Kuching Cat Statue, Sarawak
Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak in Borneo Malaysia. Kuching or rather Kucing is the Malay word for cat and thus this city is known as the Cat City. Not very sure whether historically there were tons of cat in that region for that to come up with such a name. One of the famous landmarks around the main town area is the Cat Statue which is located opposite the Riverside Majestic Hotel on Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Abell.
If you walk around the Kuching City on Jalan Abell, you will also be able to see a few other cat structures and one famous one is located at the end of Jalan Abell nearing a roundabout that leads you to Jalan Padungan. This particular cat statue is said to be famous for the different theme that is being set for each festive season. I was there during the Hari Raya festival and the cat statue was dressed up in traditional Malay clothings. This Cat Statue was created on the 1st of August 1988 to remember the “Hari Bandaraya” or also knows as the City Day Celebration in English.
Kuching town in Sarawak is so famous that they have a Museum that is specially allocated and displays everything about cats and it’s simply knows as the Cat Museum.