The First Rubber Tree

The first rubber tree was planted in 1877 near the Kuala Kangsar District Office. It was the only tree that survived, out of the nine that was planted. The rubber seeds were brought over to Singapore, then to Kuala Kangsar, from the Kew Garden in London by H.N. Ridley. He was responsible for turning Kuala Kangsar into first rubber industry district and finally, making rubber as an important source of income for Malaysia.