Fully upgraded Visitor Information Centre unveiled in Miri

Ting (third left, in yellow) with Dato Dennis Ngau (fourth left), Sharzede (first left) and and Cr Arrifin (sixth left) during the reopening of Miri VIC today.

MIRI, April 24: The Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) steps into a new era with the official unveiling of the rejuvenated Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Miri to the public.

This event, held on Wednesday, signifies the completion of the comprehensive upgrade of the entire area, marking a fresh look and purpose not only for tourists but also for Miri’s vibrant community.

“The inauguration of the enhanced VIC in Miri is a special occasion as it not only unveils a revitalized look and purpose for this space but also underscores our commitment to ensuring that visitors have seamless access to information, recognising it as the invaluable currency of travel,” said Deputy Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew at the unveiling of the VIC today.


“The establishment of the VIC in Miri was a vital necessity. Its fundamental role in driving tourism for Sarawak. As a frontline ambassador, the VIC serves as a vital hub for information and guidance for enriching experiences, reinforcing Sarawak’s appeal as a premier destination,” he added.

STB chairman Dato Dennis Ngau echoed the sentiment, stating, “The transformed VIC not only provides information but also actively engages stakeholders, facilitating discussions and exchanges on various tourism matters.

“These efforts help emphasise Miri’s significance as one of Sarawak’s primary entry points, contributing to the positioning of Sarawak as the Gateway to Borneo.”

Given Miri’s status as the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Mulu National Park, the upgraded VIC is strategically positioned to accommodate the increasing number of tourists visiting the division.

Moreover, the revitalised centre aims to serve as a vibrant space for both visitors and the local community, hosting various events and activities.

A notable addition to the area is the Sape Sculpture, standing tall at 3.2 meters, adding character to the garden and the city of Miri itself.

The event was attended by the city’s deputy mayor Cr Arrifin Mohamad and STB’s chief executive officer Sharzede Datu Salleh Askor. — DayakDaily