Handicraft Heritage Centre
|| Jalan Brooke, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Handicraft Heritage Centre or Miri Handicraft Centre is the best place to shop for souvenirs
and handicrafts of Sarawak while visiting Miri. It is located on Jalan Brooke or Brooke Road,
in the city centre of Miri, Sarawak, in East Malaysia.
Miri Handicraft Centre showcases all sorts of unique and handmade art craft, handicrafts,
T-shirts, bead works and many more. It is definitely a place that you must stop by to have
a short shopping spree for native handicrafts before going back to your hometown. There are
various stalls in the centre and so, the choices and options are uncountable with vibrant
colors and unique crafting. These stalls are all run by individuals. Regularly, you can see
the locals, mostly elderly, hand craft their products live on the spot. Besides crafting
and bead work, there are more products selling in the centre including the Penan mats and
bakestry items. Wood tied bracelet and necklace are to be seen around too. The building
that houses the handicraft centre has rich historical means as it is previously functioned
as the Community Hall of Miri state.
Formerly, there are many events held in that very place including wedding receptions
and dinner, state dinner, community social activities and etc. Shopping in the heritage
centre is a nice experience as the sellers are all very friendly. They are good in
suggestions and opinions. Moreover, you do not even need to bargain with them to achieve
the lower price as they will automatically give you some discounts if you were to purchase
around 2-3 items. Plus, the prices are very reasonable and affordable. There is a famous
tit bit selling next door too, naming the Sago Biscuits. Sago Biscuits is one of the famous
foods in Miri that tourists have to taste.
If you plan to spend a few nights in Miri, accommodations would not be a problem. There are
many hotels in the city centre from budget hotels to luxurious ones. Decent hotels with excellent
services are everywhere including Mega Hotel, Imperial Hotel and Park City Everly Hotel, just to
name a few. However, it is better to make reservations ahead to guarantee a room especially in
peak seasons such as during the school holidays or any public holidays.
It is easy to reach the Handicraft Heritage Centre as it is located in the city centre.
Hail a taxi and you will reach your destination. You can also rent a car to drive about in
Miri town. Once you are at Merbau Road or Brooke Road near the Miri Hotel and Pacific
Orient Hotel, you will spot the handicraft centre.