I like walking around cities to see how things feel as you walk around. I like walking in the touristy areas (often I do anyway) and also the non-touristy areas. One of the problems in walking in non-touristy areas is if they are not meant to be walked around (cars are expected) then it can be pretty boring. But if locals walk around it can be quite nice.
The cat monument is hardly impressive but it is a popular photo spot nevertheless. Kuching means cat in Malay (Bahasa Sarawak is the dialect of Malay spoken in Sarawak). Kucing is the word for cat in Bahasa Malay but in Bahasa Sarawak the word is pusak. There is some dispute how the name came to be but the city has adopted the cat city nickname.
The Kuching Esplanade is in the foreground with a view of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly building across the river (Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak).
Nice wall and window on a street near the Kuching riverwalk/esplanade. The Kuching riverwalk and a bit of surrounding area are nice for tourists (and locals) to walk around and enjoy.
The cat theme is carried over onto manhole covers in Kuching.
A wonderful bit of art on overlooking the river.
The riverwalk is about 1 km long I would guess.
Related: Siew San Teng (Tau Pek Kong) Temple and Chinese History Museum, Kuching (right next to the Kuching Esplanade – Masjid Bahagian Kuching (I walked to here from the river) – If You Visit Kuching Eat at Tribal Stove – Bako National Park, Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo