Our​ ​Initiatives

Learn​ ​about​ ​some​ ​our​ ​programmes​ ​and​ ​initiatives​ ​–​ ​past​ ​and​ ​present –​ ​aimed​ ​at​ ​developing​ ​the​ ​arts​ ​industry​ ​in​ ​Malaysia.​ ​Many​ ​of​ ​these initiatives​ ​involve​ ​collaborations​ ​and​ ​partnerships​ ​with​ ​local​ ​and international​ ​artists​ ​and​ ​organisations.

Kakiseni Airbnb Experiences

Kakiseni is now a part of Airbnb Experience in Kuala Lumpur! Come spend our day around town with us and learn more about what we do at Kakiseni or how you can contribute to the arts scene. All proceeds from these experiences will go to #seniMAD initiative so book yours today!


Co-published by Kakiseni and MPH Publishing, Hikayat aims to capture the allure and magic of local traditional art by weaving them into stories for children to kindle their – and their parents’ – interest in Malaysian traditional art.

ASEAN​ ​Puppetry Conference 

In​ ​2015,​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​Hari​ ​UNESCO​ ​Malaysia, Kakiseni​ ​organised​ ​and​ ​hosted​ ​the​ ​ASEAN Puppetry​ ​Conference​ ​in​ ​Kuala​ ​Lumpur​ ​to​ ​enable practitioners​ ​of​ ​traditional​ ​puppet​ ​theatre​ ​to exchange​ ​ideas​ ​and​ ​practices​ ​about​ ​their​ ​craft


Supported​ ​by​ ​Prudential​ ​Malaysia,​ ​#seniMAD aimed​ ​to​ ​widen​ ​access​ ​to​ ​the​ ​arts​ ​for underprivileged​ ​children​ ​by​ ​getting​ ​the​ ​public​ ​to volunteer​ ​time​ ​to​ ​coach,​ ​put​ ​up​ ​lessons’​ ​fees​ ​and donate​ ​used​ ​musical​ ​instruments.

The​ ​Other  Festival 

Held​ ​annually,​ ​The​ ​Other​ ​Festival​ ​celebrates​ ​the heritage​ ​of​ ​Ipoh​ ​Old​ ​Town​ ​and​ ​features​ ​a​ ​mix​ ​of performances,​ ​guided​ ​tours, movie​ ​screenings,​ ​exhibitions,​ ​bazaars​ ​and​ ​more.

BOH​ ​Cameronian  Arts​ ​Awards

In​ ​partnership​ ​with​ ​BOH​ ​Plantations,​ ​the​ ​BOH Cameronian​ ​Arts​ ​Awards​ ​is​ ​Malaysia’s​ ​premier awards​ ​in​ ​recognition​ ​of​ ​excellence​ ​and outstanding​ ​work​ ​in​ ​the​ ​performing​ ​arts.

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