We drove to Kuala Sepetang which took approx 30minutes from Flemington hotel. I used Jalan Kota and headed straight following Simpang sign. There is one Kuala Sepetang sign further down that assured me that is the right path. It's easy - just drive straight from Jalan Kota till you reach Kuala Sepetang. I called Mr Chuah before the trip to make an appointment to visit his charcoal factory. It's so kind of him to take just the three of us !
The igloo-like Kiln is handmade, with brick and mud only, by a young man. There is no prior drawing plans before he build it . Each kiln costs about RM16 thousand that lasts for 15years. The first baking, with 220 deg C, last for 8 to 10 days. This process is for removing moisture from the wood. The steam from the wood moisture bellowed out from both side of the kiln's venting holes. It felt wet when we put our hand near the vent. The wood smell is pungent. From the smell of the heat, the supervisor is able to know when to move on to the next process.