Miri – from where it all began


  • Nation
  • Friday, 20 May 2005

MIRI, declared as Malaysia’s newest city today, occupies a very special place in the history of Malaysia’s oil industry – it was here that oil was first struck in 1910.  

Possibly the earliest record of the existence of oil seepages in Sarawak’s Baram-Miri District was mentioned in the diary of the Baram district officer in 1882 when he wrote of what he called “the celebrated earth oil”. 

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