Rubber Trees

This picture shows a rubber plantation with some younger trees. There is a home built in the center of it so workers don’t have to travel too far. The man in the picture is carrying a homemade gun. At that time he was hunting wild pigs and monkeys.

A common sight in the Jambi Province is rubber plantations. It’s also common to see people have their own private plot of rubber trees close to their homes. For outsiders, the sight of a tree that’s been tapped, and latex that’s in the process of being collected is very interesting. Locals are amused at the outsider’s curiosity with something that is so common to them.

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