Located in Kg Sum-Sum, Janda Baik, Pahang, Sentosa’s four acre complex with its stunning landscape has six houses, a stream running through the property, fish ponds, fruit trees and a wide range of flora and fauna. From Kuala Lumpur, it’s only a 40 min drive.
Sentosa which means ‘peace and tranquility’ in Malay, is a centre for visual and performing arts. It allows the visitor to enjoy the permanent collection of artwork and artifacts, temporary exhibitions, cultural workshops, events and tasty food and beverage.
Two of the houses on the estate which are at least a 100 years old were originally located in Kerdau, Pahang and in Kota Baharu, Kelantan. They were dismantled and brought to its current location by skilled local craftsmen. The houses were kept in the same original architecture and the Malay ‘adat istiadat’ or customs were followed during the re-construction and assembly of the houses.
Sentosa Janda Baik is a paradise designed and built with love and passion. It holds many stories of a family legacy whose love for art, culture and nature is well known. A private art space for the past five decades, its doors are now open for guests to be part of the experience.
Sentosa Janda Baik began with two exceptional people, Kamarul and Frances who purchased the property in the 1960’s and turned the once padi fields into a stunning garden space filled with flora and fauna of all kinds and three art galleries.
Philanthropists, Art Collectors, Travellers, Film makers, Visionaries and landscape artists extraordinaire, they have ensured a richer cultural experience for all that visit the property by sharing their home, garden and collection of art and artefacts for the benefit, education and enjoyment of future generations.
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