What better place to have a cat museum than in Kuching which in Malay, translates to “cat”! Here’s more on a quite unique attraction in Malaysia.
Planning a Visit
Open daily (except public holidays) from 9:00am to 5:00pm, this site can be found at the North City Hall in Kuching. Apartments in the city including properties like Citadines Uplands Kuching are within easy reach and what’s more, entrance is free; however, there’s a small charge for using cameras or video cameras.
What to Expect
Billed as the first cat museum in the world, this attraction is home to a staggering array of over 4,000 cat-related exhibits, souvenirs, art, photos, artefacts and more. Covering over 1,000 square metres, the site has four galleries, each providing fascinating facts and displays ranging from ancient civilisations to modern advertising.
Amongst the most captivating sections is the one which offers insights into the importance of cats during ancient Egypt; you even get to see mummified cats! Other notable highlights include the famous Japanese cats that were used in advertising, Borneo’s five wild cat species and the only stuffed specimen of the world’s rarest cat, Felis Badia.
More to Explore
Those visiting Gallery A will find information on cats in Malay, Chines and Japanese communities, while Gallery B features exhibits on catfights, cats at play and cats in western and oriental art. Learn about breeds and the five age of cats at Gallery C and view cats in various publications as well as Hello Kitty products in Gallery D.