"Welcome/Selamat Datai to Kuching,the Cat City." Top 5 Page for this destination Kuching by Robdaz

Kuching Travel Guide: 73 reviews and 164 photos

Kuching , sound liked the Malay pronounciation for Cat which is the adopted symbol of the City. As you walk the city you will see many cat statutes located around the city reminding you where you are. There is even a museum dedicated to cats. Cat lovers you will feel right at home here.

Kuching is the capital city of the state of sarawak. It's population of about 400,000 comprised mainly of chinese, malay and dayaks. The city is divided into half by the Sarawak River. It is a well planned city with wide roads , parks and shady plants/ trees lining the roads.

This is the city where I was brought up. I have added quite a number of tips to see and do for Vters but no pictures yet, which I will do so later.
Most of the historical buildings and sights are located in the city area and can be visited but doing a walking tour of the city yourself with a good map. If you are lost just ask for directions , most locals understand English.

The Kuching Waterfront & the Sarawak River.

This is a building designed based on a traditional Melanau hut. When I was last there it was operating as a cafe on the ground floor and restaurant. A good place to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while observing Kuching life.

You can take that bus which is designed as a tram to do a city tour.

Cay Statutes.

This is one of the many cat statutes in the city. This is located in the golden triangle of Kuching where all the international hotels are sited. So if you are in Kuching you will definitelty see it.

Note : the picture of the Sampan crossing the river was not taken by me but a friend. It such a great shot that I put it in to share with you guys!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly locals, historical and great city & river walk.
  • Cons:Hot , Humid and too much traffic .
  • Last visit to Kuching: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 17, 2005
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  • Feb 24, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    Hi, Which stall is the most recommend to try the oyster omelette and crab and lobster in top spot?...:)

  • Jan 2, 2006 at 11:10 AM

    Wow - That Mt Santubong picture looks amazing!

  • Jul 7, 2005 at 5:49 PM

    your pictures in and around Damai are great! I've enjoyed seafood in Buntal too. :-)

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2005 at 8:26 PM

    Wow! fantastic pictures on your travelogue, and also the sunset on the cover page. Buntal is my favourite place for seafood.

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2005 at 2:51 PM

    I never quite got to Kuching when I was in the area, looks like I missed out! The name reminds me more of cash registers or a fruit machine paying out, than it does of cats though ;-)

  • Jun 13, 2005 at 2:11 AM

    Thank you, Robert, for visiting our page. Anytime you are coming this way, stop by and see us, and bring us some fresh caught fish, OK? :) -- Nathalie

  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2005 at 12:23 AM

    You have wonderful page here. Nice pics & well written tips.

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2005 at 10:54 AM

    very nice tips on shopping and off the beaten path. if one does not go off the beaten track in sarawak then the trip woold be half good :-)

  • mansionion's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2005 at 7:37 PM

    Satok Market is a must visit when in Kuching - almost everything can be found there. -m-


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