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Good News …….

You can now join my “Critique” forum by sending your bonsai pictures…

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After the big success of my first book “Vision of My Soul”,

now, my  second book  ” Mission of Transformation ” is published.

246 pages in hard-cover with over 600 pictures…


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***  The ABFF Convention which supposed to be in December 2008, due to the political situation in Thailand, it had been rescheduled to be on 01 – 04 December 2009.


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A very sad news…Mr. H. Ismail Saleh SH (1926 – 2008 /82 years old) has
passed away lastnight, on 21st. October at 22.30 pm in hospital in Jakarta.
The funeral was taken place today in his family cemetary in his home town,
Cirebon, West Java.

We was the founder of ASPAC, Patron of Indonesian bonsai and had been
dedicating his whole life to promote the world peace and friendship through
bonsai art.

Rest in peace Mr. Saleh, we are all missing you so much !




Grand Prize : Cash USD 1000.-


H. Ismail Saleh, SH is the Founder of Asia Pacific Bonsai & Suiseki Convention & Exhibition, Adviser of Indonesian Bonsai Society (PPBI), Special Member of Nippon Bonsai Association (NBA), President Emeritus of Asia-Pacific Bonsai Friendship Federation (ABFF) and Director of WBFF, Asia Pacific Region.

This program is designed and conducted by Asia-Pacific Bonsai Friendship Federation (ABFF) in cooperation with Bonsai Clubs International (BCI) as high recognition to his dedication to the Bonsai world.



  • The artist may be an amateur or a professional.
  • The Bonsai must have been trained by the artist submitting the entry, and must have been part of the artist’s personal collection for a minimum of three years.





  • Each applicant may submit one Bonsai only.
  • Photograph to be submitted: 8″ x 10″ prints, in color with plain background.
  • A brief history of the Bonsai shall be typed in English or Chinese language and not more than one page in length.
  • The above materials shall be submitted in a presentation folder with the photographs enclosed in clear plastic sleeves. Tape to the inside of the back cover shall be a sealed and unmarked envelope containing the complete application form below.
  • Material can also be sent by email and the picture size should be minimum 1600 x 1200 pixels in jpeg. file.
  • The submitted photographs will not be returned and the copyright of the Bonsai photos belong to BCI and ABFF.




Submission will be reviewed by the ISA Coordinator to verify the eligibility of each applicant. Eligible applicants will have their submissions judged by a panel of five juries from USA, Japan, Italy, China and Australia.

The judgment will be based on three criteria: the Physical/anatomic quality, design quality and the total image/performance of the Bonsai.

The Officers of BCI and ABFF, the juries and any previous winners (the Bonsai) of the Ben Oki International Design Award or WBFFWorld Bonsai Contest are not eligible.

Submissions must be received no later than 30th September 2007.


Grand Prize:Cash USD 1000.-and Ismail Saleh Trophy.

1ST Runner Up:Ismail Saleh Trophy.

2ND Runner Up:Ismail Saleh Trophy.

Send All Submission to :


Asia-Pacific Bonsai Friendship Federation (ABFF)




Tel.  +62-21-3863076  

Or by email to;

*Please DO NOT send entry more than once.



 Name :_________________________________________________________________________

Address :_______________________________________________________________________

City :________________________State/Province:_____________________________________Zip/Postal Code:_________________Country:________________________________________Telephone: + ___________________________Fax : + __________________________________

(Include all area codes for your country and city where appropriate)

Email : ________________________________________________________________________ Botanical Name :________________________________________________________________Local Name:________________________________________________________________Years training:_________years,Size :____________________________________________Brief history of the Bonsai : _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I understand upon submitting this application that this application along with all accompanying documents and photographs become the property of Asia-Pacific Bonsai Friendship Federation (ABFF) and BCI and cannot be returned. I further understand and agree that if the Bonsai for which this application is submitted is awarded the Ismail Saleh Trophy, I hereby grant ABFF and BCI the exclusive right to re-photograph the winning Bonsai and publish photographs submitted with this application and any subsequent photographs taken by ABFF’s or BCI’s representatives, employees or agents; and that ABFF and BCI must all be acknowledged in writing in the use of any photographs published or used subsequently. I hereby certify that I have owned and trained the Bonsai for which this application is submitted for at least three years, that the tree is alive and vigorous as depicted in the accompanying photographs.

Signed :_______________________________ Date :_________________________________




















Program ini diselenggarakan oleh majalah GREEN HOBBY bekerja-sama dengan Knowledge of Bonsai Forums (KoB) – Amerika dalam rangka memasyarakatkan seni bonsai di Indonesia serta mempromosikan bonsai Indonesia ke seluruh dunia dan sekaligus untuk menghormati Bapak Penggerak Bonsai Indonesia, H. Ismail Saleh SH.

Setiap foto bonsai peserta akan ditampilkan di situs KoB ( untuk dijuri oleh 5 juri dari 5 negara untuk menentukan 3 pemenang utama dan 10 besar. Selain itu, juga akan dinilai secara terbuka oleh komunitas bonsai seluruh dunia untuk memilih satu pemenang “Favorite Bonsai”.

