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.

Conservation Research Writing Residency

Rimbun Dahan now offers short-term residencies, between 2 weeks and 3 months, for researchers in environmental conservation issues who need time and space to write up their research for publication.


  • Reimena Yee

    Reimena Yee

    Malaysian illustrator and storyteller Reimena Yee has joined us for a 1-month residency from February to March 2021, working on two graphic novels: My Aunt is a Monster and Alexander, The Servant & The Water of Life.... Read more »
  • 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 6-month residency at Rimbun Dahan from September to March 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 »
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