Helen and David bought this little piece of a hill in 1984. It was a rubber estate with no water source or electricity. Their younger children played with kids in the neighbouring village. Helen and David hired and befriended villagers who had helpful local knowledge
and skills.

Helen and David clearing land by their first house on the hill, (now Tembusu House)  in 1988.

A man and a woman sitting at the top of a waterfall looking up into the trees

Our Story

The Dusun was created around our family’s love for nature, privacy, cooking up storms and lingering meals together. Read more about our unique concept here. 

Man wearing sarong looking into the misty rainforest


Just an hour and a bit away from Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is The Dusun, an eco-friendly accommodation in the foothills of the Titiwangsa Main Range and Berembun Forest Reserve.

Our Culture

The Dusun is in the traditionally matriarchal state called Negeri Sembilan (directly translates to Nine States) in Malaysia. The closest villages to us are home to Temuan, one of the many aboriginal tribes in Malaysia. Learn more about our local culture. 


The way we build, the activities we offer, the products we purchase, and who we hire – are all important decisions that impact the environment and our surrounding communities. Read more about our sustainable practices. 

3437, Jalan Kampung Baharu Pantai,
71770 Seremban,

Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.