 Syarat :

                                          * Terbuka untuk umum bagi seluruh penggemar bonsai di Indonesia.

* Bonsai yang diikut sertakan harus sudah dimiliki minimal   3 tahun.

* Setiap orang dapat mengirim maximum 5 foto bonsai, tetapi hanya dapat memenangkan satupredikat.

 * Setiap foto bonsai yang dikirim harus disertai dengan guntingan logo “Green Award 2007” yang terdapat di sudut kanan bawah cover majalah GREEN HOBBY disertai formulir yang telah diisisecara jelas dan lengkap.  

(Untuk mendapatkan majalah GREEN HOBBY, hubungi Sdr. Henri Nurcahyo, HP: 08123100832)  

 Materi :

Materi yang dikirim berupa foto digital dengan latar-belakang polos bersih, file JPG dengan resolusi 72 atau 300 dpi dan minimum ukuran 500 KB; dalam bentuk CD dikirim ke alamat di bawah disertai dengan formulir yang diisi dengan lengkap dan jelas.

Materi yang tidak sesuai dengan yang telah ditetapkan tidak akan dinilai.  Materi pendaftaran sudah harus diterima paling lambat tgl. 31 Desember 2007.

Pemenang akan diumumkan melalui majalah GREEN HOBBY pada penerbitan bulan Februari 2008 serta di situs Knowledge of Bonsai Forums (

 Kriteria Penjurian :

Kriteria bonsai yang akan dinilai adalah : keindahan fisik bonsai, keindahan design atau kreatifitas serta keharmonisan keseluruhan termasuk keserasian antara pohon dengan wadah tanam.

 Juri :

Panel juri terdiri dari 5 juri kelas dunia dari 5 negara (Taiwan, German, Itali, Amerika dan Amerika Latin) untuk memilih 3 pemenang utama serta 10 besar.

Selain itu, juga akan dijuri secara terbuka bagi semua komunitas bonsai dunia untuk menentukan satu pemenang “Favorite Bonsai”. Hasil vote ini bisa dilihat secara langsung dari hari ke hari di :

Hasil penjurian adalah mutlak dan tidak dapat diganggu-gugat serta tidak melayani surat-menyusat.

 Hadiah :

* Pemenang pertama akan memperoleh Plakat,  trophy Ismail Saleh  dan menjadi anggota Bonsai Clubs International(BCI) Amerika.

    Gratis majalah BCI dan majalah GREEN HOBBY selama satu tahun serta buku “Vision Of MySoul” karangan Robert Steven.

* Pemenang kedua dan ketiga akan memperoleh Plakat, trophy Ismail Saleh  serta gratis majalah GREEN HOBBY selama satu tahun serta buku “Vision Of My Soul” karangan Robert Steven.

* Pemenang “Favorite Bonsai” akan memperoleh Plakat, trophy Ismail Saleh  serta gratis majalah GREEN HOBBY selama satu tahun serta buku “Vision Of My Soul” karangan Robert Steven.

* Foto bonsai semua pemenang akan diterbitkan di majalah GREEN HOBBY seta di situsKnowledge of Bonsai Forums (

 Materi dikirim ke alamat :         Kordinator Green Award 2007  

                                                                                                   Jl. Batu Tulis VIII No. 27-A,   Jakarta 10120

                                                                                                  Tel. 021-3863076    






(Harap diketik dengan huruf cetak)

 Nama   :__________________________________________________________________

Alamat Lengkap :________________________________________________________________                                                               _________________________________________________________________________                                                             _________________________________________________________________________                                                             Kota :_____________________Kode Pos :____________________

Tel. (                       )_________________ Fax. (                         )_________________

HP:___________________Email :_______________________________________

Nama Pohon (Botanic) :______________________________________________

Nama   Pohon (Lokal)     :____________________________________________

Lama Training :_______________tahun;   Ukuran :_______________________cm    

Bersama ini saya menyatakan bahwa foto bonsai yang saya kirim tersebut adalah milik saya dan sudah saya miliki lebih dari 3 (tiga) tahun, Bonsai tersebut masih dalam keadaan hidup dan sehat seperti keadaan dalam foto yang saya kirim tersebut.

Saya juga menyatakan setuju bahwa foto bonsai yang saya kirimkan adalah sepenuhnya menjadi hak milik majalah GREEN HOBBY dan tidak dikembalikan.



Tanda Tangan & Nama Jelas

* Satu formulir untuk satu foto bonsai.




16 Responses to “News (Exhibition, Contests etc.)”

  1. on 21 May 2007 at 12:33 pmShaukat Islam

    Dear Robert,

    If a previous winner (bonsai) is totally re-styled in a new design and shape, can it be entered in the ABFF contest or would it be disqualified?

    Would be happy if you can clarify/confirm.


  2. on 22 May 2007 at 1:32 amRobert Steven

    If it is totally restyled, then no problem.

