Kuching means ‘Cat City’ in Malay; nobody will look sideways at those who hug street strays or shriek ‘pusspusspuss!’
As we'd once left Singapore, now Laila and I had recently been considering moving from the Malay Peninsula altogether.
We might have created a force large enough to clear the Malay Peninsula, then Southeast Asia, and from there, who knows?
1590s, from native name Malayu. As an adjective from 1779; earlier adjective form was Malayan (1660s).