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Miri - Tour - Grand Old Lady

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It is a must see ... for visitors .....

The Grand Old Lady is the Miri Oil Well No.1 situated at Canadian Hill. The old folks said that there was one Canadian who lived there and his main business was to recruit foreign and local workers to work in the oil fields around this mountain therefore it was called Canadian Hill.  The Grand Old Lady is accessible through narrow and steep road.

Oil Well No. 1 is the first oil well in Malaysia to be drilled by Shell Company in 1910. After a productive six decades and estimated 660,000 barrels of oil, it was shut down in 1972. It was eventually declared a national monument.

Previously there was a lookout tower near the monument but it had been dismantled to make way for the construction of Miri Petroleum Science Museum and it is now being replaced by a viewing platform provided on top of this Miri latest landmark. Beside the museum it has various kinds of exhibitions as well.


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