Opportunities in the oil palm industry
MALAYSIA is one of the largest palm oil producers and exporters in the world, producing a strategic crop with versatile uses in both food and non- food industries.
And demand for palm oil will continue to increase over time in tandem with the increase of the world’s population.
This certainly makes investing in the Malaysian oil palm industry both a worthy and rewarding proposition.
Sabah is a location of choice for oil palm plantations due to its favourable agronomic factors and weather conditions. The soil, rainfall and sun are near- perfect for growing the crop.
Crops have been highly profitable over the years, providing strong evidence that higher yields and oil extraction rates are constantly achieveable.
Besides this, the state is a consistent, top- tier fresh fruit bunches producer in Malaysia based on statistics published by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board.
And to top it off, Sabah also has an established and strong plantation culture in terms of management, labour and support services that ensure the success of this industry.
Great investment opportunity
East West One Group ( EWOG), founded by Datuk Dr Jessie Tang, is Malaysia’s leading and largest oil palm plantation based interest scheme operator.
Tang started her career as a medical doctor, but has since swapped her white coat for a power suit, transitioning into a successful entrepreneur in the oil palm industry and building significant value for EWOG and its stakeholders.
Her natural inclination towards the plantation industry stems from her childhood experiences when she spent much time helping her grandfather with various chores in his rubber estate.
Although EWOG started with oil palm cultivation and plantation management, Tang has since included new businesses such as oil palm seedling distribution and set up fresh fruit bunches collection centres under the EWOG banner.
The company has approximately 30,000 acres of land bank in Sabah.
They comprise 11,670 acres under the East West Horizon Planter’s Scheme ( EWHPS) managed by East West Horizon Plantation Bhd and 15,725 acres under the East West One Planter’s Scheme ( EWOPS) managed by East West One Consortium Bhd.
Planter’s blocks under the EWHPS is available for public subscription while planter’s blocks under EWOPS have been fully subscribed.
Prosperity on the horizon
EWHPS offers high fixed contractual returns of up to 88 percent over an investment duration of eight years.
The fixed annual contractual returns are paid quarterly and the invested capital is fully repaid upon maturity.
There are four investment categories, namely Diamond ( capital: RM180,000 per block, average annual return: 11%), Emerald ( capital: RM120,000 per block, average annual return: 10.5%), Ruby ( capital: RM60,000 per block, average annual return: 10%) and Sapphire ( capital: RM20,000 per block, average annual return: 9.5%).
For more information, visit East West One at booth S10 during the Star Property Fair 2016 at Sunway Carnival Mall.
Alternatively, log on to www. eastwestone. com.