The RGA History of the Plantation Industry in the Malay Peninsula

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Oxford University Press, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 647 pages
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This is a straightforward history of the modern plantation industry in Peninsular Malaysia, from its origins on the new British settlement of Penang in the 1780s till the days of the Mahathir era 200 years later. It touches on the history of spices, pepper, sugar, tapioca and particularly, rubber and oil palm. This volume is complemented with interesting illustrations and informative maps and statistics.

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Processing tapioca in the late nineteenth century
Harvesting pepper in the late nineteenth century

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