InterludeMalaysian Innovators

Malaysia’s oldest rubber tree is now 146 years old

Previously, we highlighted a rubber tree in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia. It was the surviving tree among 22 rubber seedlings brought from England.

This rubber tree is 146 years old (Picture sourced from BERNAMA)

In 1877, a total of 22 rubber seedlings were brought into the country from Kew Gardens, England. Of the 22 seedlings, nine were sown in Kuala Kangsar. This is the only surviving tree.