I had many times when my gardening friends ask me of the location where I go to the nursery in Sg.Buloh to purchase cheap (if not reasonable priced) plants. It take a bit of direction but somehow its difficult to convey when like giving direction as I'm asking them to go to South Africa and they ending up in Madagascar.
Well - its not that exaggerated but that how it feels when direction gets (well - misdirected)
And sadly a gardener lands in one strange island somewhere when a nursery charges 2X or 3X compared to the reasonable or cheap priced plants.
OK getting back to the direction.
My landmark is the Sg.Buloh Hospital.
We shall use that as the first marker.
Here - just follow the signboard and just go straight along the mainroad.
Continue to go straight until you reach the
"Fakulti Perubatan & Pusat Pengajian Klinikal UiTM Kampus"
yes...all the way..
This is the junction to "Ipoh-KL" Interchange.
Don't turn left - just continue to go straight!
You will see the Hospital on the right-hand side of the road,
on the left you will see a field.
This is the Main Hospital Entrance.
(I just want to get the title... damn mobile phone camera's!!)
And yes - I find it soo hard to rotate this (stupid) picture!!!
You will find another signboard directing you to the Masjid - follow this signboard.
Following the road - you will start to see nurseries selling plants and pots along the streetsides.
(I didn't manage to take many - most of the pictures are in bad quality)
This is the essential landmark: Sungai Chembong.
There is a small river and a bridge that leads to the nurseries.
You need to turn left once you see this.
(The signage to the Masjid continues to lead straight but you need to turn left here)
Once turning left you will come to the place called:
Dewan Orang Ramai
Beside it is the big signboard giving full details
of all the nurseries in that stretch.
There is a Buddhist Temple at the end of the road.
You can make a U-turn there if you are driving all the way as there is a small round-about inside the perimeter.
Or you can just park alongside of this road
(also some parking space at the Dewan Orang Ramai area)
(Its a good idea to park it here during weekends as too many cars and lorries goes in & out making the road very tight and create a very heavy traffic - a small 2 way road becomes one-lane & everyone squeezing in & out; not worth the trouble)
The "Dewan Orang Ramai" visible after turning to the left together with the big signboard.
This is the first nursery shop where I buy my air-plants for RM35.00.
This is how the nursery looks like.
FANG KIAT FLORIST
( I wonder why they called themselves florist - its a nursery...Hmmmm)
And of course - there is a telephone number on it.
So just in case if you get lost - just call them for directions.
(opps.. sorry again - find it soo difficult to rotate this picture)
The airplants priced at RM38.00.
You can bargained them for RM35.00 for a clump.
Can you see how many of them are hanged here - there are 3 rows - back & front of Tillandsia Ionantha species. Some nurseries sells them each pieces for RM15-RM20.
Here - you can find 10 pieces in a clump for RM35.00 - that means each is at RM3.50.
That is a big deal don't you think?
There is a dead-end at the end of the road except the Buddhist Temple all the way in.
Here you can make your U-turn inside to get back on the main road.
Bon Voyage on the Air-plant hunt!