|A map of the state of Sarawak.|
Kuching is way over on the left side.
|Kuching skyline with the Sarawak River|
The reason that the people of Kuching decided to make a cat museum was because the name of their city, Kucing, means "cat" in the Malay language. The actual idea for a cat museum came from the Chief Minister of Sarawak, YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Hj Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife. As you can see, the Chief Minister had a very long name, so if he had to spend time signing a lot of official papers, it is surprising that he also had time to think up the idea for a cat museum, but he did. Or maybe his wife did, and he just said it was his idea, too.
|The Cat Museum on the hill|
Another thing you can see in the Kuching Cat Museum is the five types of wild cats that live in Borneo, including a stuffed example of the world's rarest cat, which is called Felis badia, and which lives in Borneo's rain forests.
|There are lots of cat statues in Kuching|
|A whole bunch of wooden cats at the Cat Museum|