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DISCOUNTS FOR MULTIPLE NIGHTS:
2 nights: 20% discount (RM 640 per night = RM 1280)
3 nights: 25% discount (RM 600 per night = RM 1800)
**All three of our houses are located in the same area, and is thus suitable for groups of up to 9 people. Please message us if you'd like to book all three and we can work out a price**
Uda Manap House is one of two traditional houses at Rimbun Dahan, a privately run centre for appreciation of arts, architecture, and nature owned by prominent Malaysian architect, Hijjas Kasturi. It was relocated from the Malaysian state of Perak. The history and architectural features of the house (including possible connections to Maharaja Lela, the assassin of Birch, the British resident of Perak, in 1875) are described on our website. Rimbun Dahan also has many other residences, which are often occupied by artists and performers under our 20 year art and dance residency program.
Uda Manap House has three small and medium sized rooms. The bed arrangement can be changed to two single beds in one room and a queen bed in another, or a single bed each in two rooms and a queen bed in another. We are also able to turn the front foyer into a bedroom with an additional two single beds. The house has a fully equipped family sized kitchen (stove, fridge, dishwasher, cooking utensils) with an open deck attached, great for a quiet cup of tea in the cooler hours of the day. There is also a dining room, large living area, and a sitting area underneath the house. The toilet and shower are also located underneath the house. The house is situated next to one of our cottages, Rumah Balai, and our other traditional house from Penang.
The grounds are landscaped with indigenous South East Asian plants and trees and large contemporary sculptures, home to art and nature both. All throughout the year, Rimbun Dahan hosts many artists and performers, as well as small art events, studio visits, workshops, and performances, making a stay with us a unique blend of vibrant artistic activity and tranquil tropical relaxation. Guest Access• Guests of Uda Manap House have access to a washer and dryer at
the back of the Penang House next door
• All guests are welcome to use the pool and attached poolhouse, and
the tennis court.
• You are also free to explore our indigenous South East Asian herb
garden which has edible, medicinal, and fragrant plants which are
available to all for use
• For access to the traditional houses and our underground gallery,
please ask one of our staff.
• The Rimbun Dahan contemporary art collection is displayed in the
Underground Gallery, and is the only air conditioned space on site.
• WiFi is available in the Artists’ Lounge and Office all hours of the day.
The Lounge also has a library from which guests are welcome to
borrow books (granted they are returned before you leave)
• We also have a dance studio and a piano which is available to play,
but please check first if it will be available for use during your stay
• Please be mindful that the main areas of Rimbun Dahan are not
wheelchair accessible Interaction with GuestsWe have 6 staff members that stay on site and will be your temporary neighbours. They are all very friendly and helpful, although many do not speak English. For any immediate concerns, guests can contact our Arts Manager Syar, who works 11am to 6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Otherwise, owner Angela Hijjas who also lives on premises can assist. Our residency program will likely mean there will be artists living and working at Rimbun Dahan, but how much you choose to interact with them is up to you! The NeighborhoodOur address is Kilometer 27, Jalan Kuang 48050 Kuang, Selangor. Our front gate is right next to Lorong Belimbing.
We are located in a semi-rural largely Malay area 45 minutes away from the city centre. There are roadside stalls and simple restaurants along the main street, along with convenience stores in a quiet little village. Getting AroundFOR ONE WEEK/MONTH BOOKINGS: We are happy to provide free airport/train station pickup and drop-off, depending on your arrival and departure times.
The best way to get here is by car/taxi, but we are also 15 minutes away from the Kuang and Sungai Buloh train station, which you can reach from KL Sentral, before taking a taxi here from Sungai Buloh station. Those trains will take you to the city in about 30-40 minutes not including wait times, but the trains are pretty regular.
If you are bringing a car, there will be free parking within the compound. We are close to the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (which links up to the NKVE) and the North South Highway (which links up to the LDP). If coming from overseas, cars are available in the village to rent.
If you have a bicycle, there are interesting routes and trails around the area (although you will likely have to share them with cars and lorries). Other Things to Note•Guests can self check-in as keys will be left in the door of the house
or can be picked up from one of the staff (instructions will be sent
accordingly once booking and date of arrival is confirmed)
•All confirmed guests will receive a digital copy of the full guide to
Rimbun Dahan to help ease your stay as well as a printed physical
copy in the house
•Uda Manap House is not suitable for crawling/mobile children under
12 years old due to the low windowsills and the height of the house
•We have three dogs – Sago, Santan, and Upeh - on premises, so
please be mindful if you have allergies. They generally stay close to
the main house
•Our compound is also host to many types of wildlife: monkeys, wild
boars, lizards, sometimes snakes. We have never had a bad incident
involving these animals occur, and they are quite experienced at
living alongside us.
•WiFi is only available at the Artist Lounge near the main house, and
not in the traditional houses or any other area of the grounds
•Rimbun Dahan is home to a small tight knit community of people and
we welcome new additions to that community, even for temporary
stays, but we ask that you respect the house and the grounds and be
mindful of the others living here so as to help us maintain a pleasant