A City loved cat so much that its name is literally Cat. Cat is part of the local culture in the City of Cats. You can find traces of cat sculpture, cat statue, cat mural, and even the world’s first and largest cat museum is available here. Lets open up your cat hunt map now and visit these must visit attractions.
1. The Cat Museum at Kuching North City Hall
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The Kuching Cat Museum is the world’s first and largest Cat Museum. It is a Museum dedicated for display of cat related artifacts and collections. It have more than 4000 exhibits, artifacts, photos, art and souvenir. The collection not only limited to local collection, but also international collections from China, Japan, Egypt, Europe and many more.
From the trip you will learn about cats in different cultural background, witness the Egypt mummified cat, understand the different cat family species and their modern breeds, amazed by the contemporary cat artworks, mesmerize by adorable ornaments and collections.
2. “The Great White” Cat Monument at Padungan Roundabout
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The Great White Cat Statue had long been the Icon of Kuching City for most visitors. This nine foot tall adorable statue standing proudly in front of the Chinatown welcome gate of Padungan.
If you are lucky, you can have a memorable photos with the great white cat statue on pretty costume during major festive seasons.
3. “The Cat Family” Cat Monument at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
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Being one of the most photographed cat in Kuching City, the iconic Cat Family statue is located near Kuching Waterfront with walking distance to many of the premium hotels beside Sarawak River. It was said that one will be considered never come to Kuching City before if haven’t take photos with these iconic cat statue.
4. “The Guardian of Kuching City” Metal Cat Sculpture at Jalan Gambir
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Cat statues can be of many form, from stone to bronze, and this one is made fully from recycled metal. It is known as Guardian of Kuching City, or simply just Transformers of Kuching City.
This contemporary artwork is the construction work of a local University UiTM, with collaboration with Kuching North City Council.
5. Four Cats Statue Totem at Jalan Padungan
Cat Culture is deeply woven in the fabric of local culture. Kuching City is a city that is so obsessed with cat that cat appears in logo of the local council, and it is immortalize as a three story tall totem guarded by four cats. Visitors can easily find this landmark at the Old Chinatown at Padungan Road.
6. Bronze Cat Sculpture at Gala City
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One of the new cat statue photographic spot in town. The six bronze cat sculpture just appears early this year in front of the newly developed commercial zone – Gala City. They appears as guardian of Gala City. These adorable bronze statue is not to be miss if you are on the way from Kuching City driving towards Kuching International Airport.
7. “Kuching Kuching” Bronze Cat Sculpture at Kuching Waterfront
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One of the classic bronze artwork at Kuching Waterfront, these adorable nine life sized bronze cat statue had been telling the life of cats for more than 20 years. You can easily spot these statue when you walk along the Kuching Waterfront.
8. White Cat Statues at Kuching South City Hall
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A less famous cat statue of Kuching City. The white cat statue that is located at the front entrance of Kuching South City Hall is actually a cornerstone that was placed by the Sarawak Chief Minister in year 1991 during the construction of the Kuching South City Hall.
Other than the cornerstone white cat, there are several garden cat statue beside the city hall. Do drop by and have a photo with these cats after a leisure walk around the Kuching South City Hall and the huge garden at Jublee Recreation Ground.
9. Lover Cat Statue at Malaysia – China Friendship Park
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Malaysia-China Friendship Park Kuching is one of the famous recreation and memorial park not to be miss. It tells the story of how Admiral Zheng He travel from China to Malaysia and forms the initial relationship between the two nation. It also a unique memorial park with two distinct cultural theme – Sarawak and China.
The Lovers Cat statue is located near the grand entrance of the friendship park. There is also cat and panda statue near the Chinese Gateway.
10. Clouded Leopard & Cat Mural of Carpenter Street
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Clouded Leopard is an endangered species. It is also closely related to modern cat in the cat family. This beautiful and vibrant cat mural is located at the Carpenter Street of Kuching.
Other Cat Related Places that worth visit at Cat City – Kuching
Meow Meow Cat Cafe
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Meow Meow Cat Cafe is one of the unique place for cat lovers to hang out. Visitors also frequently come here to complete their cat hunt desires. What is Cat City without real cats right ?
Meet various star cats of famous breed in a specially designed cat room beside the cafe. You can play with the cats and take photos with the cats.
The cafe is located at the second floor, hence visitors will need to go through the pet shop below to get to the second floor.
Cat Topiary at Jalan Tun Razak
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Beautiful two to three meters tall Cat themed topiaries can be seen along Jalan Tun Razak Kuching, which most of it is seen at the junction between Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Rengas. These unique features can be seen clearly during day time where the cats appears waving at you while you take a drive along the Avenue.
Niji Cats at Aeon Mall, Kuching Central
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Aeon Mall Kuching Central is the first Aeon Mall Branch in East Malaysia. This mall is famous for its appearance of Niji Cats and many other cat related information wall poster and wall decoration.
In the mall there is several small Niji Cat village and parks located around different parts of the mall, mainly near the lobby, atrium and escalators. Visitors can take photos with these adorable cat statue.
Within the mall there is also beautiful wall decoration featuring the local famous comic “Meow and Wafupafu”. These cat themed wall decoration tells story about local culture.
Souvenir Shop at Jalan Padungan
In the City of Cats, it is easy to find cat themed statue. All you need is to take some time and walk around the city.
Along the old shop houses Kuching Waterfront, there are several shop that sells various merchandise and souvenirs. Visitors can find T-shirts, Handcrafts, Drawings, Pendants, beads, Ornaments, Decorations, Musical Instruments, Souvenirs and many more. If you keep an close eyes on the ornaments, you may also find the finely carved wooden cat statue.