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Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Bonsai & Orchid Show At Perdana Botanical Garden 2015

This year marked the 3rd Kuala Lumpur Orchid & Bonsai Show 2015 (KLOBS 2015) at the Perdana Botanical Garden . It was jointly organised by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Bonsai n Stone Academy. The theme for this year was “Flora, Festival and Food” . Some of the objectives of the City Hall’s were to promote Kuala Lumpur as a green city to the local and overseas visitors and to provide a recreational space and nature conservation for the city residents. it was 10-day event that ran from August 7th to August 16, 2015 and opened to the public from 10:00 morning to 10:00 night. The Perdana Botanical Garden is a 127 years old botanical garden that was built by A.R. Venting in 1888 and located right in the heart of the city center. It granted its “Botanical Garden” status in 2011. The Bird Park, Butterfly Farm, Deer Park, National Monument, Parliament House are 10 - 15 minutes walk from the botanical garden.

The opening ceremony of the 3rd KLOBS 2015 was officiated by the Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan wife, Y. Bhg. Datin Seri Anggraini Sentiyaki, on August 8, 2015 at 9:00am. Prior to the opening, guests were entertained by dancers dressed in flower costume. The dancers were dancing and moving slowly like flowers below the stage area. The open ceremony started with an amazing performance that saw many flower dancers came into life and put up a stunning performance before the guests. Orchids and bonsai were the main events of attraction. These two events were held not too apart from each other. in between these two events were stalls that sell orchids, bonsai, wood, snacks and beverages. There were small musical bands entertaining visitors from time to time. Besides orchids and bonsai, there were other activities such as photography competition, flower arrangement competition, and children’s colouring and drawing competition. Overseas and local visitors visiting the botanical garden also had the opportunity to enjoy bonsai, orchids, etc and vice versa.

272 bonsai were exhibited this time and they were nicely displayed either on tree trunks or white metal cube stands. Although it was hot and humid in Kuala Lumpur, the automatic water mists sprayers helped keep the place cool for visitors comfort. The venue was lit up for visitors who could only come in the evening to look at the bonsai. Bonsai species included Juniper Chinensis, Celtis Sinensis, Ficus Mircrocarpa, Muraya Pinaculata, Premna Obtusifolia, Wrightia Religious, Hibiscus, Diospyros Ebenum, Beakea Frutecense, etc. August 6, 2015 was the day for bonsai judging. The invited 5 panels of judges included Master Zheng Zilin, China, Master Lo Min Hsuan, Taiwan, Mr. Rojani Sumarlin Indonesia, Mr. YAP CHOO & Mr. LIM SOON KEONG Malaysia.

Bonsai demonstrations were held on August 8 and August 9, 2015. The bonsai masters who gave bonsai demonstration were Mr. Zheng Zilin, Mr. Lo Min Hsuan, Rojani Sumarlin, Bohari Che Mohtar, Chong Yong Yap, The demonstrations attracted a lot of visitors who wanted to learn more about bonsai shaping and techniques. The award ceremony was held in the Perdana Botanica Garden on August 10, 2015 at the semi enclosed area, about 5-10 minute walk from the bonsai exhibition area. The _ YBhg.Datuk Gunaseelan Palanisamy _(Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur)presented the & BCI award winning bonsai and owners were as follows :

  • Mayor Award & Gold Award (imported bonsai)- Ficus owner James Chai
  • Bonsai Club International Award & Gold Award (imported bonsai)- Celtis Sinensis owner Chin Choy Fook
  • Mayor Award & Gold Award (local bonsai) - Beakea Frutecense owner TIN CHOK TENG
  • Bonsai Club International Award & Gold Award (local bonsai) - Beakea Frutecense owner Bohari Che Mohtar
  • Queen of Flowers Award - Wrightia Religious owner YONG BOON MENG

There were 400 species of orchids from twenty countries. Countries that participated in the orchid landscape design competition were Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Denmark, Japan, Malaysia, etc. There were orchids competitions for local orchid hobbyists and many orchid lovers and flower lover flocked to this area to admire many variety species of orchids. The flower arrangements competitions were divided into amateur to professional category. It was held in a small room next to the bonsai exhibition area. The contestants were given three hours to present their floral arrangements.

The amateur gold award was won by a young lady, Chua Jeh Ying, On August 15 2015 Her Royal Highness Queen of Malaysia Tuanku Hajah Haminah (Ke Bawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Malaysia XIV Tuanku Hajah Haminah ) visited the bonsai and orchids exhibition in the evening of August 9. She spent time walking around viewing bonsai and orchids. She was particularly attracted to a Wrightia Religious, a local bonsai species. The KLOBS 2015 had attracted 100,000 visitors and it has becomes one of the most successful events to reach out to all Malaysians and overseas visitors.

  • Mayor Award & Gold Award (imported bonsai)- Ficus owner James Chai 蔡应源
  • Bonsai Club International Award & Gold Award (imported bonsai)- Celtis Sinensis owner Chin Choy Fook 陈财福
  • Mayor Award & Gold Award (local bonsai) - Beakea Frutecense owner TIN CHOK TENG 鄧作庭
  • Bonsai Club International Award & Gold Award (local bonsai) - Beakea Frutecense owner Bohari Che Mohtar
  • Queen of Flowerard - Wrightia Religious owner YONG BOON MENG 楊文明

The opening ceremony by

Ybhg.Datin Seri Utama Datuk Anggraini Sentiyaki
Wife of Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan

Ybhg.Datuk Hj.Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz
Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur (Mayor Kuala Lumpur)

On August 15 2015 Her Royal Highness Queen of Malaysia Tuanku Hajah Haminah (Ke Bawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Malaysia XIV Tuanku Hajah Haminah ) visited the bonsai and orchids exhibition in the evening of August 9. She spent time walking around viewing bonsai and orchids. She was particularly attracted to a Wrightia Religious, a local bonsai species.
Grand Award Presentation
Bonsai Master Demo
Winner Bonsai - Gold Award Photo
Mayor BCI Queen Photos
Orchid Photos
Bonsai Displace Area
 

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