Welcome to Rimbun Dahan, 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. It features buildings designed by Hijjas Kasturi, as well as two early 20th century traditional Malay houses from Perak and Penang, in an indigenous garden environment. There are also multiple artist studios, a dance studio, an artist lounge and library, and underground art gallery.
We offer residencies for visual artists, dancers, choreographers, writers, arts managers, curators and researchers as well as educational opportunities for students of architecture, ecology and botany. We provide workspace and accommodation in this serene garden setting, far away from the bustle of the city for artists seeking solitude, silence and/or space to focus on their work as well as the opportunity to meet and network with other artists from around the world. Our focus is on supporting artists from within the Southeast Asian region, especially local Malaysian artists, while still providing space for international artists who are interested in engaging with Southeast Asian and Malaysian culture and art. Established in 1994, the program has hosted more than 100 individuals who have benefited from the unique atmosphere of Rimbun Dahan to build their own artistic practice.
Rimbun Dahan is not open to the general public outside of our events, and we do not accept visits without appointment so please do email us and contact our staff beforehand. Student visits and tour group visits can be arranged by emailing us using our contact form. To keep up with our events, follow us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter.