Monday, August 01, 2005

Malaysia Borneo My Destination: "Miri to become Resort City"

Below is an article recently published at our main site's Travel Articles section under the Malaysia Borneo My Destination category:

Miri is the take-off point for road trips to two of the country's most important national parks - Mulu National Park and Niah National Park.

Mulu is the home of some of the world's most spectacular cave formations while Niah is a world famous archaeological site where evidence of prehistoric inhabitants dating back 40,000 years were found.

Abdul Taib, born in Miri, in October 1993 at the launch of the Miri Boulevard, said he was confident Miri could attain city status by the year 2005.

"You will see a different Miri coming out of the old oil town," he had said, adding there was no reason to be afraid of huge development because Miri's economy was booming.

Abdul Taib said Miri's economy has diversified so much that the oil industry is no longer the most dominant economic lifeline of the town.

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