Sunday, June 15, 2008

Terengganu - Kerteh: Hubby's Rubber Holding

About two years ago, we were presented with an opportunity to buy a small rubber plantation.. We grabbed it and therefore we have 6 acres of 'em.

Rubber tree up closed. To get rubber, the tree bark is sliced thinly and the rubber milk will run down the cut to a rubber milk collecting cup. Nowadays with the petroleum price rising steeply, the commodities prices such as rubber are also effected. About two years ago, rubber milk costs about RM2.60 per kg. Last week it was RM5.20 and expected to rise again. Rubber is of course one of Malaysia's traditional export whether in the primary form or processed forms such as latex rubber gloves, condoms etc.

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