Miri has about 230,000 residents. It is a warm hospitable city.
The infrastructure is well developed.
Hardware stores are all over the city.
Good craftsmen are available.
For provision, there is a wide selection of shops, supermarkets and shopping malls in town, as well as, a local fish market, pork markets and fruit and vegetable markets.
Miri has an airport with flights to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Singapore and is an ideal base to explore the Mulu Caves, Niah Caves and Lambir Hills National Park.
The 'Miri App', which can be downloaded for free, gives useful information about food, attractions, events, shopping and entertainment.