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

1 PIASAU BOAT CLUB INFORMATION
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/ Piasau Boat Club - Home | Facebook 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/

2 PIASAU BOAT CLUB LOCATION. HOW TO GET THERE
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.

  1. PIASAU BOAT CLUB ACCESS FOR NON-MEMBERS/PUBLIC:
    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: http://piasauboatclub.com/2019/01/04/piasau-boat-club-beachcomber-and-restaurant-now-open-for-the-public/
    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

  2. PIASAU BOAT CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS NOT JUST FOR SHELL & PETRONAS STAFF;
    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

  3. PIASAU “BOAT CLUB” IS NOT JUST ABOUT BOATS
    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


    I have made a video of the drive from the Piasau Bridge to the Piasau Boat Club park. I hope this helps you find the PBC if you have never been there before. Click link below

PIASAU BOAT CLUB GYM
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)

SUNSET/SUNRISE AT THE PIASAU BOAT CLUB

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.



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Other interesting Beach Photo

Debris on the beach after a high tide and storm

New island suddenly appears on beach
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Star War fans on the PBC beach on the on the 4th May 2019. ‘May the Fourth be with you”
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Piauau Boat Club Beach Video

PBC Beach Family playing

PBC Beach race

PBC Sailing

PBC Beach: fishing boat close to beach. This was in the month of March. That the season for fishing for small prawns/shrimps. I think that’s what he is fishing for. They then sell the small prawns/shrimps at the stalls opposite Lutong Airstrip . The shrimps are then crushed and mixed with seasoning to make Belacan paste. You have probably eaten Belacan with local spicy dishes.

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Lutong Beach Videos

If you want to go for a jog are a walk just over 2 km north of the PBC is the Lutong Beach. It’s a very popular beach with lots of activities especially at weekend

Lutong Beach

Lutong Beach

If you watch these videos will notice wooden piles just popping out the sand. These wooden piles are thought to be the remains of a World War 2 Japanese Bunker and the site is being propose by Sarawak Heritage Society as a Gazetted Heritage Site . If you want to learn more go to Interesting historical photos of Miri?
I also published this YouTube video of these mysterious wooden piles:

The long Concrete piles sticking up a few meter high out of the sand were installed by Shell in the 1980’s to prevent coastline erosion. At the time these piles where on the coastline. This gives an idea of the rate of coastline erosion. Its just a matter of time before the beach reaches Jalan Pantai.

If go on the Beach my only advice is “WEAR SUNSCREEN”

BOUNCY CASTLE & INFLATABLE POOL AVAILABLE ON FRIDAYS
Posted on:September 5, 2019

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Don’t forget to bring your kids and loved ones with you too!

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Thirsty Monkey takes a drink early morning at Piasua Boat Club
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Videos of Piasau Boat Club.


Early Bird sitting on top of PBC rules of entrance.
I wonder if he read the PBC rules of entrance?
I wonder if you have PBC rules of entrance???

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The Borneo Jam Rock Fest POSTPONED

Postponed due to COVID-19 Virus. New date still to be confirmed later

So all rock fans and people who like live music this is a big oppurtunity to enjoy this!

Tickets are only 20 RM and for sale in the office!

Happy Hour promotion daily from 4pm – 6pm

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In compliance with the guidelines of Sarawak Disaster Management Committee announced on the 13 March 2020, we regret to announce that the Borneo Jam Rock Fest has been postponed due coronavirus (COVID-19) which has now become a public health emergency of international and national concern given that the safety and wellbeing of participants is priority.

We deeply regret any inconvenience this has caused. More details on future date to follow. Please check the Piasau Boat Club Webpage for more updates and details. Click on link https://piasauboatclub.com/

Dear everyone,

Good day from Piasau Boat Club!

In responding to the Movement Control Order taken by Our Prime Minister’s Special Announcement on COVID -19 dated 16th March 2020, the Management of Piasau Boat Club would like to inform you that Piasau Boat Club will be closed from 18th until further notice.

Thank you.

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Map of Piasau Boat Club Facilities Map

I have created this map on Google Earth .

I have also made a video of an early morning stroll through the Piasau Boat Club Facilities. The are many wonderful facilities at the Piasau Boat Club that many you may not be aware off.

Tennis/Climbing Wall & Squash Facilities

Piasau Boat Club has very extensive facilities available for tennis that at present is underutilized.

I have created this map on Google Earth

Tennis Notice Board

In front of the Tennis Court 1 & 2 is the tennis notice board. See video. This has information posted for booking and club rules etc. Some of the rules posted in this notice board for booking courts are very restrictive/demanding. These rules probably go back many years when the here was high demand for booking tennis courts. Suggest the PBC Manager and the PBC Committee review the information posted in this notice board in light of the current circumstances and lower demand.

For more up to date information on booking go to Piasau Boot Club go to Tennis – Piasau Boat Club .

