The cultivation of coconut trees from April 1881 was suggested by the Council as a method of improving the livelihood amongst the people of Perak.
The coconut palm yields up to 75 fruits per year. Nearly all parts of the palm are useful, and it has significant economic value. Malaysia is currently one of the top ten producers of coconut-related products in the world.
1. Council Minutes – 28th February 1880. In Harrison CW, ed. Papers on Malay Subjects. History (Part III). Council Minutes Perak. 1877-1879. Kuala Lumpur: FMS Government Press; 1908. p8.