Sunday, June 29, 2014

Kuching – Cat city

Kuching, officially the city of Kuching, is the capital city in Sarawak. It’s at the banks of the Sarawak River and the main industrial and commercial centre for Sarawak. 

From verbal local history, there was a small tributary of Sarawak River called Sungei Kuching; it was from this stream that Kuching has its name.

Once the capital and headquarters of James Brook, the White Rajah of Sarawak, the name is believed to derive from the Malay word kucing, meaning cat.

Kuching, the state capital, remains the most populous with 617,887 people in 2010.   

It's the political and economic Centre besides as a major food destination and the main gateway for travelers to interior Sarawak and Borneo.

                                           New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building

                                              New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building

                                                                 Cat City -  symbol for Kuching City

                                                             Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

                                                               Chinese History Museum

Beautiful Sarawak River
                                     Padungan Street-Kuching’s liveliest commercial thoroughfare

                                                     Tua Pek Kong Temple

                                          River king prawns at Satok Market

                       Eggs of Terubok fish

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