Biotechnology & Horticulture
YSG Bioscape Sdn Bhd,
consolidated in 2017 from two subsidiaries, YSG Biotech Sdn Bhd and YSG Landscape Services Sdn Bhd are involved in activities concerning plants ranging from tissue culture propagation to landscape design. Propagation of forestry species using in vitro
methods has always been the underlying commercial activity of the company.
Jointly with CIRAD (a French R&D organisation), based on more than two decades of research on the use of clonal teak for forestry plantation establishment has concretised the company reputation as a supplier of quality planting materials on a global level. Its laboratory currently has a maximum production potential of 1.5 to 2 million plants per year and the company owns one of the largest and richest teak germplasm in the world.
Recognition of the company’s impactful achievements on clonal forestry of this high value timber species is evidenced by the endorsement of international bodies such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and investors or buyers who are keen on the large-scale teak plantation establishment in countries in Africa, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region.
In order to sustain its operation without being overly dependent on a single business activity, YSG Bioscape has embarked on the tissue culture propagation of several varieties of orchid as well as other economically-important cash crops such as banana and pineapples or based on market demand. The company also undertakes the propagation of species of interest for third parties as one of its business activities.
On the platform of landscape business, the company is involved in the supply of quality ornamental plants for sale and rental, the provision of services such as landscaping for private homes and commercial sites, and decoration of venue for official functions.
The new landscape showcase nursery located in the vicinity of the company office and laboratory is designed to be both a premise for sales of plants as well as for visitors who wish to enjoy leisurely walks in this half a hectare of nicely laid-out gardens.
It is also available for rental for social and recreational events and opened to the public during office hours on weekdays.
The latest addition to the business activity of the company is the Aquascape Center, previously known as Green Connection. Next to the showcase nursery, the centre is an aquarium cum edu-botanical garden showcasing a variety of tropical freshwater fish surrounded by themed gardens for an educational and enjoyable experience.