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The Grand Old Lady

Canada Hill, Miri 98000, Malaysia
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First Onshore oilfield in Borneo

Greta place to visit as it shows how oil was extracted and processed in the old days, and how Miri... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Y2079
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KL
Interesting

This is the place where the first oil was extracted in 1910. Historical place. The area is clean... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Erwin H
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Canada Hill, Miri 98000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Greta place to visit as it shows how oil was extracted and processed in the old days, and how Miri plays a big part in contributing 75% of the oil production in Malaysia!~

Thank Y2079
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the place where the first oil was extracted in 1910. Historical place. The area is clean and well maintained. Nice views on the city of Miri

Thank Erwin H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit for visitors specially those who are first time to Miri. It tells you much about the history of Miri and it's origin for oil

Thank Rin7
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

There is not much activities there as the museum is closed for renovation or maintenance (not too sure is which). There is a old well with description about the origin and why it was there. The only thing that I really enjoy is the sea...More

Thank Charlotte Celes... L
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The Grand Old Lady, site of Malaysia's first oil well Miri Number 1 is located on top of Canada Hill overlooking Miri town. Although of undoubted interest to those with a general interest to Sarawak's economic history this will hold a particular fascination with those...More

Thank MartinBaxter58
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The Grand Old Lady (Oil well #1, the first oil well in Malaysia) is a monument that stands on top of Canada Hill, overlooking Miri city. The clear views of this seaside town is stunning. The Petroleum Museum is built and maintained by Shell, it...More

2  Thank LoChin73
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Quite a chilled placr to hang out with friends and family at night. Pretty happening with street food stalls and a restaurant at the peak of GOL. Well landscaped to allow people to walk and sit.

Thank Shamie S
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

The museum was very informative. The architecture was nice. Worth a visit if you want to learn more about Miri.

Thank Marie C
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Shell, the petroleum giant was once influencing the economy of this town. The answer can be easily find out when visitors come to Canada Hill, which just overlooking at the centre of the town. On top of the hill, there stands The Grand Old Lady,...More

Thank petersjsim
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Must see for a bird's eye view of the city. A pleasant walk up the hill takes you to the Grand Old Lady. There is a petroleum museum there too, but it was closed for renovations. Early morning is the best time to visit so...More

Thank man0haran
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