Tag Archives: Kuching

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Kuching (in Malaysian Borneo) means cat in Malay so it makes sense that this city should have something historical or cultural to do with cats. After five days in Sarawak’s capital the most I’ve gathered is that there once used to be a lot of cats here so they called it cat.  There’s also a lot of cat folklore and superstition here as there is throughout Asia so maybe that’s got something to do with it.  Kuching has however used its namesake as an excuse to develop a weird and wonderful museum dedicated to our feline friend. 

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Kuching City Hall

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Kuching Cat Museum

An easy enough bus ride from the town centre the cat museum is set in Kuching’s impressive city hall. It’s totally random and a bit out of way but completely worth it for something different.  And it’s free!

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This is truly one of the most bizarre museums I have ever been to. I didn’t learn a thing about how Kuching is connected with cats but I did get to feast my eyes on every historical and cultural cat reference known to mankind,  literally.  A must for budding cat ladies.

Some interesting cat superstitions…

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Movie posters: If you can name it,  it’s there…

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And a whole bunch of other stuff…

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From artistic genius to the tacky and downright creepy, you won’t be disappointed.