Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rimbun Dahan

Rimbun Dahan is a private property belonged to Hijjas Kasturi and Angela Hijjas. The 15 acres land  in Kuang also serves as residence for local and international artists. The place is open to public during art exhibitions. From time to time, there will be a tour of the Rimbun Dahan grounds and garden by Angela Hijjas. For updates on their events, please check out their website.

Address; Rimbun Dahan, Km. 27 Jalan Kuang, Kuang, Selangor, 48050, Malaysia.
Tour starts at 9am.
There are lots and lots of mosquitoes. Wear long sleeves. And long pants. Bring along your mosquito repellant.
The forest section. Rimbun Dahan work very closely with FRIM. I must say their plant collection is very impressive. The forest also attracts a lot of wildlife like monkey, otters, pig and birds.
We found some weird stuffs. Like this fruit. Angela called it petrol fruit. Coz it looks yucky like petrol. Even the monkeys don't eat this fruit. But it's pretty interesting. It's a creeper plant. Anybody knows what is this?
Among the trees, there is poetry.
Herb & vegetable section
Angela explained to the kids about animal and color of fruits. Red attracts birds. Yellow attracts butterfly. White attracts bats and moths at night. Interesting huh??
After touring the forest and herb garden, we adjourned to the traditional house tour.
This house is from Perak. The house were painted with natural dyes. Most of the original structures are retained. These houses also serves as residence for visiting artists.
Somebody cannot resist it. I found her making herself cozy at the kitchen's verandah.
Painting of the house by a Tasmanian artist.
This one is from Penang.
The gallery.
The current exhibition. Check it out.
One of the interesting art work displayed in the gallery.
After the tour, we were served refreshment.
For those who are interested, Angela generously gave away the herbs and plants for them to plant. All these are for free. What more can you ask?? Such a gracious host.
Rimbun Dahan is planning to have a shadow puppet performance here in June. If you are interested, log on to their website and sign up for their newsletter for updates.

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