Tennis Court 1 & 2

See videos below. As you enter the front gate you will see the switch on the flood lights for nighttime games. You will need a key to activate the lights. The nets are already in place Court 1 has a small stand to seat about 50 spectators, with electrical fans and lighting There is an Umpires chair, score boards etc. Court 1/2 has all facilities for staging a tennis tournament

. One of the players in video a Tennis Coach. See video below

Tennis Court 3 & 4

See video. As you enter the front gate you will see the switch on the flood lights for nighttime games. You will need a key to activate the lights. At each end of the court 3 & 4 there are goal nets permanently in place for playing foosball. Tennis Nets are available but not in place. I think they are using these courts mainly used for foosball. My son said he has played foosball matches on these courts with his friends… Court 3 has a small stand to seat about 50 spectators, with electrical fans and lighting . There are 4 basketball net stand available next to court 3. Court 3/4 has all facilities for stage a tennis/foosball/basketball tournament

Climbing Wall

See video. This facility is in a secluded location between Court 1/2 & Court 3/4 . There are a few optional faces including an overhead/boulder face. Many PBC members or not even aware that this facility exists and there seems to be zero demand for this facility among PBC members. It may well be the only climbing wall in Miri??? There may be a demand in Miri outside the current membership. I have seen a few climbing topics on MiriCommunity.net so there may be a demand in the wider Miri Community. I believe there are some safety issues to be resolved before this facility available for use?

Squash Courts

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Entrance to Squash from car park

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Squash Court No. 1


Squash Court No. 2


Competitive match on Squash Court No. 1

More Piasau Boat Club Videos

Beach Day Out at Piasau Boat Club.

Young kids having fun in the PBC play ground. This video is a good quality production

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Intense Daybreak Outdoor Circuit Exercise at PBC

The youngest Skateboard rider In Miri

Piasau Boat Club Intense Rugby Training at

Sunset at Piasau Boat Club

Lion dance at PBC

Family Day Party at Piasau Boat Club

Dance and music at PBC

Kite surfing at PBC Beach

PBC Bouncing Castle

PBC Beach Day 2019

Recent dawn photos I took at the beach


In this sunrise photo it looks like the trees are on fire


This is a photo of a full moon in the west at dawn with is light being reflected in the sea, at the same time the rays from the sun in the east are illuminating the clouds in the sky.

This is a literal translation of Chinese from the original English text using Google Translate . Hope it makes sense?

DETAILS:-
In order to comply with SOP of Sarawak Disaster Management Committee, please take note of the following temporary arrangement.

Business Hours:
• Bar and Restaurant: Monday, 12noon till 9pm
Tuesday – Sunday, 9am till 9pm
• Tennis: 6:30am till 7pm (singles games only). Members only
• Children’s playground: 6.30am till 7pm. Parents have to supervise children (for 1m distance and hygiene)
• Sports with physical contact (i.e. squash, basketball, volleyball, badminton are not permitted).
• PBC GYM, inflatable pool and bouncy castle are closed
• Watersports activities not permitted.
• There will be a registration counter when entering the Club to take temperature, member’s & non-members name, and contact phone number where hand sanitizer will also be available.
For non-members at the registration counter they will required to purchase an Entrance Fee Coupon – RM 10 nett/per vehicle. Only applicable to be use for redemption at PBC Beachcomber Bar & Restaurant for the value of RM 10 nett on the day of dated entry. For more details follow this link Entrance Fee Coupon – Piasau Boat Club
• Please ensure that you wash your hands regularly, keep social distancing, apply sanitizer where no water is available and put your mask on.

We appreciate your co-operation and hope you enjoy your time here with us.

Thank you

David Teo

Interim General Manager

Hope you make it to the PBC to enjoy the first weekend of the new phase of MCO.

Please also check out the rules for entering PBC in both English & Bahasa Malay . Follow link below:-

## PBC ANNOUCEMENT: GYM & SQUASH COURT RE-OPENING TO PBC MEMBERS ONLY

Dear valued members,

We thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times and hope everyone is well and staying healthy.

We are pleased to announce our GYM room and Squash court will be re-opened on 15th June 2020.

Opening Hours will be from 8:00a.m. till 8:30p.m.

The operation of the gym will have some new rules that will involve wiping down the equipment after use, and we will have the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) posted at the gym.

We seek your understand & cooperation to adhere to the procedure for the health and wellbeing of all our members and to maintain the utmost hygiene in the gym.

The gym will also be limited to 10 users at max capacity for the time being, this may change as time progresses.

This is your gym and our gym, and we to work together with yourselves to keep it safe for all involved, if there are any issues with the equipment, do let us know via the office or drop us an email or via our social media links.

Have a safe and productive workout.

Thank you

Regards,

Sports Member

Shortly after the PBC was re-opened , just as I was walking way from my parked car towards the PBC I saw a Hornbill attacking a bright red, shiny car in the car park. I think he was attacking his own reflected image. It was such a frenzied attack the Hornbill never noticed me and I got so close to the Hornbill I could have touched him. I managed to video the frenzied attach and I have posted the video on YouTube. See link below

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