The Grand Old Lady is the name of the first oil well( struck oil on 22 December 1910)that was dug in Miri, Sarawak. It is located on top of Canada Hill overlooking Miri city. The Grand Old Lady was dug in 1972, and was able to yield 7 barrels of crude oil per day, every day, until 1972.
It is not a frail figure of an old woman but Miri's Number 1 oil well, the first cable-tool oil well in the country, a 'mother' who milked a poor country to a prosperous nation.
The view from Bukit Telaga Minyak (Canada Hill)is rewarding because the panorama not only include the whole town comes but also the Miri-Brunei border, the offshore oilrigs and the refineries in nearby Lutong township.
This landmark is about 30 meters high, Located on top of Canada Hill overlooking Miri, it attracts locals to enjoy the scenery or jog on the well-designed path.
|Snapshot from Canada Hill!!|
|Visiting with Family & Friends during recent trip to MIRI.|
|that strike oil in year 1910|
|MIRI.WELL NO 1|
|A few Oil well sculptures at Borneo in the past|
|Next to the Grand Old Lady, the Petroleum Museum |
exhibits photographs and information on the petroleum industry.
|the Petroleum Museum exhibits photographs and information on the petroleum industry.|