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Top Cat Attractions in Kuching – ‘Pur-fectly’ Captivating Sights!

The capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, Kuching, is in fact, the Malay term for "cat"; it stands to reason then, that this city not only loves all things feline but has cat attractions worth visiting too! Here are some of the notable highlights.

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Cat Museum

This most fascinating museum can be found within the North Kuching City Hall; it offers intriguing insights into cats and their connections with the city as well the part they have played in age-old civilisations and modern culture. Billed as the first cat museum in the world, it showcases a wide range of exhibits including mummified cat remains from ancient Egypt as well as souvenirs, photos, posters, art and more. Entry is free though you will be charged for photography.

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Family Cat Statue

Those traversing the road near the Kuching North City Hall will come across an iconic statue of a family of cats. Situated within easy reach of the waterfront, these impressive and quite large statues are great to photograph as one of the many cat sights you will encounter in the city. It features both male and female cat parents while their litter can be found at their feet.

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Scrap Metal Cat Sculptures

Think Transformers meet cats and you will get an idea of what to expect at this next attraction; they are after all, affectionately referred to by locals as the "Kuching Transformers"! These fascinating sculptures have been created by those studying at the UiTM Sarawak Faculty of Arts and Design; scrap metal was used to not only offer an enthralling sight but also highlight how recyclable materials can be integrated into such works of art.

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Meow Meow Cat Café

Cat lovers looking for a place to stay in Kuching would find much to enjoy if they are based close to the Meow Meow Cat Café; what better way to relax and enjoy a meal than amidst the company of cats too! Located within easy reach of properties like Citadines Uplands Kuching, this cat-themed café is the first of its kind in the city; it offers a relaxed environment where you can pet or play with the various resident cats, depending on their different moods of course.

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Kuching Waterfront Bronze Cats

These captivating bronze cat sculptures are courtesy of the Cat Museum in Kuching and can be found near the James Brooke Bistro & Café. While it makes an ideal work of art to take pictures of, the cats here, also depict a kind of story about different feline characteristics. There are nine sculptures in total depicting various cat characteristics; these include their playfulness, hunting instinct, curious nature and inclination to be quite lazy too!

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Great Cat of Kuching

Last and by no means least is the Great Cat of Kuching which was the first cat statue in the city. Constructed by the Kuching South City Council in the late 1980s, this white cat statue is around 2.5 metres in height and can be found on a roundabout near the Chinese ceremonial gate. Featuring wire whiskers, blue eyes and an outstretched paw, the statue is even attired in different outfits during special celebrations!

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