The Great Cat of Kuching, also known as the “Great White” is a iconic cat statue of cat city Kuching. It is one of the favorite spot for photo shooting for tourist. The cat statue welcomes everyone to this humble city.
Type : Monumental Cat Statue
Location : Padungan Roundabout, at the junction between Jalan Central and Jalan Padungan.
Latitude : 1.5534899262739421
Longitude : 110.35867452621461
Official Opening of the Statue : 1st August 1988, the day when Kuching becomes a City Status.
This cat statue commemorate the Kuching City Day. It is on year 1988 when Kuching becomes a City. This statue is sponsored by Telekom Malaysia.
The white cat statue is nine-foot tall, made from concrete and covered with white paint. The cat statue raise up his left paw and appears to wave at oncoming traffic and passerby with a welcoming smile.
This statue appears very photogenic and complements well for every selfie photo shoot. If you are lucky, you may find this cat statue dress in traditional costume during major festival celebration. This cat is truly a symbol of racial harmony.
Behind the Great White Cat Statue is the Chinatown Welcome Gate. The Chinese style huge welcome gate is located on the entrance to the Chinatown at Padungan Kuching. There are many shop around the Chinatown still retains the architecture of the brooke era. Visitors can usually drop by to shop around the Padungan street for local delicacies after visiting the cat statue.