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Composition helps the student to express his views on what is happening in the world around him, besides expressing personal thoughts, feelings and experiences.

The  Coconut  Palm

The Coconut Palm

We find many coconut estates in Malaysia. Coconut palms grow well here especially along the sandy coasts. They are also seen growing in rows and rows in coconut estates. The commercial value of the coconut palm is still good though, of late, it faces competition from other crops such as the oil palm.

When young, coconuts are green. These young coconuts produce a delicious and refreshing drink, very popular on a warm day. As the coconuts ripen and turn yellow or brown, the estate owner hires workers to pluck the fruits. The kernel or flesh of the coconut is useful, for milk can be extracted for use in curry, desserts and cakes. It gives a good taste. Malaysian housewives are particularly dependent on coconut milk which they use daily in their cooking.

Besides this, the coconut palm has many other uses which boost the coconut industry. For example, the leaves, the husk, the stem and the trunk can be turned into various articles for home use. In addition, the valuable copra from which coconut oil is extracted, is also exported. This brings in foreign exchange.

Sometimes, a special monkey, called the 'Berok' monkey, is trained by its owner to pluck coconuts in an estate. This creature is skilful and intelligent, for it is able to select and pluck special nuts which are required by its owner and not just any nut it fancies. It is interesting to watch a 'Berok' monkey at work.

Malaysia earns a good income from the coconut industry. Hence coconut palms are important to our economy.

     
kernel   the edible part of a nut that is inside the shell
     
husk   The shell or outer covering of some fruits or seeds
     
copra   The dried white flesh of the coconut from which coconut oil is extracted
     
 
 
 

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