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280 miles from Sarawak River Marina (Kuching)

MIRI MARINA. 4°23.118N, 113°58.352E

Miri Marina is one mile south of the Baram River (called ‘Miri River’ by the locals), tucked in behind a breakwater in a sheltered lagoon. The bay to the south and east is shallow.

The statue on the port side breakwater on entering is a seahorse, the city emblem of Miri. The marina offers full facilities and berthing for 80 yachts up to 115 ft. The depth inside is approximately 4 metres with a 2-metre soft mud bank at the entrance.

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Located in Miri town, the marina offers plenty of opportunities to explore Sarawak. It is an ideal base from which to explore nearby Gunung Mulu, Niah and Lambir Falls National Parks. Gunung Malu is a must see as it has one of the biggest limestone cave systems on the planet complete with over three million bats.

Only one mile north is the river mouth, which is well worth exploring by dinghy or hiring a local boat. The water comes out black from the tannins it collects on its run from some 400 km inland.

This city is the base for the off-shore oil and gas industry of Northern Sarawak and as such carries a huge range of marine hardware and supplies at competitive prices.

Since Miri is often the first or final port of entry when cruising this coast, the local government officers are used to dealing with clearing yachts. The Marine Department is on the way into town and Customs and Immigration buildings are not far from each other in the main city.[/read]

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