The Charcoal Factory

All About Charcoal

Charcoal Factory


Charcoal Benefits

Welcome to Charcoal Factory, Matang / Kuala Sepetang, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia.

Since 1902, the area of 40,711 hectares of forest area which is divided into three regions, namely Kuala Sepetang, Kuala Trong and Sungai Kerang were managed according to "30 Year Work Plan" prepared by the Perak State Forestry Department. After an area is harvested, new mangrove trees are planted and this area will not touched then for 30 years.

Matang has become a major producer of charcoal, firewood and wood piles for local and overseas markets. Mangrove tree species most abundant available here are Rhizophora apiculata and Rhizophora mucronata. The species Rhizophora apiculata is used to make charcoal.

Charcoal manufacturing industry in Kuala Sepetang is the flesh and blood of the local residents since the 1930s. This tradition is not surprising since this coastal fishing village is surrounded by the mangrove forests.

After nearly eight decades, Kuala Sepetang charcoal is considered one of the best in Asia. In fact, it was still in high demand in the international market.

One charcoal factory that you must visit belongs to Mr. Chuah Chow Aun. He is the 2nd generation in the family who owned the factory since 1930s. He is a gifted story teller who is fluent in multi-lingua such as English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and various Chinese dialects. It is hard not to listen to his intense explanations of the charcoal making process.

Charcoal Factory

Mr. Chuah can be contacted at +6012 5739563 for an appointment for a guided tour of the factory.

Copyright © All Rights Reserved

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy