"Cat City" Kuching by yipsufen
Kuching Travel Guide: 787 reviews and 2,074 photos
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 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.
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:A clean city with good planning & a touch of Borneo's colours
- In a nutshell:Gateway to the great adventure & ethnic culture of Borneo
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