Rimbun Dahan is the home of architect Hijjas Kasturi and his wife Angela. Set on fourteen acres outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the compound of Rimbun Dahan is a centre for developing traditional and contemporary art forms.


Rimbun Dahan hosts a range of artists’ residencies to encourage visual artists, choreographers and other creative individuals to explore and develop their artistic work.

Plant List

Rimbun Dahan’s 14-acre garden is a valuable collection of plants indigenous to Southeast Asia, including many tropical forest hardwoods and some specimens of species now extinct in the wild.


  • Online Visibility for Cultural Practitioners

    Online Visibility for Cultural Practitioners

    In October 2020, artist and digital marketing professional Rupa Subramaniam conducted a series of workshops for former resident artists at Rimbun Dahan, to help them move confidently into the digital sphere.... Read more »
  • Mass Media Training for Arts Makers

    Mass Media Training for Arts Makers

    In September 2020, arts journalist Sharmilla Ganesan conducted a series of workshops for former resident artists at Rimbun Dahan, on making art more accessible to a general audience.... Read more »
  • Shia Yih Yiing

    Shia Yih Yiing

    In December 2020, Malaysian visual artist Shia Yih Yiing is working on a visual study of native trees and the making of forest through fieldwork with Rimbun Dahan’s chief and assistant gardeners.... Read more »
  • Syed Fakaruddin

    Syed Fakaruddin

    Visual artist Syed Fakaruddin is undertaking a 2-month residency at Rimbun Dahan from September to November 2020. During his residency, he is developing a series of works exploring the three layers of landscape painting: background, middleground and foreground. Each layer has a different expression and technique, depending on mood, memory and the residency environment.... Read more »
  • Silver Yee & Chloe Tan

    Silver Yee & Chloe Tan

    Malaysian dance artists Silver Yee and Chloe Tan are in residence at Rimbun Dahan for a month in October-November 2020, working on bringing themselves back into the present through moving, while journaling to document their daily practices.... Read more »
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