Oil Palm Plantation in Tawau, Malaysia
Staff Quarters at
Bukit Tukok Estate
Oil Palm Plantation Photos. Photographs in this gallery are taken in Tawau, Sabah.
Executive Diploma in
Plantation Management (EDIP)
A 13 months part-time programme to provide working adults an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of plantation management with a strong base for onward career progression and development.
The course is conducted in English as well as in Bahasa Malaysia.
University of Malaya Centre for
|Malaysia oil palm plantations area increase year by year,
this may caused
the primary forest in Malaysia decreasing in
area year by year.
But this is no so as new oil palm plantation are actually established on and logged-over forests and in areas previously cultivated with rubber, cocoa and coconut. Almost two thirds of Malaysia is still covered by forest area of permanent forest reserve - 19.54 million hectares.
Sabah has given rise to a new breed of entrepreneurs. In Tawau over the past decades many cocoa plantations have switched from cocoa to planting oil palm. Oil palm has a huge worldwide demand and fetching top dollar in exports. These new oil palm plantations with crop mature the last few years came the creation of many new millionaires. Even when the prices dropped, most of the planters were still raking in profits as their cost of maintenance and production was minimal. In turn the planters invest their money in local property market.
Oil palm plantation in Malaysia has great biodiversity than in the case of annual cereals, vegetables and other short-term cropping systems of the world. A typical oil palm plantation is teemed with 268 species of flora and fauna, which include microbes, insects, arthropods, reptiles, fish, birds and small mammals. In addition to the rearing of fish, cattle, and goats together intercropping with fruit trees, timber species, dry land rice and vegetables, thereby adding to the rich diversity of life in the plantations.
|Palm Oil has been used as a
dietary constituent for five thousand years. The first oil palm
plantation in Malaysia started in 1917 when Oil Palm trees was first
introduced to Malaysia as an ornamental tree. The seeds were iat first
sowed on a tract of land in Kuala Selangor and the seedlings were later
planted on a large scale in Tennamaram Estate by M. H. Fauconnier, . This
paved the way for the prolific expansion of oil palm cultivation in
Soon, Alexander Guthrie, founded the Guthrie stable of estates and John Middleton Sime teamed up with Henry Darby to establish the Sime Darby group of estates. The two were later joined by Socfin and United Plantations which remain to this day as major players in the Malaysian oil palm industry.
Today the largest Palm Oil Company in Malaysia is Synergy Drive Sdn. Bhd. which was formed after merging Golden Hope Plantations Bhd., Sime Darby Bhd. and Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd.
Synergy Drive Sdn. Bhd. (the combination of 3 companies) have more than 500,000 hectares (1,300,000 acres) of Oil Palm Plantation in Malaysia and Indonesia, producing more than 2 million tons crude palm oil every year. This is equivalent to 13% of Malaysia's total production.
|Cooking Oil||Due to its low rate of duration, palm oil is indeed an economical cooking oil|
|Margarine||Palm Oil margarine can be easily spread and resistant to rancidity|
|Shortening||Palm Oil shortening is suitable for making bread, cakes, pastries and sweets|
|Confectionery||Chocolates and confectionery made with palm based cocoa butter substitute are closely similar to those produced with cocoa butter.|
Palm based non-diary creamer gives smoother, taster and more satisfying cup of coffee
Sea also : Oil Palm Plantation Aerial View | Palm Oil | Oil Palm Tree | Fertilizer |