• Japan Enviromental Council
Part of the The State of Environment in Asia book series (STEA)


Formerly Malaysia was characterized by rubber plantations and tin mines, and by lush tropical jungles inhabited by orangutans. In the production of rubber and tin, Malaysia is still in the running for first or second place in the world, but those lush tropical forests have largely disappeared. Now the country is one of the world’s major manufacturers of consumer electronics, and its economy has changed to the point where industrial goods account for most exports.


Foreign Capital Tourism Development Rubber Plantation Industrial Park Malay Peninsula 
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