Welcome to LINDUNG, a special communal space in the green lung of Sandakan : the Sepilok rainforest. The word Lindung (pronounced lin doong) is the root word in the Malay language for shelter and protective cover. The name represents an ideal of bringing together, embracing & supporting all things art, culture, food and nature here in Sandakan, in a purpose built, conducive space that serves also to incubates, nurtures concepts and promotes them. The aesthetic concept of the building was inspired by the forest canopy which forms an umbrella over the forest floor. Sheltering all forms of living organisms and new forest shoots. With its mulitiered, funnel-shaped roof, it draws rain towards its centre, symbolic of plants drawing life-giving water to itself.