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Ah Ling is an indigenous Mah Meri girl from Carey Island, a small island off Banting town. During her great grandmother's time, there was still forest. Now, oil palm is planted as a mono-culture from one end of the island to the other. Her father, a deaf and mute man, makes traditional mask carvings out of wood for a living. The conversion of forested land to oil palm plantations has made the wood used to make the carvings rare and almost extinct | 2007
Ah Ling is an indigenous Mah Meri girl from Carey Island, a small island off Banting town. During her great grandmother's time, there was still forest. Now, oil palm is planted as a mono-culture from one end of the island to the other. Her father, a deaf and mute man, makes traditional mask carvings out of wood for a living. The conversion of forested land to oil palm plantations has made the wood used to make the carvings rare and almost extinct | 2007
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