Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A lovely the Sea Horse land

Last weekend, im presented to a relaxing & wonderful 2 days holiday. We had good food, good rest & a good massage....Read on..

On a fine & sunny Saturday morning, with our empty stomach, we headed to Hole No.9 shop for our breakfast. Actually the shop does not have a name, CB n frens called it Hole No.9 shop coz its opposite the hole no.9 of a golfcourse. As we woke up quite late, we prayed that the famous fried chicken wing have not gone down to otherpeople's stomach :p As we arrived, its a relief to see the shop is opened, & chicken wings are served minutes later, hehe.& So we happily enjoyed our finger-licking good chicken wings, with a golf course view, & lush greenery all around us. Now I understand why Miri ppl dont like to live in KL. They have a peaceful life here, unlike the hectic KL lifestyle. We then drove to another place for their home-made ice cream. Its really yummylicious, rich & smooth. I think it tastedbetter than the big famous brand like Haagen-Dazs & Baskin Robbins, and its super cheap!

After our stomach are satisfied, we shopped at the Boulevard & did some chores before we headed out huntingfor some food again, haha. This time its a shop selling mixed HK & malaysian style food called Double Star.We had pork chop with rice & fried rice with salted fish. The food is not very special, but delicious, althoughthe pork chop is a bit too dry to my liking. Luckily they served all rice with a bowl seaweed soup =)

The 'main-course' of the day arrived as we then checked-in at the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa. Its a nice hotel with a sea view, a big swimming pool and the mandara spa. The bedding is extra soft & with the thick comforter, you dont want to get out of the bed once you get inside, haha. While the sun setting down, We took a stroll along the coastline which lead us to the swimming pool. Its full of holiday-makers, most of them 'ang moh'. The ambience is cheerful with the hawaiian music playing at the background, children's laughter & adults chatting voices..The only dissapointment is there are no beaches here.

around Miri Marriott

We then headed to the Mandara Spa to get ourselves pampered & our first experience of the Aromatherapy Floral Bath & balinese massage. The decor of the spa is purely balinese. Once we stepped into the Spa, we immediately felt relaxed, by the smell of the massage oil & the cozy settings of the spa. We were welcomed by the friendly staff &a cup of cool ginger tea was served. We were then urshered to a room & asked to change to the sarong provided. We enjoyed the 30 min of the aromatherapy floral bath, with candlelight & again some biscuits & hot ginger tea were served, followed by the balinese massage. Its great that once in a while we engaged in such indulgence =)

Mandara Spa
The day ended with a sumptious seafood dinner at the Sea Horse restaurant. (Been wondering why a lot of shops here isnamed sea horse or hai ma - means sea horse in mandarin. Later, I found out that sea horse is the mascot of Miri, ha, tat's why!). We had rice with spicy & sour Tom Yam steamed fish & deep fried garlic prawns. The fish is super fresh, & prawns is savory with just enough tinge of saltiness on the shell. It was indeed a nice way to end our Saturday excursion around Miri.

Hmmm, you may have realised by now we are the gluttony people :p so Sunday is another day of goin around Miri hunting for food, kaka. We had a big brunch at the hotel, then some ice kacang & again another round of the home-made ice cream, & a nice dinner at the Piasau Boat Club (PBC). The crowd at PBC are mostly 'ang mohs', coz its located in the Sarawak Shell housing area for the expat. Food is so-so, but I really like the environment there. PBC is overlooking theSouth China Sea, & its surrounding area planted with big, tall trees. The open-air restaurant is located on the 1st floor of the main building. Its very romantic to have our meal under the yellow lighting, feel the cool sea breeze brushing against our cheeks, & listen to the sound of the waves hitting the shores..

brunch @ the hotel

This is really a fun-filled weekend for us, more like an eating spree though, haha. Well well,I got my well-deserved holiday, thanks to my hero.. =)

This trip have definitely changed my impressions on Miri. It is quite a fine city to live in, & yes, in case you are wondering, Miri is a city! The street is clean, no jam, nice beaches, impressive scenery & most importantly, they have good restaurants too...

p/s: Ever since my old schooling days, I have not wrote such a long 'essay' on something, haha... hope you like it.I think bloggin is good for me, it helps me to be a less ignorant person...


Just Sharlene said...

Wah, the photos look very 'professional' leh. You definately must come and take lots of photos of my cat this Sunday!

beekean said...

pai sey pai sey, still learning ah... This Sunday sure go your house... got food, food, food & food mah, hehe. Hmmm, never take pictures of animals yet, let's try out this Sunday!!!