Must see attractions in Kuching

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    Tun Jugah Foundation

    The textile gallery and museum of this charitable foundation, which aims to promote and preserve Iban culture, has excellent exhibits on Iban ikat (tie…

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    Kucing Kucing

    Perhaps the nicest of Kuching's several statues of kucing (cats) is Gaye Porter's life-size bronze sculpture of playful felines cavorting on the lawn…

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    Darul Hana Musical Fountain

    Although bathed in controversy over its funding and contracting, this garish addition to the Kuching waterfront is certainly a head turner – when it's…

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    Tua Pek Kong Temple

    Tua Pek Kong, atop the red wedding-cake structure on Jln Padungan at the end of Main Bazaar, is the most popular temple in town for Chinese residents.

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    Kapok Tree

    Huge and ancient tree on Padang Merdeka (Independence Sq).

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    Indian Mosque

    Turn off Jln India (between No 37 and No 39A) or waterfront Jln Gambier (between No 24 and No 25A) onto tiny Indian Mosque Lane (Lg Sempit) and you enter…

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    Cat Museum

    This homage to the city’s namesake, located 8km north of the centre, features hundreds of entertaining, surprising and bizarre kucing (cat) figurines –…

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    Kuching North City Hall

    Situated 8km north of the city centre is the hilltop Kuching North City Hall (known by its Malay abbreviation, DBKU), a landmark prestige project – some…

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    Hiang Thian Siang Temple

    This temple, rebuilt shortly after the fire of 1884, serves the Teochew congregation as a shrine to Shang Di (the Emperor of Heaven). On the 15th day of…

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    Great Cat of Kuching

    A 2.5m-high white pussycat with wire whiskers is perched at the eastern end of Jln Padungan on a traffic island just outside the Chinese ceremonial gate…

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    Hin Ho Bio

    It's easy to miss this temple, tucked away on the roof of the Kuching Hainan Association. Go up the staircase to the top floor and you'll come to a vivid…

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    Cat Column

    On the roundabout, the Cat Column features four cats around the bottom and four hibiscus flowers near the top – the latter are just below the cat-adorned…

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    Museum Garden

    The landscaped Museum Garden stretches south from the hill, leading past flowers and fountains to a white-and-gold column called the Heroes’ Monument.

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    Bishop's House

    Kuching’s oldest building, the Bishop's House was constructed – in 1849, with admirable solidness – by a German shipwright.

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    Kuching Mosque

    Built in 1968, Kuching Mosque was the state mosque until a larger one was built in 1990 at Petra Jaya. The mosque's gold domes are particularly beautiful…

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    St Joseph's Cathedral

    Built as a church in 1969 and granted cathedral status in 1976, this Roman Catholic cathedral is notable for its impressive belian (ironwood) roof.

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    Gurdwara Sahib Kuching

    An imposing white building with gilded domes, this is one of three Sikh temples in Sarawak (the others are in Sibu and Miri).

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    The sculpture consists of sinister-looking metal cats that glare down at you with menacing hollow eyes.

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    Heroes' Monument

    Commemorates those who died defending Sarawak in various military conflicts, including WWII.