This is excellent information. I have done some exploration myself but I had nothing like the same success as you. I think the Sarawak Heritage Society was thinking of setting up a museum in Miri, I will follow with them and keep you in the loop.
I do have some interesting information on what I found while exploring in the Kampung Pangkalan area, that I will share with you later.
In the meantime I want to share some recent history of the Lutong Airstrip:-
I just did a Google search and found this image of a Puma Helicopter landing close to the Shell Terminal at Lutong Airstrip.
You can see the Shell Terminal and Conning Tower in the background. I feel the Shell Terminal was of historical value and should have been left standing once Shell lost ownership of the Lutong Airstrip. Since the terminal was demolished so far nobody has developed this derelict site?
This Photo also brings back fond memories of Miri in the 1980’s. Before I came to Miri I had done a one year contract with ARAMCO in the middle of the hot harsh Saudi Arabian dessert where the summertime temperature is 50+ deg. C . When I arrived in Miri I thought I was in paradise. Anybody who complains about Miri should spend a year in the Saudi Arabia dessert, then they will appreciate how lucky they are to be living in Miri.
In the 1980’s I spent a few years working offshore on the E11 & F23 Projects on two weeks on two weeks off rotation. There is a possibility I could have been in the Helicopter in the photo!!! The E11 Project was running behind schedule. There were some heavy penalty clauses in the Shell contract if they missed the first ever scheduled LNG tanker loading. To get back on schedule Shell arranged for Bristow Helicopters to shuttle project crews on 12 hour shift changes to and from E-11 . This went on for months continuously on a 24 hour basis and this helped get the project back on schedule.
As I have mentioned before in the 1980’s Shell installed the 2 meter high concrete piles on the coast line (at that time) at Lutong Beach to protect these facilities from the sea . Since Shell lost ownership of the Lutong Airstrip facilities nobody has taken responsibility to installing barriers to prevent coastline erosion . The beach has already almost reached Jalan Pantai and its just a matter of time before it does. If you look at the coastline just half a kilometer north of Lutong Beach there are huge heavy duty stone erosion barriers in place. I think Shell or maybe Petronas have ownership of this coastline???
While Shell/Petronas may not be legally directly responsible for protecting the coast line its obviously in their interest to protect any of their facilities close to the coastline from damage due to coastline erosion.