Multiracial joy on Malaysia Day at Plates Miri

September 16, 2017 3:59 AM

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MIRI: People from 40 races and ethnicities in Miri celebrated Malaysia Day at the multiracial Plates Miri coffee shop here.

"We take this opportunity to wish all Malaysians a blessed Malaysia Day. May we continue to love and cherish one another in a true spirit of interracial solidarity," said Plates Miri owner Molly Robert.

The Iban woman said that the true spirit of Miri and Sarawak is flourishing, as everyone has a place under the sun.

“As we celebrate Malaysia Day, let us not forget nor take for granted this priceless multiracial and multi-religious way of life in Sarawak and Malaysia,” she said.

Plates Miri is a multiracial coffee shop with various stalls selling Iban food, Kayan food, Chinese food and halal food.

A Muslim lady operates the Muslim stall and she sells mee jawa and Sarawak laksa.

Located next to it is a stall manned by a Dayak selling Chinese food like mee sua and kolok mee.

The eatery also serves Orang Ulu dishes like the delicious jungle-fern midin and other food prepared by a team of chefs from different races.

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