Miri is one of the areas in Sarawak. It is a coastal city that borders Brunei on the island of Borneo. Miri is also the second largest city in Sarawak with a population of over 230,000. The town’s rapid development resulted from a discovery of an oil field by Royal Dutch Shell in 1910. The petroleum industry makes up for a majority of Miri’s economy until today. Tourist attractions in Miri include Gunung Mulu National Park; Loagan Bunut National Park; Lambir Hills National Park; Niah National Park and Miri-Sibuti Coral Reef National Park.
Schools in Miri are made up of government or public schools, private schools and international schools. The language of instruction in public schools is the official language of Malaysia, Malay. Mandarin and Tamil are the languages of instruction at vernacular schools. On the other hand, international schools in Malaysia use English as its language of instruction. Public and private schools cater to students in primary and secondary levels. Majority of international schools cater to primary and secondary levels. Several international schools have preschool and pre-university levels.