Oil Palm Plantation


Sabah Softwoods Berhad first Oil Palm Plantation estate was developed in 1981 to 1988 planting with an area of only about 500 hectares. In 1995, 15,000 hectares was initiated with various year of planting until year 2001. To date, Sabah Softwoods Berhad Oil Palm Plantation has been cultivated over 25,000 hectares from its land bank of 60,618 hectares and expected to increase to 30,000 hectares over the next 1 year. With this acceleration process in the oil palm sector, Sabah Softwoods Berhad Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) annual output is expected to exceed 600,000 MT by year 2013 which surpasses the raw material requirement to feed two CPO Mills with a capacity of 60 MT per hour each.

The location of Mill and Estates are located within the District of Tawau:

No. Operating Units Category Office In-Charge Distance From Tawau Town (KM) Latitute Longtitude
1. Cenderamata Estate Oil Palm Estate Bridger K. Thomas 53 4° 30’ 43.1" 117° 43’ 14.5"
2. Dumpas Estate Oil Palm Estate Mohd. R. Rahmat 53 4° 30’ 43.1" 117° 43’ 14.5"
3. Sungai Indit Estate Oil Palm Estate Margat Sahron 70 4° 39’ 38.3" 117° 41’ 52.2"
4. Kapilit Estate Oil Palm Estate Jakson Matanggal 79 4° 31’ 37.4" 117° 30’ 33.6"
5. Bukit Batu Estate Oil Palm Estate Jali Hj. Adul 82 4° 31’ 55.8" 117° 29’ 31.5"
6. Mawang Estate Oil Palm Estate Rashid Hussein 83 4° 33’ 23.2" 117° 28’ 58.9"
7. Kumansi Estate Oil Palm Estate Masiara Hj. Marsuki 91 4° 28’ 42.4" 117° 26’ 58.6"
8. Bukit Tukok Estate Oil Palm Estate Donald Lutam 87 4° 27’ 37.9" 117° 29’ 40.3"
9. Kapilit Palm Oil Mill Palm Oil Mill Hj. Mohd. Don Bolong 80 4° 30’ 14.1" 117° 31’ 26.9"

In the immediate vicinity of the mill and all the estates are other oil palm plantations namely, Benta Wawasan ,Teck guan, Usahawan Borneo , and villages namely, Kg. Merotai, and Kg. Kalabakan. There are two Virgin Jungle Reserves (VJRs) located under the care of Forestry Department borded with Mawang and Bukit Tukok Estates.

As of December 2015, Oil Palm Plantation includes eight (8) Estates with total of planted Mature area 24,078.65ha(8,225.14ha Kalum Region and 15,853.51ha Kalabakan Region) and FFB production of 446,666.71 tones (140,652.68ha Kalum Region and 306,014.03ha Kalabakan Region).

No. Oil Palm Estates Total Area (Ha) Planted Area (Ha) Percentage of Planted Area (%) Campsite Survey Area (Ha) FFB Production (Tonnes)
A. Kalum Region
1. Cenderamata Estate 4,641.73 3,534.30 87.21 22.26 63,306.11
2. Dumpas Estate 4,451.48 3,566.91 88.67 27.77 61,957.43
3. Sungai Indit Estate 5,004.93 2,220.99 90.57 60.40 15,389.14
B. Kalabakan Region
4. Kapilit Estate 3,446.43 2,554.27 83.50 29.00 51,656.52
5. Bukit Batu Estate 3,894.02 3,337.59 88.43 31.76 62,736.33
6. Mawang Estate 3,949.06 3,466.39 89.00 25.30 65,109.84
7. Kumansi Estate 3,961.46 3,201.38 84.19 24.20 66,572.98
8. Bukit Tukok Estate 3,932.40 3,293.88 89.35 28.57 59,938.36
9. Kapilit Palm Oil Mill
Total 33,281.51 25,175.70 72.35 259.55 446,666.71



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