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DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA

Bukit Siol, Jalan Semariang Petra Jaya

93050 Kuching Sarawak


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INTRODUCTION

The  DBKU Cat Museum is the first museum of its kind in the world. It is managed by Kuching North City Hall and has collection of Cat artefacts acquired from the National Museum which displayed them in one of its galleries in Kuala Lumpur. These collections were bought to Kuching City by the Sarawak Museum and displayed for the first time on 1st August 1988 at the Dewan Tun Abdul Razak.

 The idea to set up the ‘Cat Museum’ in Kuching which is Malay world for cat was first mooted by none other than the Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Hj. Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Datuk Amar Puan Sri Dr. Hajah Laila Taib. The collections were officially handed over to Kuching North City Hall on the completing of DBKU Headquarters buildingin 1992, in which the museum is situated.

 

LOCATION

The museum is housed on the Lobby Floor of Kuching North City Hall Headquarters on the top of Bukit Siol (Siol Hill) at Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya, Kuching. It stands 60 meters above sea level overlooking the picturesque view of Kuching City.

The Cat Museum covers an area of 1,035 sq. meters comprising four galleries with over 4,000 artificats including paintings and memoriable.

OPENING HOURS :

MONDAY - SUNDAY : 9.00am - 5.00pm (EXCEPT PUBLIC HOLIDAY)

 

SOUVENIR SELLING ENTRANCE CHARGES :-

ADULT @ Above 13 Years Old      -   RM 3.00

CHILDREN @ 3 – 12 Years Old     -   RM 2.00

DISABLED PERSON &  CHILDREN @ 1 – 12 Years Old    -    Free of Charge

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THE GREAT CAT COLLECTION

Gallery A

  •      Santubong (The First Capital of Sarawak)
  •      How Kuching City got its Name?
  •      Kuching City Gallery
  •      VIP Gallery
  •      Uptown Cat Contemporary Exhibition
  •      Kuching festival Mascot
  •      Introduction About Cats
  •      Cats in Malay Community
  •      Cats in Chinese Community
  •      Cats in Orang Ulu Community
  •      Cats in Iban Community
  •      Maneki-Neko (Beckoning Cats)
  •      Cats in Japanese Community
  •      Satoru Tsuda’s Cat Pictures Collection
  •      Cat Photograph Kiosk
  •      Cat Souvenirs Kisok

Gallery B

  •      Arched-Back Cats
  •      Cats Fight
  •      Cats in Ancient Egypt
  •      Cat Walk
  •      Cat Nap 
  •      Cats at Play
  •      Thomas Stearns Elliot
  •      Catfish
  •      Nakahoma Minoru’s Cat Painting
  •      Cats in Orient Art
  •      Cats in Modern Western Art
  •      Cats in Stamp
  •      Cats in Medieval Art
  •      Jane Yap Jian Yi’s Collection
  •      Black Cat
  •      Cat and Fox

 

Gallery C

  •      Five Age of Cat
  •      Cat’s Cemetery
  •      Lifting and Carrying
  •      Cat in Action
  •      Cats Whiskers
  •      Cats’ Eye
  •      Cats in Cards
  •      Cats in Theatre
  •      Various Types of the Breeds
  •      Veterinary Care
  •      Cat cave
  •      Stray Cats
  •      Souvenirs from The Cat Lovers
  •      Malaysian Cats
  •      Cats in Music
  •      Cats in Advertising
  •     The Malay Proverbs In Relation To The Cat Family
  •      Cats in Medieval Period

Gallery D

  •      Dr. Betty Jamie Ching,s Cat Collection    
  •      Garfield Goods Collection
  •      Cat In Comic
  •      Hello Kitt’s Collection
  •      Children’s Corner
  •      Cat as Companion
  •      3D Cat Pictures Collection
  •      Sarawak Cat and Wild Cat of Borneo Gallery
  •      Uptown Cat Contemporary Exhibition
  •      Gifts from Cat Lovers

 

THE RAREST BAY CAT MUMMIFIED CAT CAT FUNERAL
MANEKI-NEKO CAT PHOTOGRAPHY KIOSK CAT WOMAN COLLECTION

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