  3. on 25 Jun 2007 at 9:07 pmabie

    Salam Sejahtera.

    Saya pemula dalam bonsai,dan saya hobies bonsai.saya ingin banyak belajar lagi soal bonsai dan mohon bantuan nya saola berbagai informasi bonsai dan saya tertarik dengan gaya bonsai Bapak Robert Steven.

    Terimakasih atas kesediaannya untuk berbagi informasi dan memberikan sedikit ilmu dan pengalaman Bapak.

  4. on 10 Sep 2007 at 12:24 amasriadi saleh

    salam bonsai
    salah satu seni yang memberi kenyamanan dan ketentraman jiwa adalah seni berbonsai, karena seni bonsai merupakan seni yang tidak ada habisnya sampai dunia ini kiamat.
    kami merupakan sekelompok petani dan pencinta bonsai, kami mengenal bonsai sudah 2 tahun belakangan ini, kelompok kami ada sekitar 50 orang, salah satu kendala kami adalah belum adanya wadah organisasi. tetapi kami sudah membentuk kelompok mohon kami didaftarkan menjadi anggota PPBI atau sejenisnya.
    Adhy dan WD
    pengurus PPBI alas Sumbawa NTB

  5. on 21 Dec 2007 at 4:05 amdaryono

    Salam bonsai,
    Senang bisa mengikuti forum komunikasi bonsai di Sidoarjo tanggal 15 Desember 2007 di Kebon Bonsai Bpk. Silistyosidhi.

    yang ingin kami sampaikan bahwa bonsai adalah suatu rekayasa seni yang tidak akan pernah berakhir (obyek seni bonsai tidak akan berakhir seperti karya seni lainnya, lukis misalnya).

    Saya sangat senang dengan aliran/gaya bonsai bang Robert, tanpa tekbok. kami mengenal bonsai sudah cukup lama 1982, tapi sering dibuat bingung dengan aliran yang kami pelajari dibuku.

    Dengan pertemuan tersebut kami sangat senang. Terima kasih banyak.

    Kalo tak keberatan tolong Nomor HP Bang Robert Steven.

  6. on 21 Dec 2007 at 6:57 amRobert Steven

    Trims…HP saya : 0816 808399

  7. on 07 Jan 2008 at 12:16 amPhrast

    Halo Pak Robert Steven,

    Saya penggemar tulisan-tulisan Anda, baik di booklet bonsai atau di Majalah Green, dan juga karya-karya bonsai Anda. Terus berkarya Pak.
    Pak Robert katanya sekarang bonsai Wahong baru naik daun ya ? Wah asyik dong karena saya di rumah banyak bakalan bonsai wahong.


  8. on 19 Aug 2008 at 8:46 pmBambang Aviantho

    Saya sangat senang sekali melihat koleksi2 Bapak Robert, kira2 ada rencana ngak Pak, ke Bali utk mendemonstrasikan keahlian Bapak di Pulau Dewata, khususnya utk kemajuan perbonsai an di Bali, khususnya di Organisasi Bonsai (PPBI) Bali.

    Bambang Aviantho

  9. on 16 Oct 2008 at 5:20 amHj. Abd Halim

    Apa khabar, harap baik2….

    Bila nak datang ke Kuantan lagi?
    Bila tarikh pertandingan bonsai asia pasifik yg akan di adakan di Bangkok pada akhir tahun ini? Kami berhajat untuk ke sana.

    Semoga panjang umur,

    Jumpa lagi.

  10. on 11 Nov 2008 at 7:31 pmSianturi

    Saya sangat senang sekali melihat koleksi2 Bapak Robert sangat artistik sekali. Saya pemula dlm dunia bonsai dan msh ingin banyak belajar dg pakar2 bonsai. Ini ada beberapa koleksi bonsai saya di silakan kasih komennya

  11. on 03 Apr 2009 at 7:13 amRobert Steven

    Hj. Abd Halim, ABFF Convention akan ditunda ke sekitar akhir November 2009.

    Pak Bambang, saya rencana akan datang ke Bali sekitar tgl 25 April…rencananya akan kita dakan acara lecture/ demo…
    Sampai ketemu di Bali.

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  14. on 21 Nov 2010 at 7:56 amAntok WAS

    Hi Pak Steven,
    I would be happy to joint as your member’s and link to your blog, to get more knowledge and skill from yours.
    As an amateur hence, I am focus in bonsai-Stigi or Phempis Acidula, my blog is
    I working on a collaboration between Wooden-Carving skill on to Bonsai-constructor as a small project to emerging the Java-bonsai performance.
    Hope you can guide and send advise to our community in Jepara.
    best regards
    Antok WAS o
    Sanggar Toti bonsai
    Jepara- Jateng- Indonesia

  15. on 16 Mar 2013 at 9:13 pmads

    Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after browsing through some of the articles I realized it’s new to me.

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  16. on 17 Mar 2013 at 3:29 pmRobert Steven

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