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Pustaka Semporna
SEMPORNA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Pustaka Miri
Miri Public Library

Miri City Fan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miri

The way it has been constructed is rather unique as different corners have structures that are commonly associated with the culture and lifestyle of people from the various communities in Sarawak. 

Miri City Fan is a masterpiece town park - an award wining civic centre rich in cultural, artistic and architectural features and with aesthetic ambience. This is a unique fan-shaped urban civic park designed to create civic consciousness by the embodiment of several symbolic parks. 

Gardens in Miri City Fan are well-managed and clean.


Miri Central Park

Ground-breaking ceremony of Miri Central Park project 18th May 2014 Sunday
The developer is Pantai Bayu Indah Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Samling Group and Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA),
The RM40 million Miri Central Park, which spans 15.7 acres, forms part of the proposed Marina ParkCity which occupies 400 acres of reclaimed land.
The first authentic seafront development in Sarawak, Miri Central Park, slated to be completed in early 2016, would be an urban park for, among others, cultural, festival and entertainment programmes throughout the year.


Its main features are :
1- a 500-yard seafront boardwalk
2- an amphitheatre
3- large playground for picnics
4- water activities


This project would change the lifestyle of the people here for it would be giving Miri city a new ambience.


 

Miri Hospital
CAR RENTAL SERVICES
MIRI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
This is Mulu!
Plants for Life Trial at Gunung Mulu
|  Grand Old Lady on Canadian Hill
Taman Awam Miri
Miri City Fan
Esplanet Beach

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/miri/
http://www.miricouncil.gov.my/
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Pustaka Miri

The library stocks books in Bahasa, Chinese and English. The reference section, which is not open for children, has newspapers, mainly local ones. There is a special Children's Infotheque with a nice selection of children's books in English and Bahasa and a special computer suite where children can access computer games.
Pustaka Miri's membership is open to all who are 4 years old and above. To register online visit www.librarynet.com.my or visit the Multimedia Galeri on the ground floor. There is a car park between the Miri Pustaka and the Miri Public Swimming Pool.

Pustaka Miri, which is an IT library of sorts, This digital library has its imposing architectural design. It also known as the Miri Resource Center. This digital library was built next to the Miri City Fan Park.

Miri Public Library which is just beside the Miri City Fan. This new library opened only in 2002. Pustaka Miri, the regional digital library of Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, is located right beside the Miri Fan City.  We saw students doing revisions there while some were surfing.

Pustaka Miri, the regional library of Pustaka Negeri Sarawak. Pustaka Miri caters for information and research needs of the northern region of Sarawak. This library is another 'Fountain of Knowledge' set up in line with Pustaka Negeri Sarawak's target of ensuring all individuals within the State be given equal opportunity to access information and acquire knowledge.

Linked to Pustaka Negeri Sarawak via Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, Pustaka Miri is an epitome of digital library that provides a combination of print as well as electronic and digital information resources.

Pustaka Miri is:

  • A research and reference centre, with collections to assist researchers knowledge seekers;
  • An off site depository centre for legal deposit materials;
  • A centre for development of special collections relating to Miriana and other local history initiatives;
  • A contributor to Pustaka Negeri Sarawak's databases on information materials on and about Sarawak;
  • A place that provides education and activities to raise information literacy.

 

Pustaka Miri, the regional digital library of Pustaka Negeri Sarawak is beside the Miri Fan City.  This library is being set up in line with Pustaka Negeri Sarawak’s target of ensuring all individuals within the state be given equal opportunity to access information and acquire knowledge.

Miri Public Library  (Pustaka Miri)
Jalan Kipas, Miri City Fan 98000 Miri
Tel. 42 25 25, Fax 41 44 44  Librarian@sarawaknet.gov.my

Suggest you start your visit from here. This Garden Direction Guide is at the Western Entrance for those walked from town. But for those came by car would arrive at the library car park  at the North Entrance which do not have this map.

What to find in Miri City Fan :

1) Promenade
2) Amphitheatre
3) Musical fountain
4) Library
5) Cultural centre
6) Various ethnic gardens

The is the Western Entrance we arrived at.


Miri City Fan is a unique fan-shaped urban civic park. This City Fan is designed to create civic consciousness by the embodiment of several symbolic parks. We were the only visitors there. Cleaners were seen sweeping dry leaves with electric blowers. .The garden is well-managed and clean. Stone crafting images are distributed over the compound. The 2 seahorses in the middle of Chinese pond is Miri’s mascot.


The Chinese Garden depicts her rich cultural traditions with displays of gazebos, willows, Chinese carps in ponds with a Chinese overhead bridge and a Chinese arch gateway.


The afternoon sun of Miri turned up bright with blue sky.  We spend the afternoon in 2 places of interest in Miri City Fan - the Chinese Garden and Swimming Pool.  Back in Tawau we do not have a public swimming pool, and using Tanjong Batu private club's swim miming pool is for member only.  Thus the swimming pool in Miri became a delight for our whole family.


Chinese carps in pond

Children like the excitement of feeding fishes, a close contact with natural life of which they could not experience at home from TV or  Video. For family with children, remember to bring along some breads. There is no signboard restricting feeding the fishes and little sparrows in the park.


Miri’s mascot - In Chinese garden you can see 2 seahorses stone carving, it’s Miri’s mascot.


