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  • Address: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 93100, Malaysia

Kuching ATTRACTIONS See all

Cat Statue Tours

Among Kuching’s more unusual attractions are the series of kitschy cat statues scattered throughout the city. Local lore has it that the Malay word for cat sounds similar to Kuching, and the city government took full advantage by nicknaming Kuching “Cat City.”

Perhaps the most famous of the statues is the Great Cat of Kuching. Erected in the 1990s as the first of the cat statues, this 5-foot (1.5-meter) white feline dominates city center and even gets dressed up during major festivals (think a Santa hat come Christmas).

One of the most photographed statues sits near the Kuching Esplanade and features a family of cats (parents and five kittens) lazing about in front of the Holiday Inn. At the center of the roundabout at the junction of Jln Padungan and Jln Chan Chin Ann stands the Cat Column, a Rafflesia flower-topped pillar flanked by four white cats.

Practical Info

If you can’t get enough of Kuching’s cats, pay a visit to the Cat Museum, located inside the Kuching North City Hall Headquarters building.

Tours & Tickets

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Kuching City Sightseeing Tour with Sarawak Museum, Kuching, null
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Kuching City Sightseeing Tour with Sarawak Museum

Kuching, described as one of the most attractive cities in Southeast Asia, is the State capital of Sarawak. It is a city rich in history, and modern day ...  Read more

Location: Kuching, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.20
Kuching City and Heritage Tour, Kuching, City Tours
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Kuching City and Heritage Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

A perfect introduction to Sarawak's historical capital, Kuching. This informative three-hour tour covers many of Kuching's sights including the Cat Statue, ...  Read more

Location: Kuching, Sarawak
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.99
Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay, Kuching, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Get acquainted with the local people, history, culture and natural surroundings of Sarawak on this private overnight tour from Kuching, including a homestay in ...  Read more

Location: Kuching, Sarawak
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $276.25

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