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Rakan Mantin

Artist, Artist-Facilitator, Cultural worker, Community Representative/Liaison, Project Manager/Coordinator/Administrator

Languages spoken: 

English, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese dialects 


Based in Community:



Target Age Groups: 

Youth aged 18 above and young adults

Older generation/retirees



Ethnic Groups: 

Predominantly Hakka Chinese community.


Mission/Personal statement:

Rakan Mantin is a group set up for the preservation of the traditional Hakka village of Mantin.


“(We are about ) art and community activism, to foster collaboration between the two sides and to do so in public and through various media to safeguard and promote historical and cultural landscape and community from needless destruction.”


Community-based work interests: 

Address issues in the community

Transforms spaces

Cultural documentation


Types of community where work is conducted: 

Urban village 



Types of activity: 

Organising events: Street fair, Festival, Showcase/performance/exhibition, walks, talks


Public art and design:  Outdoor sculpture/installation, Street furniture


Community interventions: Cleaning up and redesigning public spaces, Creative activities for, improved livelihood, Creation of shared spaces for creative/culture activity 


Classes: Visual art


Workshops: Visual art, Film/photography, Writing/poetry, Research skills 


Research & Documentation: To research and document the historical and cultural landscape and community

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor

+6016-268 0258

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Contact Details: 

PROJECTS                                 DATE                                               SHORT DESCRIPTION

Rakan KL (Victor Chin)

Sept 2012

Merdeka Festival in Kuala Lumpur

Rakan KL (Victor Chin)


6 Merdeka walks in Kuala Lumpur

Rakan KL & 21 NGO (Victor Chin)


United front to oppose Menera 118

Rakan Mantin


Coming Home festival in Mantin

Rakan Mantin


Art & Community Activism in Mantin

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Resources & Additional Links

Printed collaterals at the Rakan Mantin Interpretive Centre

Kampung Hakka Mantin

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