History of Seria

Seria was originally known as Padang Berawa which is Wild Pigeon's Field in Malay.

According to some facts, the name 'Seria' came from the name given by the British authorities at that time, which known as the South East Reserved Industrial Area. The Industrial area is located near the place where oil was first discovered in the area in 1929.

The first commercial oil well  was spudded in 1929 in Padang Berawa on the west bank of the Seria river (Sungai Seria).

Seria area was gazetted as municipal area