Photographer's Note

Hello friends in TE,
In 1876, Sir Henry Wickham collected some 70 000 seeds from Brazil, which he germinated and shipped to the East Indies, where they began today's great rubber plantations. Today Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand are the major producers of natural rubber, producing around 90% of the world's natural rubber.
New plantations have been established in Malaysia to make up for insufficient replanting due to surge in demand of world's natural rubber.

This road runs through young rubber plantation which looks like a vast empty land. The landscape will change dramatically in six to eight years where you'll be driving through mature rubber trees which looks like a very systematic forest.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Additional Photos by Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2492 W: 182 N: 3825] (17529)
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