THE “Grand Old Lady” is no stranger to Miri folk, but for visitors a trip to this oil city in northern Sarawak would not be complete without stopping by to see her.
This “lady” is actually the first oil well to be sunk in Miri.
Located on top of Canada Hill, it provides stunning views over Miri and the sea.
The well was dug on August 10, 1910, and completed on Dec 22 the same year, the first of 624 wells to be commissioned in Miri’s oilfield.
After a remarkable record of 62 years in service and produced over 650,000 barrels of oil, the “Grand Old Lady” was finally decommissioned in Oct 31 1972.
Continue reading (incl. pics) at: Miri’s first oil well stands stately at museum