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  Palm oil truck
by sim1

Goood morning! It is still very early morning, as we got up at 6 o'clock today. Phew, I am still feeling very sleepy. Today is going to be a travel day, so we had to pack up our suitcases again and get ready for a day on the road. Our end destination for the day Sukau, on the east coast of Sabah.

Halfway the trip we seemed to have entered plantation country. You can't imagine the vastness of this area! It is plantation after plantation, the area seems to be endless! No wonder that Malaysia is the biggest producer of palm oil in the world, producing about 50% of the world's supply of palm oil.

But not only on the side of the roads you will notice you are in plantation country, also when you look right in front of you, on the road itself. The road will regularly blocked by these big palm oil trucks. And as they are so heavy, they don't go so smooth uphill as you sometimes would like, slowing you down immensely. The only thing you can do is be patient, close your eyes, try not to scream and deafen your fellow passengers, and just hope your driver will overtake them with care :-))

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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