Taman Selera, Miri Resort City

Children Section

Last Saturday, I brought my kids to the children playground at Taman Selera, which is located at Tanjong Lobang Beach. Taman Selera (I believe) is one of the oldest beach recreational area in Malaysia. I have know this place since I was in my infant years. After 39 years, it is still standing and new modern facilities added to it; along with the pace of development in the now resort city of Miri.


Across the road (in the background), we can still see the old government barracks and single houses. Many have been demolished and cleared to give way for new apartments and shophouses.

Car park

The City Hall have also added more parking bay (above) and renovated the old one, and this is how it look like now.


Taman Selera comes with two of these wave breaker turn watch bay. It was built by PJB Enterprise, one of the Iban-owned construction company based in Kuching. A cool spot for those who loves to experience the sunset.

Food outlet

We can also enjoy the seafood offered by various stall operators at the park. There are Chinese, Malay and native operators offering cuisine from seafood to local traditional fried midin and sate.

Despite the questionable quality of tables and chairs, the food is of high standard and quality. Good value for our money!


The sighting of this rare clear sky sunset is most welcome to the photographers in Miri. Mine was taken using Nikon CoolPix 4500 using the Sunset mode.


My outing last Saturday could end with good memories if not due to this unbearable bad smell from the drain that comes from the various stall at the park. The City Hall need to look into their drainage system especially this one. It gave a bad impression to the diners. To make it worst, the wind that blows from the sea would carry the smell to the diners who patron that park.

Bad smell