because of the Brunei-an who travel to Miri to shop.A plate of rice and another 2 lauk with drinks normally cost around Rm-7-8.A cup of teh tarik cost Rm2.Oh yeah,there is always different price for peninsular Malaysia and Sabah/Sarawak.You can see on the newspaper for example. Price in peninsular cost about Rm.1.50 and around Rm1.70 in Sabah/Sarawak.It implies to the Mcdonald /KFC restaurants too. Additional ringgit for a snack plate or prosperity burger

  4. Food

You can hardly find spicy food.Even if you order Nasi Goreng cili padi you only taste the normal Nasi Goreng. There was one time, i ordered Nasi Goreng Tom Yam; but it didn't taste like Tom Yam at all.What I tasted was salty Nasi Goreng.In Miri,you would hardly find a Mamak restaurant. There was a day ,one of my friend ordered a Rojak Mamak.Pity him because it tasted like Rojak Susu,a sweet Rojak that taste really like a Susu. The Teh Tarik really tawar even if the color look alike in the peninsular.Another thing, if you asked for Roti, don't be surprised if they give you biscuit.(Roti means biscuit in Sarawak) There is another interesting fact;you wouldn't find Gardenia or High-5 bread in here.The state government encourage local bread producer in Miri.

Until next time, I want to cook myself a plate of fries, sausages, nuggets for my lunch.It is better to cook yourself because you would not criticize your own cooked meal.

2 comment(s):

mamahykal said...

Ai-chan is looking for a job. So she can open a bakery here!

eyman hykal said...

"You could not critise your own cooked meal!" That's cute!