Kuching’s White Cat Garden decoratively lit for Sarawak Day, National Day & Malaysia Day celebrations

Wee (left) and Hilmi (right) giving their thumbs up as Dr Sim (centre) pressed the button to power up the decorative lights at White Cat Garden, Padungan here today (July 21, 2021).

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KUCHING, July 21: The city’s iconic White Cat Garden and its titular cat statue will be illuminated once again to welcome the coming Sarawak Day (July 22), National Day (Aug 31) and Malaysia Day (Sept 16) celebrations.

Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said the lighting up of the area surrounding the statue is one of the most awaited occasions by Kuchingnites.

“This time the council would like to portray the spirit of unity as Sarawak has been one of the states with the highest level of unity with its multicultural and multiracial residents.

“All Sarawakians have been showing unity with one another, especially during this crucial moment (of the pandemic),” he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, Wee reminded business owners to ensure all their employees have been fully vaccinated before reopening their businesses to protect both the operators and customers.

On vaccination, he urged those who have yet to register themselves to quickly make arrangements for their vaccine shots in order to flatten the Covid-19 curve as soon as possible.

Minister for Local Government and Housing Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, who was also present during the lighting-up ceremony at White Cat Garden, reminded the public to be more alert and aware as the Delta variant cases have been increasing in Sarawak, especially Kuching.

“This Delta variant is a very serious and dangerous virus, and all people should take the highest safety precaution.

“All sectors and the public need to comply with and strictly follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) laid by SDMC (State Disaster Management Committee) for us to fight against Covid-19 as the war is not over yet,” he said.

Among those present for the lighting-up ceremony was Deputy mayor Hilmi Othman. — DayakDaily