Wednesday, 16th December 2015
On the second day, we went to Cat Museum Kuching, which is located on top of a hill, not far from the Kuching City. The place is on the other side of the Sarawak River, approximately 20 mins or less from our location at Jalan Abell by taxi.
Selca in the morning after getting ready.
Photoshooting with my brother while waiting for our breakfast ready by KFC, haha. My bro is seriously bad with angles and lighting. The photo naturally appeared brighter and I look short (in fact, I am short but I'd like to look tall in photos)
Anyway, we walked form our hotel to KFC at Sarawak Plaza, which just took 5 minutes or less.
I made my brother look tall and took better pictures (self-praising). This is so unfair.
After seeing that our breakfast has been served, we went back inside KFC and ate~ Apparently they gave coffee for my drink instead of tea (I don't drink coffee), so I decided to give away the coffee to our taxi driver.
Cat Museum Kuching, Sarawak
We went to the cat museum in the morning, around 10.40-ish. While on our way, I saw Sarawak Museum, it has a beautiful backyard and I am thinking to visit the place after touring cat museum.
The view is more magnificent in real life, photos does not do justice. I have a thing for high peak points.
The entrance to the cat museum is free of charge. This is the entry to the gallery, souvenirs etc.
This is the fish tank outside the gallery room
and this is the fish tank inside the gallery room, hehe
I will now post photos of whats inside the gallery. Visitors have to pay RM 3 for taking pictures and RM 5 for video recording on a singular device. There is no limit in taking pictures and videos. Me, my mom and brother only paid for taking pictures option.
There is a standing photo booth where you can put your head on a cat's body image, but the picture is not with me.
This one looks funny, haha.
Kitty, you look creepy.
Kitty, you look creepy too.
My brother joked after I took photo of this cat figure. He said that imagined if there are red eyes gleaming on its eyes and I'm like WTF!!!!!!!
Cat art created by an artist named Miza by using different materials.
This one caught my eye, cat rock band haha.
There is actually a sound effect playing in the gallery, where the room echoes with sounds of a tiger/lion growling. We actually searched where the sound came from, thought there would be a cinema or something, but it turns out to be the sound effects haha.
So cute~ picture of a cat cleaning up a messy room haha.
This art caught my attention the most! Excuse my silly angle but this art is sooooooo beautiful!!!!! The stars look more illuminating in real life. I felt like buying it when I saw this. I like starry night and this is just so pretty and magical, really. If you have a thing with night sky and stars then I am sure you will find this art captivating.
So those are all the photos that I can provide. There are much more gallery, cat figures etc. They even showcase cat foods too!!! The Whiskers cat food, haha. There is also a cat's grave, I am not sure if it is a real one though. The grave is sponsored from Egypt if I am not mistaken, where the cat died and being buried...with tombstone too. The tombstone says, "In loving memory of Dick...." Yeah, the owner named the cat Dick. And the memorial message for the cat goes on, I did not finish reading though, cause I am distracted by other cat galleries. After visiting the museum, I found out that there is a mummified cat in the gallery, and it is over 5000 years old. I doubt that if it means the one at the tombstone?? If only I could focus on descriptions more, I could provide people with knowledge from the museum ><. Anyway, artworks, figures etc are sponsored by people/organization from all over the world. I have seen that some are sponsored by the Japanese, Chinese, from other parts of Malaysia etc. There are also souvenir booths in the gallery. I got myself a cat-patterned fridge magnet, cat patterned shawl and keychains for my friends.
What is travelling without buying souvenirs for friends? The main 'connector' of the Marie cat keychain got detachedㅠㅠand I do not know where it is. It must have fell somewhere in my room and its my favorite among the other keychains. My mom and brother bought souvenirs too.
There is actually a backyard with pond and garden outside the museum, but it was raining after our tour so we did not get to go there and embrace the place. How unfortunateㅠㅠ Our actual plan after visiting the museum was to visit Fort Margherita Castle but since it rains and the castle is an open space area, we did not go. Our taxi driver does not even know what or where Fort Margherita is. Plan to go to Sarawak Museum is also unfulfilled, so unfortunate again. I wish to return to Kuching someday and visit the places that I did not get to go. I want to go to the Damai Beach and Resort too. Our schedule for day 2 was actually touring the city and sight seeing, activating our traveler mode. But oh well, unavoidable things happen and thats okay. So after the museum visit, we decided to go to Plaza Merdeka and did some shopping~
I think that this post is already long with the pictures, so I am going to continue story-telling about my second day in Kuching in the next post. Part two coming soon and thank you for reading!