A scene that would make Bollywood dancers jumped with grace and delight prompted by tantalizing music. Shahruk Khan recently made a 'Dato' would be wise to capture the scene as it would also replicate the date palms of the Arabian peninsular. I ploughed into such abyss many years ago somewhere near Temerloh Pahang looking for wild fowls which reported aplenty. My .22 carbine rattled out its content but alas no chicken for the frying pan. Don't know whether this area keeps the same secret.
The terrain has been levelled making way for beginning works of housing for staff of LGM at this estate. They would eventually enjoy the pristine calmness and greenery surrounding their homes.
Discovering on the first day, tons of oil palm fruits just harvested being lowered into a chute for processing. Fruits of 'Elaeis guineensis' indigenous to West Africa were first brought to South East Asia and planted at Bogor Indonesia in 1848. Malaysia saw its association through a Frenchman Henri Fauconnier in 1911 when seedlings were planted at Rantau Panjang Estate in Selangor.
Bunches of the oil palm fruits waiting to be collected. Oil palm is a widely produced edible oil next to soya bean oil. Malaysia produced more than 50% of the world's supply. Thanks to the oil palm plantation, our countryside continues to have forested attributes. Not forgetting the rubber estates as well.
The contractor awarded the project has started building the site office and moved machinery to the project site. It will of course meant regular site visits and the often familiar battling for supervision, speed and quality,
A casual reference to the website gives " The Oil Palm Industry in Malaysia From Seeds to Frying Pan" by Teoh Cheng Hai re http://assets.panda.org/. An introductory reading into the industry if we care to start closing some of the vacuum spaces.
Lembaga Getah Malaysia ( Malaysian Rubber Board) has become the custodian of the rubber industry in Malaysia. Established 1/1/1998 it has three main agencies - RRIM,MRRDB,MRELB having a track record of over 78 years in the industry. LGM sits on Jalan Ampang, opposite the Petronas Twin Tower, establishing its earlier player in the industry even before Merdeka.
You are spot right to wonder what the heck is LGM doing with oil palm. LGM has properties and LGMPC i.e its properties corporations handles that aspect of things. What ever it is, I am thankful that the new exposure will be a gainful asset as surely we will gain more knowledge and experience just being in a new spot.