Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Not far from selangau town is junction to Mukah,the distance from selangau to Mukah and selangau to Sibu is same,around 80 km..
Every town in Sarawak have their own trademark,Kuching with Cat ,Serian with Durian,Sarikei with Nanas,Miri with the Sea Horse (?????) and Sri Aman icon is white Dove..
Why??Semanggang or Simanggang is the original place for this town,during confrontation time between the goverment and the communist,Simanggang town become the place where both parties gathered to discuss dealing peace..and then the town simanggang change into Sri Aman( Peace) while the white dove is a symbol of peace and harmony,So then the icon(dove) until today synonym to Sri Aman.
THE FIRST: Drilling Well No1 now affectionately called the Grand Old Lady.
MIRI, 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”.
Another diary entry in 1884 suggested that “the oil district near the mouth of the Miri River should be thoroughly searched and reported on”.
In 1888, Dr Charles Hose, who became Baram district officer, took his predecessor’s suggestion to heart and began to explore these seepages himself, giving small rewards to locals who kept him closely informed of further discoveries. He soon compiled a map of the area showing no less than 28 oil seepages.
In 1907, retired but still convinced of the feasibility of commercial oil production in Miri, Dr Hose wrote to the then Rajah of Sarawak, Sir Charles Brooke, for permission to show his map and oil samples to the Shell company in London. Permission was granted and Shell was convinced enough to draw up concession negotiations with Brooke.
On terms “which were fair and satisfactory to both parties”, the areas in question were leased for 75 years from 1909 to Shell, then known as the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company Limited.
Shell’s chief geologist Dr Josef Theodore Erb visited Miri and carried out a geological survey of greater North Sarawak, which marked Shell’s earliest exploration for oil in Malaysia.
At this time, a number of Shell-owned and affiliated companies were also operating in British North Borneo, now Sabah. But Shell’s initial efforts met with little or no success. Shell then diverted its attention to Sarawak where Dr Erb was making considerable headway in pursuing Dr Hose’s conviction.
Reporting back to London, Dr Erb confirmed the existence of “numerous oil shows”. And in February 1910, after much investigation, the fixed the exploration site on the tip of Miri’s Canada Hill.
His selection of Canada Hill to drill instead of the swamps where the seepages were obviously occurring caused quite a stir among local Miri residents. But it was nevertheless to be indeed an event of profound significance when Malaysia’s first ever oil well was drilled and oil eventually struck on Dec 22,1910.
Called Miri Well No. 1, and now affectionately known as the Grand Old Lady, the wooden derrick erected at 79m above sea level began to produce an initial 83 barrels per day under the laborious cable tool method – a system used by the Chinese as early as 221AD to trap underground salt.
Between 1910 and 1957, 46 more onshore exploration wells were drilled in the Balingian and Baram Delta areas. By the time the last well was drilled in 1972, a total of 624 land wells had been drilled in the Miri field since the 1910 discoveries.
Malaysia’s first oil well is today a state monument and one of Miri’s tourist attractions.
After the discovery of oil in Miri, Shell built Malaysia’s first oil refinery there in 1914. The refinery was relocated to Lutong on the outskirts of Miri in 1916.
The year 1914 was also the year that Shell laid a submarine pipeline in Miri, a breakthrough in the technology of transporting crude to tankers out at sea.
Encouraged by the discovery of the Miri land field, there was no looking back for Shell as it stepped up its exploration activities and covered the entire Sarawak land mass.
The activity was extended to neighbouring Brunei, and – while the results in the rest of Sarawak proved disappointing – major discoveries were made in Seria, Brunei, in 1923.
By the late 1950s, Shell began to take the search for oil off Sarawak and Sabah. In 1960, the first mobile drilling rig ever used in Malaysia, Orient Explorer, arrived in Sarawak waters and began to explore off Baram Point.
Advances in exploration and production technology were used to meet the special challenges of ocean environments. These efforts were rewarded by the discovery of Sarawak’s first offshore field, Baram, in 1963, which coincided with the year the state became part of Malaysia.