Miri City Fan Chinese Garden has a bridge built according to ancient Chinese architecture, similar to the designs of bridges found in China. It has been constructed across a pond with fishes, a feature popular in Chinese courtyards from the olden times and even in Chinese homes today. 

The Chinese Garden is planted with weeping willows, again reflecting what is commonly associated with gardens and lakes in China. 


Masjid At-Taqwa


Islamic Garden is where my two children enjoyed playing hide and seek. There is a structure here built to provide shelter for the public and its roof resembles the domes found on top of mosques. 

The Islamic Garden has a well built using mosaic tiles with Islamic designs. The Garden features Islamic arches and motifs.

The main feature of this garden is this mosque dome structure. The stained glass panel has an interesting display of lights at the right angle.

Popular among the locals for evening strolls, jogging and relaxing.

There is another structure built in the park using designs found among the native communities in Sarawak. 

It is located in the Native Garden, which also features a giant vase carrying Iban motifs. 

Coming up soon in this particular garden will be huge wooden pillars complete with carvings from the various native groups, which will certainly give it more colour and dimension. 

This multi-racial recreational park reflects the distinctive composition of Miri, which is a very cosmopolitan town with many different communities living together. 

Miri is essentially a “migrant town,” made up of people from other divisions in Sarawak and other states and also expatriates who had moved here during the oil-rush in the early 1900s. 

Opened only two years ago, the recreational park can attract a larger number of visitors and tourists if it is used as the venue for more events such as plays, martial arts demonstrations, and cultural musical and dance performances. 

In fact, there is already an open-air amphitheatre in place that would be ideal for staging events of this nature. 

 

Miri City Fan is Towards the northern part of the City, a public park of fan-shape occupying 26 acres.

It is an urban civic park  Its Garden of Vision symbolizes social harmony and progress.

The Formal Garden has a classical fountain

the Botanical Garden features the rich cultural elements of Sarawak's diverse communities.

In the grounds is Pustaka Miri or Miri IT Library, an amphitheater and a swimming pool. The Library is housed in a two-storey horseshoe-shaped building with a courtyard planted with many scented flowering plants. The whiff of sweet fragrance gives visitors a nice treat to their nasal senses.

Miri City Fan was built as part of the master plan for Miri to become a Healthy Resort City. This unique fan-shaped park became a world-class urban civic park with the setting for sport, educational and cultural activities. It includes a promenade, an amphitheatre, a musical fountain, a library and cultural centre, and various ethnic gardens. It provides superb social and recreational facilities for the public.

During our 4 days in Miri, unfortunately the musical fountain never on function, this we missed out a great fun and excitement for the 2 children, especially Mei Yin who has never seen a Musical Fountain yet.  She asked how does the water dance when I told her in Musical Fountain one can see how water dance with music. Perphen in our next trip to Kuala Lumpur I could bring this 5 years old girl to see for her first time a Musical Fountain.

Beside the car park are stalls Ibans and other local selling handmade products at a reasonable price.

Dewan Suarah Miri (Miri Civic Centre)


Miri Public Swimming Pool

 

Emergency  
Ambulance (6 085) 420033
Fire & Rescue 994
Police (6 085) 433730
Miri General Hospital (6 085) 420033
Polyclinic (6 085) 412322
Miri City Medical Centre (6 085) 426622
Columbia Asia Medical Centre (6 085) 437755
   
Government Departments  
Custom & Excise Department (6 085) 433611, 433351
Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs Department (6 085) 412862, 436787
Health Department (6 085) 424722, 429987
Immigration Department (6 085) 442112
Sungai Tujuh Office (6 085) 491659
Visa & Entry Permit Section (6 085) 442104
Road Transport Department (6 085) 611101, 613005
Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (6 085) 419876
Miri Civic Centre (6 085) 417099, 417088
Miri Municipal Centre (6 085) 433504, 433503
Social Welfare Department (6 085) 419072, 419073
National Park & Wildlife Office (6 085) 436637
   
Police Department  
Police Headquarter (6 085) 432533, 433730
Miri Police Central Station (6 085) 433222, 433677
   
Public Services  
Miri Post Office (6 085) 433423
Poslaju Miri (Express Post) (6 085) 422388
Miri Kidney Dialysis Centre (6 085) 436862
Miri Red Cresent Society (6 085) 411121, 428033
Telecom Malaysia Berhad (6 085) 424977
   
Transport Services  
Airline  
Hornbill Skyways (6 085) 611066
Air Asia (6 085) 438022, 429677
MAS: Reservation 1300 883000
Airport Office (6 085) 614144
Flight Information (6 085) 615433
   
Taxi Station  
Bus Station  
Miri Transport Co. Sdn. Bhd. (6 085) 433425, 423726
Miri City Bus Sdn. Bhd. (6 085) 432599
Miri Belait Transport Co. Bhd. (6 085) 419129
   
Express Bus Station  
Bus Express (S) Sdn. Bhd. (6 085) 430396
Bus Suria Sdn. Bhd. (6 085) 430416
Biaramas Express Sdn. Bhd. (6 085) 434319, 321318
Borneo Amalgamated Transport Co. Bhd. (6 085) 430420
Lanang Road Bus Co. Bhd. (6 085) 433116
Freesia Express Sdn. Bhd. (6 085) 433898
Perhubungan Besar Bas Express Sdn. Bhd. (6 085) 435816
   
Information Centres  
Visitors' Information Centre Miri (6 085) 434180
Visitors' Information Counter Miri Airport (6 085) 615181

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