The cat museum in Kuching Sarawak is one of its kind in the region. Kuching means ‘cat’ in Malay language, so the city council maximize the city branding with strong link to the cat theme.
The so called museum is actually a display hall inside the city hall. If you expect a big meseum, you may be disappointment. Since it is free, it becomes a viable choice during hot afternoon when you have no where to go.
There is no live cats, but a few exhibit galleries full of artifacts and merchandize related to cats. From Garfield to Lion Dance, visitors can see lots of interesting collections under one roof. So it is not to be missed if you are a cat lover.
Although the entrance fee is free, if you like to take picture, you should self declare and pay RM4 camera fees. The fee is nothing compare to the ridiculous taxi fare. One way ride from town to city hall was RM20 (the driver purposely did not turn on the meter). If you demand the taxi driver to use meter, then the fare could be around RM15. Two ways cost around RM40, which is 10 times your entrance fee.
The poor lightning and glass container make photography very challenging. Most pictures will get flares, spot light, dirty finger prints etc.
Nevertheless, the collections were still interesting for me. There were some display that did not look too much like ‘cats’.
Some artifacts were made from wood, porceline, seashell, cloth, and many more interesting materials.
Personally, my favourite has to be the expressions of the cats. Many displayed items have very cute and funny looking expressions.
Wish you have a pleasant visit to the cat town at Borneo.