What you may not know about the Piasau Boat Club (PBC)

(John Hill) #1

I have been a member of Piasau Boat Club for many years. During a recent discussion between members, it was it was mentioned that some people in Miri did not know that the Piasau Boat Club even existed . Well I have been going there on a regular base for many years and I can confirm it does exist. The problem is if you are already a member or live in the immediate area, you know all about the Piasau Boat Club (PBC). I hope posting this topic makes the wider Miri Community aware of the existence of the Piasau Boat Club (PBC) and what it has to offer .

For details following these links: http://piasauboatclub.com/ https://www.facebook.com/piasauboatclub/ Tripadvisor review/photos at Sunset - Picture of Piasau Boat Club, Miri - TripAdvisor

The club is also in the same area as the Piasau Nature Reserve (PNR) with easy access to the Piasau Nature Reserve. See link for details. https://piasaunaturereserve.com.my/

Also, it was mentioned in our conversation that many people don’t know where the Piasau Boat Club is Located. It is a bit off the beaten track and not well sign posted but readily accessible and close to most location in Miri. Just drive over the Piasau Bridge and turn left at the traffic lights. Travel along Jalan Peninsula. Take the second turn on the right then just follow the signs post for Piasau Boat Club (PBC). . See map below;
Piasau Boat Club (PBC) is located a secluded attractive location close to the beach and adjacent to the Puasai Nature Reserve.

    Another misconception about the Boat Club is you can’t get access the Club Area if you are not a member. That is no longer true. The Beachcomber Bar and Restaurant open to the public Monday to Sunday. See link for details: The Beachcomber Bar and Restaurant open to public from Monday-Sunday – Piasau Boat Club
    You may also be able to enter club for various special events. You have just missed out on Valentine’s Day & Chinese New Year events. See link for updates: News & Events – Piasau Boat Club

    It is not a requirement that you are Shell or Petronas staff to be a member For various options on membership go to : Types – Piasau Boat Club

    The name “Boat Club” often creates a miss conception of what the Piasau Boat Club (PBC) is all about. Originally it was a basically a Boat Club but over the years it has evolved in to a Sport and Recreation Club. While it still does have excellent Boating/Water Sport facilities it also cater for many other sporting and social actives including a well-equipped Gym, Tennis Court, Squash Court, Climbing Wall etc.
    If you are looking for a good gym, this is probably the best gym in Miri. You can get cheaper gyms but if you look at the other facilities available for club membership it is probably the best value for money. See link: Gym – Piasau Boat Club

(John Hill) #2

I am a frequent user of the Gym. Based on my experiences using the gym I have some comments and photos I wish to share with you.

• The equipment is well maintained. There is a log book to register faulty/broken equipment next to the gym entry. The log book is checked daily and required repairs carried out in good time.
• Although the gym is well equipped its as large floor area, so it’s not congested. There is plenty of spare room for aerobic activities etc.
• The gym is always bright with good lighting from both natural lighting through the large widows in the day time and the electric lighting system in the evening.
• The gym is always cool. There AC units are mounted all sides of the gym, so the all areas of the gym are cool. There ample AC capacity to keep the gym cool on the hottest of days.
• If you like to listen to music while exercising there is facilities to play music from disc or from your phone over the sound system that covers the entire area of the gym with local area volume adjustments. There is through a mandatory upper limit on the volume, so please respect this limit and have consideration for other people. If you want to listen to very load music its better, you use your personnel head set. You can even watch Music Videos on the TV/Sound System
• There is good Wi-Fi coverage in the gym area. The password is posted on the wall

Khalis is the Gym attendant and is always available if you need help. He is a very conscientious guy. He makes sure all the equipment is in good, safe working order and stored in the right place. Please help him by putting the weights and equipment back where you found them. Khalis also can give instruction on basic exercise routines. The gym always has one set of Suspension Exercise equipment connected. The are anchor points for up to 8 sets for group training. The treadmills are always in demand. New tread mills have recently been installed to cater for the growing demand. The tread mills and cross trainer face the windows with a view of the beach. ![IMG_20190213_104513%20(1)|375x500] (upload://A0q1WIYFsodQmGUHyOBzhjHjehW.jpeg)

(John Hill) #3


Date(s) - 09/03/2019
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Beach Day Is Back!!

