Tapping Rubber, Malaya 6 cents stamp

Tan Chay Yan, became the first Malaysian to plant rubber on a commercial basis when he was introduced of this tree by Henry Nicholas Ridley.

This stamp was used before Malaysia attained the independence status in 1957.

Malaysia was the largest producer of natural rubber in the past. Today, Thailand takes the number 1 position and Indonesia takes the number 2 position as the largest producers of natural rubber in the world.

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