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Friday, September 23, 2011

Soon Lee Landscape - Lot 21 Selangor Green Lane

Soon Lee Landscape

This information is for my readers who have written to enquire.
This is my favourite nursery in Sg Buloh.

I have purchased the following plants from there:
  • Arundina graminifolia - Bamboo Orchid
  • Angelonia
  • Annuals
    • Aster, Cosmos, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Gerbera Daisy, Ipomoea tricolour, Marigold, 
    • Pentas, Portulaca grandiflora, P. oleracea, Vinca (kamunting cina), Torenia,
    • Roses,
  • Border plants e.g. Cuphea, spider plant,
  • Costus, Calatheas, Gingers, Heliconia,
  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
    • yellow, red, pink, white,
    • single and double flowers
  • Hibiscus Turk's cap (sleepy hibiscus)
  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cooperii' - variegated hibiscus
  • Scented plants
    • Jasmine, Murraya paniculata, Water Jasmine (Wrightia religiosa)
    • Japanese Honeysuckle,  
  • Nong Nooch Vine
  • Polyianthes tuberosa - Pokok Sundal Malam
  • Tecoma capensis (Cape Honeysuckle)
  • TREES - Christmas tree, pine tree
  • Water plants
  • Yesterday-today-tomorrow
  • Ylang-ylang Dwarf (kenanga)
  • More (to be updated)

Lot. 21, Jalan Subang,
Kampung Baru, Sg Buloh
47000 Selangor D.E.

Contact: Mr Sunny CH Yap (6012-211 3353)
Tel/Fax: 603-6140 2764

Their Facebook link (contains their location map)

How to find?
Look for no. 21 and Soon Lee Landscape signboad.
There's another old signboard "Warisan Hijau Tropics Landscape S/B" - this is the correct entrance.

Directions: (Google Map here)

From the NKVE, exit the Sungai Buloh Toll. Keep to your left and cross the bridge towards Sungai Buloh. DO NOT TAKE THE FLYOVER. The first nursery you see on your left is Ah Chui Nursery.  Keep left and continue straight until you reach the junction of Sg Buloh KTM Komuter Station. Turn left towards Shah Alam way into Jalan Sg Buloh  - the route on Google map is No. 15. (Note: Going straight will lead you to Sg Buloh town and Kuala Selangor - No. 54). Driving along Jalan Sg Buloh, you should pass by an army camp, some furniture shops and restaurants on your right. After a couple of km, you will see some visible signs of Selangor Green Lane on your left. The first nursery you'll see is probably Lot 16 - SMM Nursery or Semaian Ming Ming.

Selangor Green Lane is roughly Lot 16 to 70 along Jalan Sg. Buloh.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pomelo Fruit - Farms and Vendors

A pomelo farm in Tambun, Ipoh

Contact of Tambun Pomelo Farm
Chin Pomelo Farm
158258A, Jalan Ampang, Tambun, Ipoh, Perak Malaysia
Tel: 6013-501 6491
Contact Person : Mrs Chin - she speaks only Mandarin and Cantonese

Contact of Pomelo Fruit Vendors
No. 38 Kedai Limau Tambun, Buah-Buahan dan Minuman
Lot 160188, Jalan Ampang Baru 6
Ampang Baru New Village
31400 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 6016-501 0145, 6016-599 2178
They also sell other seasonal tropical fruits like guava, banana, water apples, carambola, etc.

Gerai Limau Bali Heng Kee
Lot 160186, Jalan Ampang Baru 6
Ampang Baru New Village,
31400 Ipoh, Perak
(along the road to Tambun town and Chin Pomelo Farm)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ah Chui Nursery

Ah Chui Nursery

Lot 23682, Jalan Batu 12, Sungei Buloh
47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, (Off Jalan Kuala Selangor)
Mobile: 6012-282 8667 or 6019-269 1783 or 603-7963 124

This is exit point of Ah Chui Nursery
  • Nursery, bonsai 
  • Garden Ornaments, Pots,
  • A good stock of Chinese New Year plants.
During the Chinese New Year season, many people may wish to shop for auspicious plants. I have provided an interative map below and you can click on it to enlarge and/or navigate.

View Ah Chui Nursery in a larger map

From the NKVE, exit the Sungai Buloh Toll. Keep to your left and cross the bridge towards Sungai Buloh. DO NOT TAKE THE FLYOVER. The distance from the toll to the bridge is about 200m and from the bridge to the nursery is about another 200m on your left. Ah Chui Nursery is the first and only nursery you will see along this stretch.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sanfong Bonsai & Art Garden

I first came to know about Sanfong Bonsai Nursery, the Bonsai N Stone Academy and the Bonsai Clubs International (BCI) at Putrajaya Floria 2010 where they put up a good show with an impressive display of bonsai trees and a series of lectures about growing bonsai. Due to time constraints, I didn't get to attend their talks and bonsai training sessions during the floral festival but I was captivated by the very elegant, lovely and well trimmed bonsai trees, each properly labelled with owner name and plant ID.  However, I had the chance to marvel at the splendid masterpieces created and got a glimpse into this unique lifetime hobby. You can read about if from my blog post here.

That unforgetable experience at Floria 2010 had prompted me to visit the Sanfong Bonsai and Art Garden nursery in Semenyih which meant more than an hour's drive all the way there with traffic jams and all. But the trip was well worth it. Actually we were not familiar with the town and hence missed the nursery during the first attempt. Luckily the owner was very helpful and gave us clear road instructions. It may be advisable to call them first before making the trip in case they are closed during certain holidays.

They have a lot of choices in terms of plant varieties, types, size, structure and shapes. Many people think that bonsai is a Chinese-dominated hobby or a luxury of the rich and wealthy. Here, you can find potted miniature bonsai from as low as RM 18 to giant trees costing tens of thousands.

Actually bonsai growing is a healthy pastime for people from all races and backgrounds.

Bonsai beginners, experts and enthusiasts come here to source for plants. Gardeners, landscape consultants, interior decorators and home owners also come here to look for plants to enhance their Oriental/Zen/Japanese/Water/Rock gardens.

It takes time and patience to nurture a bonsai. It is an added advantage to develop an interest in art and horticulture. First you need source for ready bonsai trees or stumps. Then you can develop or train the plants into bonsai with the necessary tools and equipment. You can also start a bonsai tree from seeds. Bonsai trees are trained to survive in a small pot, hence it does not need a big space to take up this hobby. You can keep a bonsai in home/office apartments and condominiums as long as there is enough sunlight. Generally it takes more than 10 years for a bonsai to be fully matured.

They have bonsai pots, accessories, decorative ornaments and support equipment sourced from China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Japan. You can also buy bonsai potting mix and fertilizer. Other services include training, care and maintenance of bonsai.


 Lot 5285, Mukim Semenyih (In front of Road Transport Dept -JPJ) 
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor, Malaysia

ContactBenny Sim (            019-220 4009      ), Fanny Lim (            012-276 7550      )
Tel and Fax:             03-8724 5468     
Website: Group here or Nursery here.
Facebook: click here
Roadmap click here
Office hours: 10:30am - 6:30pm

Products and Services
  • bonsai nursery
  • accessories and equipment for growing bonsai
  • ready made bonsai dish gardens
  • bonsai courses

For Bonsai classes, you can call:
Malaysia Bonsai & Suiseki Society
No. 95, Jalan Rukun 5,
Taman Gembira
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Mobile: 012-335 3588 (YK Foo), 6012-203 6633 (CW Tan) or 6019-337 2539 (IS Ng)
Fax: 603-4041 5898