Others followed suit – West Lutong, Tukau, Baronia, Betty, Bakau, Bokor, to name a few. The first offshore oil production began from West Lutong in 1968.
( a little history class,newspaper cutting about miri,oil and the history)
Monday, 12 October 2009
Peter Sibon & LH Cheng
KUCHING: Prime Minister Datuk Patinggi Najib Tun Razak pledges to develop Sarawak and Sabah to make them on par with states in Peninsular Malaysia.
“As head of the Federal Government, I pledge to develop the two states, and I have proven this with my frequent visits to Sarawak. Not only have I visited big towns like Kuching, Miri and Sibu but I also have visited villages such as Kampung Piching in Serian,” Najib said in his keynote address when officiating at Malaysia Day Celebrations held at Padang Merdeka here last night.
He promised that he would visit every nook and corner of Sarawak in the future.
On the 1Malaysia Concept that he coined, he explained that it embodied a sense of belonging in one big family, and a source of pride to do one’s best for the nation.
He said the (1Malaysia) concept was actually derived from Sarawak and Sabah because they had large numbers of ethnic groups.
“Last May, I have said that Sabah was the best model for 1Malaysia. Today, I would like to appeal to all Malaysians to emulate Sarawak, the Land of the Hornbill, as another model for 1Malaysia.
“Both Sarawak and Sabah are actually the best models of 1Malaysia.”
He admitted that states in Peninsular Malaysia were more advanced than Sarawak and Sabah in terms of development, but they (Sarawak and Sabah) manifested the true spirit of ethnic harmony and unity.
He quoted a media survey which said that not all Malaysians understood the true meaning of Malaysia Day Celebrations.
“In the September 15, 2009 survey, only six people out of the 20 interviewed, understood its meaning. Eight others were confused thinking it’s Independence Day, while three others thought that Malaysia Day is related to the 1Malaysia Concept. Three others did not even have any idea of what Malaysia Day is all about.”
The Prime Minister explained that Malaysia Day was in fact an important historical event when three regions namely Sarawak, Sabah and Malaya decided to form a federation.
“Likewise, the 1Malaysia Concept is appropriately used as a theme for the Malaysia Day Celebrations this year.
“I hope that this spirit will continue to fire us to ensure that Malaysia remain as one nation and its people united.”
He also paid tribute to those who have struggled to achieve the country’s independence. Three Sarawakians namely Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Bujang Mohd Nor, Dato Sri Dominic Dagok and Dato Sri Tra Zehnder were among 10 Malaysians given the 1Malaysia Role Model award (Tokoh Anugerah 1Malaysia).
Chief Minister Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, and Minister of Information, Communication and Culture Dato’ Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim also spoke at the function, which was also attended by Head of State Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Muhammad Salahuddin and his wife Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Hajah Norkiah.
Friday, 9 October 2009
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Every town area major or not synonym with their express boat,and where there is the boat.there must be jetty.Before road transport use regularly like today ,most of people travel throughout sarawak or via to other remote area by boat and express boat.
There is small type and big type...
Here’s a list of HALAL eateries in hotels in Sarawak that we got from Jabatan Agama Islam Sarawak’s website. For full and updated list, do click on the link. You can also get to see what they serve in the eatery.
