"Cat City" Kuching by yipsufen

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The administration of Kuching is divided into two groups. Divided by the Sarawak River, the south is more Chinese influenced and is the business and commercial area of Kuching. The north with Petra Jaya is the administrative heart of the city.

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The Feline Connection

The origins of its name have never been clear. The city has never been remembered for having significantly larger population of cats when compared to others. In fact, the many cat statues, the Kuching Cat Museum and other association with cats have been part of a modern effort of tourism.

The Ethnic People

Kuching his home to people from virtually all of Sarawak's 26-plus ethnic groups. Eg: Bidayuh, Iban, Melanau, Orang Ulu, Penan, etc. All are thoroughly modern Malaysians nowadays but many of the rural people still live in longhouse communities.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A clean city with good planning & a touch of Borneo's colours
  • Cons:Nil
  • In a nutshell:Gateway to the great adventure & ethnic culture of Borneo
  • Last visit to Kuching: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • rejoice's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2007 at 4:27 PM

    Hi Enjoy your input on Kuching...i have always want to visit Kuching/East M'sia. Thanks for the glimpse. Will check all these out when I have a chance. Cheers ;)

  • GenuinelyCurious's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2007 at 1:21 PM

    Nice overview of Kuching.... thanks for sharing


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