The Kuching Cat Museum is a reflection of Kuching’s own name (kucing means ‘cat’ in Malay). It was founded in 1993 and is owned by the Kuching North City Hall (DBKU). it contains a collection of all kinds of feline memorabilia, along with displays detailing the evolution and natural history of the cat family, in addition to the development of different breeds of domestic cats.
There are 2000 exhibits, artifacts and statues of cats from all over the world. The museum covers an area of 1,035.9 square meters in a hill overlooking Kuching called Bukit Siol. In 1987, the first cat show took place in the National Musuem of Kuala Lumpur and in 1993 this exhibition was handed over to DBKU and displayed in the Cat Musuem. According to Malaysian and Chinese beliefs, the cat is an animal that brings luck.
Check out a couple of photos from the cat museum!