1. Kuching, Malaysia: Cat Lovers’ Dream
Perhaps many people do not know this, the name Kuching means “cat” in Malaysian. Surprise, isn’t it? This Borneo state capital of Sarawak is certainly living up to its name, with numerous giant cat statues, purrfect motifs, and kitschy kitty street art around the city.
There is also a museum dedicated to cats – tWorld’s first Cat Museum! The museum holds more than 4,000 works, photos and exhibits dedicated to cats.
2. Haw Par Villa in Singapore: Underworld Theme Park
If you think there isn’t a theme park inspired by Chinese mythology in Singapore, you definitely haven’t been to Haw Par Villa at Pasir Panjang. This place was built by the Tiger Balm’s owner to uphold traditional Confucian values.
The park includes more than a thousand statues and 150 giant dioramas, depicting scenes from Chinese folklore and history. Especially the scary exhibition “10 Courts of Hell” has brought nightmares to Singaporean children for generations.
3. Mysterious Receptacles: Laos’ Plain of Jars
It is one of the most important archaeological sites of Southeast Asia. The Plain of Jars is a sprawling open field with countless locations containing thousands of jars. Jars of all sizes, some up to 2 meters high, with theories put forward about their origins: food, urns, water, wine, etc.
4. Chao Mae Tuptim shrine
Located behind the Swisshtel Bangkok Hotel, Chao Mae Tuptim Temple is a temple dedicated to lingams. Chao Mae Tuptim was a pre-Buddhist Southeast Asian tree spirit who would fulfill the wishes of her worshipers, and often those wishes involved childbirth. Legend has it that women who want to have children will come here to offer lotus flowers, jasmine flowers and incense, and then their wishes will come true.
According to visitsoutheastasia.travel