Presenting The Grand Old Lady, situated on top of Canada Hill. Don't be fooled by the name. The Grand Old Lady is not a nenek or ah mah or Poh Poh. It's not a woman nor human. It is none other than The First Oil Well in Malaysia.
Back to the early days, "Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah"... "The Grand Old Lady" represents the petroleum history of Miri and has been declared as a protected historical site by the Sarawak Government. The "Grand Old Lady" of Miri had been working hard & non stop for 62 years (no lunch break nor tea break nor toilet break.. Cham hoh?) , from 22 December 1910 till 31 October 1972. She produced a total of 660,000 barrels of oil.
Human statues of oil drillers are sculptured at the bottom of the well, depicting the old days when drilling was not aided by modern equipments.
Closer view of the "oil drillers" statues. Remembering those ancient days, whereby everything have to be done manually..
Too thirsty liao, that's why both of us can drink like camels & sapu 3 gigantic coconuts.