- RIVERSIDE MAJESTIC (RIVER PALACE KITCHEN)
- RIVERSIDE MAJESTIC (CAFE MAJESTIC KITCHEN)
- RIVERSIDE MAJESTIC HOTEL (COCA RESTAURANT KITCHEN)
- GRAND MARGHERITA KUCHING (MEISAN SZECHUAN KITCHEN)
- GRAND MARGHERITA (SERAPI KITCHEN)
- GRAND MARGHERITA (ORCHID GARDEN KITCHEN)
- MERDEKA PALACE HOTEL & SUITE (AURORA COURT KITCHEN)
- MERDEKA PALACE HOTEL & SUITE (CHINESE BANQUET KITCHEN)
- MERDEKA PALACE HOTEL & SUITE (BECCARI KITCHEN)
- HOTEL HILTON KUCHING (TOH YUEN KITCHEN BANQUET KITCHEN)
- HOTEL HILTON KUCHING (WATERFRONT CAFE/STEAK HOUSE)
- HOTEL GRAND CONTINENTAL KUCHING KITCHEN
- PENVIEW INN HOTEL (BANQUET KITCHEN)
- PENVIEW INN HOTEL (COFFEE HOUSE KITCHEN)
- SANTUBONG KUCHING RESORT HOME & HOTEL (MAIN KITCHEN)
- HARBOUR VIEW HOTEL (BANQUET KITCHEN)
- HARBOUR VIEW HOTEL (CAFE HARAPAN KITCHEN)
- THE REGENCY PLAZA HOTEL (MAIN KITCHEN)
- THE REGENCY RAJAH COURT HOTEL (MAIN KITCHEN)
- KUCHING PARK HOTEL (MAIN KITCHEN)
- KUCHING PARK HOTEL (SAVOURY KITCHEN)
- KINGWOOD INN SDN BHD (MAIN KITCHEN)
- DAMAI BEACH RESORT (FISHERMAN CATCH KITCHEN)
- DAMAI BEACH RESORT (TREEZ RESTAURANT KITCHEN)
- DAMAI BEACH (CAFE SATANG KITCHEN)
- TIARA INN (KITCHEN)
- KINGWOOD RESORT MUKAH (MAIN KITCHEN)
- VICTORIA INN (RESTAURANT)
- DRAGON INN (MAIN KITCHEN)
- PAYANG PURI HOTEL (SARIKEI) SDN. BHD.(556898V)
- HOTEL ZUHRA (CAFE ZUHRA)
- PREMIER HOTEL (CAFE PALMELIA)
- LI HUA HOTEL SIBU (MAIN KITCHEN)
- KINGWOOD HOTEL SIBU (RIVERFRONT CAFE KITCHEN)
- KINGWOOD HOTEL SIBU (MINGZIANG COURT KITCHEN)
- TANAHMAS HOTEL (PEPPERS CAFE KITCHEN’S)
- TANAHMAS HOTEL (GOLDEN PALACE KITCHEN)
- PREMIER HOTEL (CAFE PALMELIA / MAIN KITCHEN)
- RH HOTEL (ORIENTAL BISTRO KITCHEN)
- RH HOTEL (BANQUET KITCHEN)
- MEGA HOTEL (CHATTER BOX KITCHEN)
- MEGA HOTEL (LOTUS COURT KITCHEN )
- MEGA HOTEL (MAIN KITCHEN)
- DYNASTY HOTEL (BANQUET KITCHEN)
- DYNASTY HOTEL (CAFE ROSITA KITCHEN)
- PACIFIC ORIENT HOTEL (MAIN KITCHEN)
- EASTWOOD VALLEY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (KITCHEN)
- IMPERIAL HOTEL (IMPERIAL RESTAURANT KITCHEN)
- IMPERIAL HOTEL (BANQUET MAIN KITCHEN)
- IMPERIAL HOTEL (BANQUET KITCHEN)
- PARKCITY EVERLY HOTEL MIRI (MELINAU TERRACE KITCHEN)
- PARKCITY EVERLY HOTEL MIRI (BANQUET KITCHEN)
- MIRI MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA (MIRI MARRIOTT MAIN KITCHEN)
- GRAND PALACE HOTEL (BEST WESTERN MAIN KITCHEN)
- GRAND PALACE HOTEL (HAN PALACE MAIN KITCHEN)
- PURNAMA HOTEL (MAIN KITCHEN)
- PURNAMA HOTEL (KUALI COFFEE HOUSE KITCHEN)
- LI HUA HOTEL BINTULU (MAIN KITCHEN)
- PARKCITY EVERLY HOTEL BINTULU (BANQUET RESTAURANT)
- PARKCITY EVERLY HOTEL BINTULU (M & D’s RESTAURANT)
- HOTEL THE REGENCY PLAZA (BANQUET KITCHEN)
- HOTEL THE REGENCY PLAZA (KEMENA COFFEE HOUSE)