PBC’s Beach Day is back everyone!!

The day starts at 9 am and will last until 7 pm! We wide range of activities for the everyone to participate in :
– Sailing
– Kayaking
– Windsurf
– Banana Boat Ride
– Sand Castle
– Bouncy Castle
– Beach Soccer
– Beach Volleyball
– Kites

Also lot of other entertainment, BBQ, promotions, live band!

(John Hill) #4


I often park my car at the Piasau Boat Club (PBC) in the evening and go for a jog or a gentle walk along the beach, followed by a sundowner beer at the Beachcomber Bar

I believe we are blessed with some of the most beautiful Sunsets in the world. I went to Bali in January. The sunsets in Bali were impressive but not as beautiful as the Miri Sunsets. These are some of photos I have taken with my mobile during my evening jog.

(John Hill) #5



Date(s) - 07/03/2019
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Comedy Night

March 7 it is agin Comedy Night at Piasau Boat Club! We got a great line up with Zainal Bostaman from Brunei, Aaron Barber from the USA and Jocelyn Chia from Singapore.

Jocelyn Chia:

Jocelyn Chia is a lawyer turned comedian originally from Singapore. She has been featured on cnbc.com, and has been a guest comedian on the Howard Stern Channel of Sirius XM, and a guest host on MTV. She made her standup television debut on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, hosted by William Shatner. She is also a two time winner of the Moth Storyslams.

She won the 2016 Ladies of Laughter Competition, and was a finalist at the 2017 New York’s Funniest competition at Carolines. She has received the “Rising Star Award – Comedy” at the Asian American Television and Film Festival, and made her Comedy Central debut in 2018. She has performed in festivals such as the Boston Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival, and colleges such as NYU and Harvard University, and has opened for Doug Stanhope.

She is now back in the region, filming for Comedy Central.

In Asia, she is represented by Warner Music Singapore, and is Warner Music’s first ever non music artiste.

Check her out on the following link: YouTube

Brian Tan

One our proud sons of the grassroots scene. Brian has been through leaps and bounds proving to be one of the most dedicated and passionate comics in KL. His most recent notable stint was when we became one of the first Malaysians to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for 22 sold out shows! Starting in 2012, Brian Tan has, over the years of performing around the Malaysian comedy scene, developed a unique brand of comedy that sets him apart from most acts. Branded as a one-liner comedian, Brian’s stand-up comedy covers a wide range of topics and engages his audience using a combination of intelligence and self-deprecation. Brian has opened for internationally acclaimed comedian Paul Ogata.

Aaron Barber:

Leaving America to seek refuge in the more politically stable Malaysia, Aaron Barber is one of the fastest rising comics on the comedy circuit in Kuala Lumpur. A hilarious mix of charm, wit and tongue in cheek humour, Aaron always leaves audiences in stitches! He has performed in the US, Singapore, Taiwan, and across Malaysia.

If you think you recognise him, it may be because Aaron’s good looks and acting chops have meant he has also been in adverts for Dominos, Maxis, Malaysia Airlines and even landed him a role in the Tamil movie ‘Tamizh Padam 2’ and Mandarin film ‘The Leakers’.

For tickets call our office: 085-640063 or klick ling to buy ticket Comedy Night Tickets, Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM | Eventbrite

Just drive over the Piasau Bridge and turn left at the traffic lights. Travel along Jalan Peninsula. Take the second turn on the right then just follow the signs post for Piasau Boat Club (PBC). . See map below;
Piasau Boat Club (PBC) is located a secluded attractive location close to the beach and adjacent to the Puasai Nature Reserve.