Locals say that their ancestors introduced nipa palms from the Mekong Delta 200 years in the past. Through the years, as folks seen their skill to guard the coast from erosion, robust waves and winds, extra nipa palms have been planted.
The world of the nipa forest at first was solely about 3.5 hectares. At present the entire space has expanded to 120 hectares.
The federal government has labeled the nipa palms in Kam Tan as a protected forest, which implies they can’t be reduce down or in any other case exploited.