Love for our beaches

THE first thing a retiree friend wanted to see as an Ulu boy coming to study in Miri was the sea.

Masan (not his real name) had read books like the Peter and Jane series, featuring their holidays at the seaside. The books impressed him so much that he was full of anticipation when he came down by boat from Ulu Baram.

“It was an awesome sight — the blue sea and of course the sand,” he recalled.

Miri has many beaches as it lies on the northern coast of Sarawak. Beaches stretch for miles — every now and then broken by the many tributaries which form pretty shallow estuaries like Sungei Kekawang, Sungei Lusut Putus and Sungei Lusut, to name some.

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