Mr Chan Koon Wing is the last staying licensed commercial grower of Agarwood in Hong Kong SAR, a 3rd generation Aloeswood farmer known locally as “The Hong Kong King of Aromatic wood referred to as Agarwood/ Aloeswood”.
Asia Plantation Capital (APC) is pleased to reveal a joint endeavor with Mr Chan to aid safeguard his existing trees, plant more trees and expand his plantation plus build a little visitor centre and develop longer term industrial chances.
Asia Plantation Capital is the biggest office grower of agarwood trees in Southeast Asia; producers of organic and sustainable oud oils for the international scent market, medical and incense markets. Robert Timmermans, Special Projects Consultant at Asia Plantation Capital clarified that Hong Kong means “Fragrant Harbour” meant English. He continued “We initially found out about Mr Chan on the CNN news report “Saving the ‘Hong’ of Hong Kong”. We had been long knowledgeable about Hong Kong’s when essential condition as one of the world’s most revered producers and suppliers of agarwood, and how it had been gathered to virtual termination for its valued incense from this valuable native tree. Once aware of Mr Chan, we made it our mission to aid him accomplish his goals, likewise as Mr Chan discovered of our extensive scientific research and advanced strategies, he suggested we participate in a joint venture and end up being partners to assist him handle and develop his plantations and company.”.
Asia Plantation Capital is offering added management, financing, labour and security to help Mr Chan preserve and manage his plantations and to protect the trees from theft, which at anywhere from US$ 500 to US$ 1,000 for an individual tree is a big issue! Asia Plantation Capital will certainly also be producing a tree-nursery and small visitor centre to describe plantations and display agarwood and its end uses.
In 2012, CNN priced quote 55 years of age Mr Chan “My grandfather was the one in the household who began planting these incense trees back in the day, when I was a young child I followed him up in the hillsides to assist. Now I see a great deal of incense trees in Hong Kong have actually been logged, so I desire to protect them.” Pairing a 5th generation perfumer with a 3rd generation agarwood/ Aloeswood grower Asia Plantation Capital felt was a natural choice, and perhaps another World First in helping display the centuries of tradition included.
Asia Plantation Capital sees this joint endeavor as part of their long term dedication to ensure the artisan customs of growing agarwood & incense trees does not go out and actually continues to grow along with office plantations. In 2009, Asia Plantation Capital reintroduced agarwood to Sri Lanka where it had actually been totally erased by high demand from the Middle East and Chinese markets. Now 4 years later, the trees are growing and other plantation operators in Sri Lanka are following the Asia Plantation Capital lead, even working locally with Asia Plantation Capital experts as a source of understanding and suggestions to establish their own plantations.
Up until the early 20th Century, Hong Kong was understood throughout the world as “The Fragrant Harbour”. It is the passion of Asia Plantation Capital and Mr Chan, along with his two kids, and with the assistance of.
Fragrance Du Bois, to recover his household name and Fragrant Harbour image back to Hong Kong, protecting its heritage for future generations. Re-establishing its rightful place in exactly what is now a worldwide industry with a projected annual value someplace in between US$ 6 and US$ 12 billion.