Palm oil is very much a part of our daily lifestyle. It can be found in everything from toothpastes, soaps, and detergents to more than half of the packaged foods found on supermarket shelves, as the versatile oil can be used for both food and non-food products. As an industry, palm oil contributed RM38.5bil to the country’s Gross Domestic Product last year, with oil palm plantations occupying over 5 million hectares of land in Malaysia.
To mark the centennial celebration of the industry in Malaysia, here are some special images that each tell a story about the different facets of the industry. – Compiled by Wong Li Za
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