If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton


At Kebun Kota, we gather from different walks of life, arrive at a common purpose, and coordinate our actions out of the best of everyone. The underlying conviction is that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.

We're looking for you.

Together with our partners, Kebun Kota forms a dynamic business process driven by a dynamic team of people. Currently, we are looking for entrepreneurial, creative, passionate, and ambitious people to join us. Share your CV with us and join us in one or more of the following scopes.

Production & Procurement

Supply Chain Management

Marketing and Outreach

Capacity Building and Education

Research and Development


NOTE: We’re currently piloting our web recruitment. For the moment, please share with us your CV (upload below) and we’ll return to you as soon as we can. Thank you.

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Apa khabar? Hola. ສະບາຍດີ. Hallå. 您好。Hello there. হ্যালো. வணக்கம். Yo.

Hey there, the team says hi! We are a global and diverse team made up of entrepreneurs, farmers, makers, academics, experts, designers, advocates, engineers, artisans, and marketers – commonly driven and motivated.

Ir. Dr. Mukhlis Chua

founder, kebun kota

Since 2010, Dr. Mukhlis Chua and his family pioneered aquaponics and began mainstreaming the concept of sustainable urban farming in Malaysia. His passion for nature and fish drove him to transform his business model from extraction of natural resource to quite the opposite – food and water security, fair trade, and the circular economy. Chua graduated in 1983 from the University of Manchester in Mechanical Engineering with first class honors. He later obtained his Masters in Science in Advance Applied Mechanics from Imperial College London. In 2015, Chua completed his engineering doctorate in process plant management from the Technological University of Malaysia (UTM). Professionally, Chua founded Inter-Granite P Ltd in 1990, and had worked in many engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning projects with other major industry players. He has been instrumental in the success of a research collaboration program between Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine and UTM in the setting up of UTM Center for Non-Destructive Evaluation.

Ar. Kaniza Shafie

ceo, ksa architecture

Ar. Kaniza graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from the School of Architecture, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. She led the design and technical teams in a big corporation prior to starting her own business in architectural services and building constructions. With strong technical knowledge and experiences, she ventured into the construction and fabrication works in the oil and gas industries in 1997.

Dr. Arif Chua Chien An

biotechnology manager
aquaculturalist, biokind

Chien An holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.  He is currently pursuing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering under the Non-Destructive Evaluation group at Imperial College London. Chien has several years of work experience in aquaculture and aquaponics. In his free time, Chien enjoys practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Hana Chua


Currently on her first year as an undergraduate pursuing Global Sustainable Development in the University of Warwick, Hana gained early experiences in real practice through active involvement in the development and management of Kebun Kota. Her participation in practical field work in the UK has enabled her with the essential skills to critically analyze and present relevant policy improvements. Hana’s knowledge and insights on sustainable business management were further enhanced by her participation in the Enterprise and the Environment Summer School hosted by Oxford University.