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.


  • Over 100 Dipterocarp Species

    Over 100 Dipterocarp Species

    Above: Shorea hemsleyana flowering magnificently at Rimbun Dahan. Over the MCO, we have cleared some of the trees at the front of the garden in Rimbun Dahan where we had too many duplicate species, to provide more space and light... Read more »
  • Women’s Work — Exhibition at Rimbun Dahan

    Women’s Work — Exhibition at Rimbun Dahan

    Angela Hijjas looks back on 26 years of hosting women artists in residencies at Rimbun Dahan, as an accompaniment to the exhibition Women's Work, which will be on display in the Underground Gallery at Rimbun Dahan from 13 September 2020 onwards.... Read more »
  • Shiela Samsuri

    Shiela Samsuri

    Malaysian artist and architect Shiela Samsuri joins us for a month-long residency in August 2020, where part of her intention involves wandering, collective, archiving, unfolding...... Read more »
  • Anna Tan

    Anna Tan

    Malaysian author Anna Tan joins us for a two-month residency from August to September 2020, working on a rewrite of her high fantasy novel The Weight of Sin.... Read more »
  • Hwa Wei-An

    Hwa Wei-An

    Malaysian contemporary dancer-choreographer Hwa Wei-An returns to Rimbun Dahan for a self-funded residency to develop his solo 'The Art of Falling' into a full-length work, delving into falling, freeriding and the flow state.... Read more »
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