Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Malaysia’s cat city may have embraced its feline name wholeheartedly but did you know its name may not have been derived from the Malay word for cat after all?
Although there are many theories as to how the city got its name (from the name of a stream to being a derivative of the port city Cochin), critics are quick to refute claims that the word comes from “kucing”. This is because the Sarawakian word for “cat” is pusak
No matter the origin, Kuchingites are proud of their city’s feline association with them and have incorporated cat elements into various aspects of their city’s landmarks.