Friday, June 8, 2012

PLANTATION LIFE (4) – Oil Palm Nursery

Tenegang, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia

 Cheerful nursery workers from Sulawesi, Indonesia – Bugis Muslims.


 Young oil palms

Palm oil is now an important energy source widely acknowledged as a versatile and nutritious vegetable oil. Production in Malaysia has increased from only 1.3 million tonnes in 1975, through 4.1 million tonnes in 1985 and 7.8 million tonnes in 1995 to 18.2 million tonnes in 2010/11. 

Malaysia supplies 27.1% of world total palm oil and together with Indonesia, supply over one half of total trade in vegetable oils.

To those who wish to know more of the benefits from this oil and its products, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) provides real time information via their website here


  1. hi katrina, the oil palm nursery is so huge.
    yet i heard Felda needs a lot more, wonder if it's true. i remembered one season where my neighbors brought oil palm dried products and use as garden fertilizer. have a nice day

  2. Hi CV,
    The compost fm mill waste, I used them for our vege garden and the fruit trees... yap very very good for plants

    Felda-Sahabat is also very huge,about 90 mins drive from Lahad Datu. They hv a beach resort there. Those days pirates terrorized this place, planters needed to move in groups as security was too tense. I was told a bomb-trap laid across the jungle path, blasted one vehicle n a young manager fm Malacca died on the spot.

    Being you I suppose you wont last a week living in a plantation! hehe