Colonial-style shoplots must be preserved, says businessman

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  • Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017

These old shophouses in Miri’s Chinatown built during the British colonial era were burnt in a fire on Sunday, prompting calls for the government to preserve heritage buildings.

MIRI: The colonial-style shoplots in Miri’s little Chinatown must be properly preserved and conserved as there are very few old heritage buildings left in the heart of the city centre.

The fire on Sunday that destroyed a double-storey department store in Miri’s Chinatown and three sundry shops next to it, showed how fragile these buildings are.

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