Malaysia is no longer a country merely made of Ali, Ah Kow and Samy who populated the textbooks back in the 60s and 70s. Our country is now truly a racial and cultural melting pot as race and ethnic boundaries blur.
Carl Bek-Nielsen talks about the history and evolution of palm at the Jendarata plantation. By Alvin Ung One of my biggest highlights during my two-day trip to United Plantations was when Dato’ Carl Bek-Nielsen carried my bags and buckled my seatbelt. He fired up the Cessna 180. And off we went up in the sky. … Read moreHow to fly high and stay grounded
United Plantations – Carl Bek-Nielsen During my visit at United Plantations, Carl Bek-Nielsen, the chief executive director, invited me to his home for dinner. Carl’s brother, Martin, joined us. Martin is Executive Director (Finance and Marketing) at UP. Both their wives joined us for dinner. At dinner I got the sense that Carl is the … Read moreBrothers in Arms
As tourists tend to be spooked at the first sign of trouble, there was fear that the Sulu incursion in March would cause visitors to shun Sabah. But four months later, Sabah is seeing record arrivals from all over the world.
By Alvin Ung Oil palm fruits ready for collection. Carefully I entered the killing fields. Skulls and bones crunched underneath my feet. “You’re walking on a graveyard,” Carl Bek-Nielsen, the CEO of United Plantations, told me as I squinted against the noonday sun to get a glimpse of the mass murderers. But the barn owls … Read moreSustainability
By Alvin Ung As I drove off the North-South Highway and entered the Lima Blas estate owned by United Plantations, I couldn’t help thinking: “Here I am, goi