Succulent Fair at Ipoh Parade

By KT Leong

Ipoh’s very first Succulent Fair will be happening from March 31 to April 2 at Ipoh Parade, where it will be the site for many colourful and exotic succulents. Succulents have enjoyed a surge of interest since the lockdown days due to their easy-to-care-for nature and jaw-dropping diversity.

There will also be sharing and demonstration sessions during the weekend where shoppers are able to learn from the founder of Cactus Boy Nursery; useful knowledge about caring for their succulents.

“It is a great honour to be able to work with Ipoh Parade and make this fair happen, as I have never done anything of the sort at such a scale before,” commented Koh Kuan Meng aka Cactus Boy. “I am very excited to share some of my unique discoveries with the people of Ipoh and to educate everyone on how to properly care for their succulents.”

Koh is no stranger to succulents, having been in the business of cultivating and selling them for several years now despite his young age. Formerly based in Johor, Koh has set up a new base of operations for his burgeoning succulent enterprise at Ipoh Parade’s sister mall, CITTA Mall, where he also most recently launched the country’s very first succulent vending machine.

As for what he’ll bring to Ipoh Parade, visitors to the fair will be able to join personalised workshops where Koh addresses common issues about caring for succulents, shoppers who have purchased any five succulents and a pot will also be able to learn how to make an arrangement with their selection over two sessions on both days (3:00 pm and 6:00 pm on 1 April; 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm on 2 April).

For more information, check out Ipoh Parade’s Facebook page at or Koh’s  Cactus Boy Nursery page at

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