The Bruneian

Nook Plants: A labour of leaves leads to the fruition of success


When Abdul Muqsith Hj Yahya was laid off from his oil and gas job in the second half of 2019, he was at a loss.

He never thought that he would have to return to the sultanate so soon, especially after spending more than two years as a field engineer in the United States.

Although it was an opportunit­y to make a fresh start, the news of the sacking came at one of the most inopportun­e times; just months before COVID-19 hit the globe.

“When I got back home, I tried applying to different companies for different job positions, but unfortunat­ely none of them worked out, so I kept waiting and waiting until I couldn’t, so I decided to venture into starting a business,” said the 29-year-old.

Muqsith is the founder of Nook Plants (IG:, an online shop that specialise­s in selling exotic plants and gardening supplies, which has recently launched its own website www.

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