- a seaport in and capital of Sarawak state, in E Malaysia: capital of the former colony of Sarawak.
- a state in the federation of Malaysia, on NW Borneo: formerly a British crown colony (1946–63) and British protectorate (1888–1946). About 50,000 sq. mi. (129,500 sq. km). Capital: Kuching.
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Kuching means ‘Cat City’ in Malay; nobody will look sideways at those who hug street strays or shriek ‘pusspusspuss!’
Frequent flights go to Kuching daily from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Their time over, they are relieved by others, and return to Kuching.
The coal is conveyed to Kuching weekly, in a small sailing vessel.
The capital of Sarawak is Kuching, which in Malay signifies a "cat."British Borneo
W. H. Treacher
He said he was at Kuching, looking about for a head, and went into the court-house.
Messahore was warned that if he came to Kuching he would be treated as an enemy.
- a port in E Malaysia, capital of Sarawak state, on the Sarawak River 24 km (15 miles) from its mouth. Pop: 152 310 (2000)
- a state of Malaysia, on the NW coast of Borneo on the South China Sea: granted to Sir James Brooke by the Sultan of Brunei in 1841 as a reward for helping quell a revolt; mainly agricultural. Capital: Kuching. Pop: 2 071 506 (2000). Area: about 124 449 sq km (48 050 sq miles)
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