Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak which is, at 125,000 square kilometers, the Malaysia's largest state situated on the island of Borneo. It enjoys an extensive coastline of 720 kilometers on the South China Sea, bounded by Brunei Darussalam on the north, Sabah on the northeast and Kalimantan Indonesia on the south. Like much of Malaysia, Kuching has a tropical climate with average daytime temperatures hovering between 24 and 32 Celsius.
There are many stories about the origin of Kuching's name. In Malay language, Kuching means 'cat' but the city does not seems have anything to do with it so some others say that Kuching originated from the Chinese word 'Gu Chin' which means 'harbor'. Another says that Kuching is named after a kind of fruit look like lychee called 'Mata Kuching' (Cat's eye).