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Monday, March 19, 2012

Bonsai and Orchid KL 2012 Horticultural Exhibition



In conjunction with the F1 Malaysian Grand Prix 2012 in Sepang which begins on March 23, there will be a bonsai and orchids exhibition at Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur:

Bonsai and Orchid Show KL 2012
Venue: Perdana Botanical Lake Gardens
Date: 23 - 27 March 2012
10:00am - 7:00pm
Free Admission
Contact: +603-2617 6397/6398/6399

Highlights:
  • The exhibition will be officially opened by KL Mayor, YAB Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail. A launching ceremony will be held at Panggung Anniversary Amphiteatre on March 24th
  • Participating vendors include
    • Bonsai and Stone Academy 
    • Federal Territory and Selangor Orchid Association
    • Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
    • Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA)
    • Agricultural Department
    • Local universities
    • Community colleges
    • Malaysian Graffiti
  • Events 
    • March 23rd - famous footballers appearance at the the opening ceremony, expected among them are former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado, Fabio Cannavaro and Francisco Llorente.
    • March 24th -Walk-a-ton, fishing competition 
    • More than 100 bonsai species on display 
    • Many types of orchid species and hybrids
    • Sale of potted plants, herbs, eco-tourism products, gardening books, kits and tools.
    • Sale of fresh hydroponically-grown fruits and vegetables
    • Demonstrations by horticulturists on potting and plant care for bonsai and orchids
    • Colouring competition, graffiti drawing competition
    • Children games and entertainment
    • Treasure/Garden hunt
    • Graffiti drawing competition
    • Flower arrangement workshop
    • Cultural performances

Full report at NST online news portal here.
More reports
  • 24 March
    • Exhibition to educate people on the value of orchids and bonsai (The Star)
    • Blog posting by Sean L of Half a Pound of Treacle here.
  • 25 March - Kings opens bonsai, orchid show (NST)

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