Cat Statue Tours

Cat Statue
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.
Address: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 93100, Malaysia
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Kuching City and Fort Margherita Tour

Be won over by Kuching’s natural charms on this 3-hour tour of Sarawak’s cultural capital, including hotel pick-up. Lose yourself in the maze-like alleys of Old Kuching, practice your haggling skills at the bustling Central Markets and pay a visit to the fascinating Sarawak Museum. This comprehensive tour also includes many of the city’s most famous landmarks, like the Cat Statue, Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the State Mosque, the Astana and Fort Margherita
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kuching City and Heritage Tour

Be won over by Kuching’s natural charms on this 3-hour tour of Sarawak’s cultural capital, including hotel pick-up. Lose yourself in the maze-like alleys of Old Kuching, practice your haggling skills at the bustling Central Markets and pay a visit to the fascinating Sarawak Museum. This comprehensive tour also includes many of the city’s most famous landmarks, like the Cat Statue, Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the State Mosque and the Astana.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay

Discover Sarawak’s culture, history and natural beauty on this private 2-day Kuching sightseeing tour from Kuching. Visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, where injured or illegally captured animals are rehabilitated in safety. Explore Kuching with your private guide and admire top attractions including Tua Pek Kong Temple, St Joseph Cathedral, the Syariah Court, Satok Market and the Astana. Marvel at archaeological relics in Sarawak Museum. Enjoy an overnight stay with a host family at the Bidayuh Longhouse in Annah Rais, and gain insight into the village’s rich history and heritage.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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6Days Sarawak - Unveil the Secret

Unveil the secrets of Sarawak in 6 days. Learn the history of Sarawak and discover Sarawak rich flora and fauna. Meet with the Ibans, tribal people who live in longhouses. Reputed to be the most formidable headhunters on the island of Borneo, the Ibans of today are a generous, hospitable and placid people.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
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Kuching City Sightseeing Tour with Sarawak Museum

Discover Kuching’s colonial architecture, traditional villages, and scenic waterfront on a half-day city tour that’s perfect for first-time visitors. You’ll learn about Borneo history in the Sarawak Museum, walk through the colorful heart of the city, and spot sampans on the Sarawak River, as a local driver/guide shares stories about the city’s vibrant culture and fascinating past. Hotel pickup and drop-off is available in the Kuching city center and the Damai Beach area, with the choice between morning and afternoon departures.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kuching Natural Charms City Tour

A perfect introduction to Sarawak’s historic capital, this tour includes Kuching’s Chinatown, the cat statue, Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the civic centre viewing platform and the world famous Sarawak museum.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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