Located a short distance away from the Brunei border, Miri is a busy oil town and commercial centre and the main entry point for Northeast Sarawak. Miri is a pleasant town to spend some time but the real reason for coming here is to visit the town’s hinterland. Miri serves as a jumping-off point for a number national parks including including Gunung Mulu, Niah Caves, Lambir Hills and Loagan Bunut. It also serves as the gateway to Bario and the Kelabit Highlands – a mountain valley that offers a range of jungle treks and welcoming Kelabit longhouses – and the numerous Iban and Orang Ulu communities living on the Baram River. Offshore from Miri a number of reefs offer good diving opportunities.