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Royal FLORIA International Dialogue RFID 2018



25-26 AUGUST 2018


Anjung Floria Event Centre (Day1)

Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside (Day2)


ILAM Member: RM 380/pax

Non Member: RM 400/pax



Registration closed on

22 AUGUST 2018


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Venue Sponsor



Venue: Anjung Floria Event Centre



Royal Floria Putrajaya Opening Ceremony (optional)



Lunch (optional)



Botany Walk

“Onsite, Insights”

Hailed as the “Intelligent Garden City”, Putrajaya is a spectacular futuristic administrative city surrounded by lush greenery, botanical gardens and parks spread across landscapes enhanced by large bodies of water and wetlands. On-site half-day study tour:

  • Putrajaya Nature Forest Park

  • Putrajaya Botanical Gardens

  • Putrajaya Wetlands Park



End of Day 1



Venue: Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside


Registration & Refreshments



Opening Performance

Razi Syafie

Guitarist & Singer

Razi Syafie started playing music from the age of 12 by picking up the classical guitar and singing. He is an active sessionist and has performed with Fazura, Elizabeth Tan, Amir Jahari, Lea Ismail, Dewi Liana Seriestha, Diandra Arjunaidi, Maulana, Adira and more.

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10:10 – 10:15

Opening Remarks

YBhg. Datuk Baharuddin Aziz,

Vice President

Department of Landscape and Parks

Perbadanan Putrajaya


10:20 – 10:50

Keynote Address

“The Story of DASADA Flower Gardens”

Thanapon Jetwaranyu,

Master Planner, Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006

& Dasada The Flower Es-Senses Resort Khao Yai


Go behind the mind of this creative genius who was instrumental to the planning of some of Thailand’s most significant garden projects.  Learn about his golden touch that brought in more than 3.8 million visitors to Chiang Mai’s famed floral festival in 2006, and a florally rich resort that is located 140km northeast of Bangkok.



10:55 – 11:25

Sharing Session 1

Connecting the Green Dots

LAr. Khairul Amri bin Adam

Landscape Architect,

Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur

ILAM Council Member 2018/2020


The session covers the heritage and green trails of Kuala Lumpur, from Bukit Nanas to the heritage quarters and finally to the green lung of Malaysia’s capital city.



11:30 – 12:00

Sharing Session 2

Activating Mr. George!

LAr. Teng Pe Yang

Chairman ILAM Northern Chapter Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards’ Young Landscape Architect Award 2016 Recipient


Since Georgetown, Penang received the UNESCO World Heritage Site status 10 years ago, the city has programmed a series of public space activation by upgrading and greening the heritage quarters to cater for placemaking and community recreation. Learn about the rejuvenation of Armenian Park and the connectivity of the backlanes that has made Georgetown more accessible, pedestrian and cyclist-friendly, and at the same time provide recreational and activity spaces for international events such as George Town Festival and Penang Heritage Celebration.


12:05 – 13:15

Panel Session 1:

Flower Chat

“Floral Revolution”

Undeniably, technology has redesigned the landscape of floristry. Are floral shops still relevant? Will there be new business and operative trends to come? Has online florists taken over the market share?

  • Zuriee Ahmad, Creative Event Consultant of Zuriee Ahmad Concepts

  • Joanne Ho, Chief Executive Officer of Happy Bunch

  • Ryan Chioh, Executive Chairman of Floristika






Documentary Show

Hybridized Fruit Tree

Sculpted through the process of grafting, Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit blossom in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of fruit.



14:20 – 14:50

Sharing Session 3

“Floral Design - An Escape from the Corporate World”

Geeva Samynathan

Managing Director of Ectaa Sdn Bhd

Exco Member of National Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Malaysia


A personal and professional training consultant whose company’s services extends to Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region, Geeva’s passion in flowers has led her to be a professional certified floral designer where she conducts floral design programs for the lower income group of women as CSR.



14:55 – 15:25

Sharing Session 4

The Beauty of Stones in the Garden

and the Home

Dr. Tom Elias

Chairman of the Viewing Stone Association of North America

Formerly President of the Bonsai Club International and Director of Bonsai Arboretum US


Dr Elias has authored over 30 articles on aspects of stone appreciation and Asian horticulture. We will look at how stones are used as both functional and decorative items in the garden landscape and how unusual stones are used as art and decorative pieces in homes.



15: 30

Coffee Break


IFLA2020 World Landscape Architects Summit Teaser


15:45 – 16:15

Sharing Session 5

The Beauty of Bonsai

Shinichi Nakajima 


With over 50 years of experience in bonsai and more than 33 years of teaching and making demonstrations of bonsai all around the world, Mr. Nakajima will explore beautification of the home and garden using bonsai.


16:20 – 16:50

Sharing Session 6

Community Garden in Bangsar,

Kebun-Kebun Bangsar

Lim Khim Joe,

Permaculture Landscape Architect, Founder of Children of Soil & Garden Coordinator of Kebun-Kebun Bangsar


Learn about the 8.5-acre linear green garden on a TNB reserved land in Bangsar which was designed, built, managed, funded and maintained by community efforts and volunteers.



16:55 – 17:25

Sharing Session 7

 “Small Seeds, Big Impact”

Yasmin Masidi

Secretary of Free Tree Society


Since 2012, Free Tree Society revolves around very simple principles of taking seeds, sprouting them, looking after the seedlings and giving them away as healthy little plants to the public for free in order to encourage a whole slew of other green goals and objectives.


17:30 – 18:00

Sharing Session 8

Amazing Edible Flowers and Plants

Angela Wong

Freelance Agriculture Consultant

Former Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture, Malaysia


Shabariah Ismail

Asst. Director of Floriculture Section, Department of Agriculture,



Equipped with decades of experience in agriculture, Ms. Wong will talk about the edible wonders from the garden. From shoots and leaves to flowers and herbs, (almost) everything is edible! She will also share her knowledge on medicinal and culinary herbs.



Closing Remarks

YBhg. Datuk Baharuddin Aziz,

Vice President of Department of Landscape and Parks, Perbadanan Putrajaya



End of Programme


The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme in the best interest of the conference.

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