Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Glowing Ember In Charcoal Factory, Kuala Sepetang

One popular local chinese series called Glowing Ember was shown in NTV7 lately. Most of the series were filmed in Kuala Sepetang... my girl and I were "hooked" on that mandarin series, partly because the storyline was nice and also partly it was filmed in Kuala Sepetang, Taiping.

The show was about a charcoal tycoon, a man with two wives, one wife paralysed and she encouraged her husband to marry another younger lady. Then the saga began.... how 2nd wife gained power, the boss at her mercy.... etc etc....

Then last week when we visited Kuala Sepetang, we made a stop at the charcoal factory.... and learn how charcoal is processed.... (remember studying about charcoal during my school days.. i think i have returned all the knowledge to my teachers, whoever they are... )


the factory...

the houses leading to the factory...

the shed..

around the factory area..

the mangrove trees being processed to charcoals..

this is the kiln where the charcoal is manufactured..

24 comments:

  1. Good place to take my kids for a visit. I love Kuala Sepetang.....have some fond memories there....LOL!

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  2. pete, what fond memories.. can tell?

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  3. Wow! What a cool, informative post! I love learning new things like this. I didn't know how charcoal was made or what it is made from, never even thought of it! So it's made from mangrove trees!! Are you talking about the charcoal bricks like you put on the grill? There's also black charcoal tablets you can take for gas. I think you are given charcoal in the hospital to absorb and poison you ingested, as well. I know they give it to dogs who ahve drunk anti-freeze.

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  4. What show is that? Is it Age of Glory 2?

    I use charcoal shampoo! Haha

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  5. It is really a nice place to visit and explore how charcoal is process huh!

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  6. ehhh wat is the name of the show har? maybe i can catch online leh they got this catch up duno wat one

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  7. ginny: over here they are mangrove trees.. but not sure for other parts of the world..


    foongpc: Glowing Embers.. hahaha.. i just found that out.. gonna put it up soon..



    amy: better not stay too long.. the smoke .. not advisable.. hahaa.. my car also smells of smoke.. :)



    manglish: Glowing Embers!

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  8. I love to visit factory like this, sure can 'open eyes'! Nice photos you have here..

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  9. Yeah, i visited the place to. I'm from Taiping, so took me about 20 mins ride. Did u taste the famous curry mee @ K.Sepetang?

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  11. mommymoon: yeah.. just went to look see look see.. hahaha...


    angeline: yes, i tried.. i posted it up too.. u can scroll down and see the local stalls...

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  12. Clair: We never see how charcoal is made so your photos are really neat of the process. I worked for a company that used a kiln to make ceramic parts from clay.

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  13. Eh, at least you n your girl went and visited the shots where they filmed the show "Glowing Embers".

    How u wished the actors and actresses were there, then you get their autograph, mah.

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  14. jessie.. that show was over months ago.. maybe they filmed it last year..

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  15. fishingguy: sometimes going to places like this is educational to the kids and adults as well :)

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  16. Interesting place. I don't watch Chinese series (In fact, I don't watch anything at all. Can't concentrate for so long - like little kinds! LOL!!!)but my missus does. Maybe she knows what you're talking about...

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  17. This is probably the first time I came to know about a film being shot in a charcoal factory. It might be due to the requirement of this type of sequences in the film. But one thing I must say that it is not fair to cut down the valuable mangrove forest for charcoal. Thanks for the information. Bye.

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  18. stp: me tooo...actually i din't start watching it, my girl did.. and later part of the show, i was hooked.. :)



    afriqiyah: hi..thanks for coming by.. yes, it is a local show..

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  19. Hello Reanaclaire, I got your comments in my blog and I really appreciate it. Sure we can exchange our views in blog and we can xlink too if you like.

    By the way, you also have a cool blog here. It is very informative. :)

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  20. heart, thanks for coming by.. yes, will link up.. :)

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  21. Oh..this is an interesting place. Now i know a place call Kuala Sepetang. Nearby there or in Kuala Sepetang itself got a holiday place? I remember i saw my friend's pictures, staying on the "floating house" in the sea and i remember she said she visit charcoal factory.

    Would love to visit this place if got chance.

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  22. wow...got charcoal shampoo for sale ar? hehehe...is it true got such thing?

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  23. tQ for sharing the charcoal mfg sorry not aware of the NTV7 show shall check it out. Btw thankz for the one vote, means a ton to Bananaz. cheers

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  24. I know this place after watching a local drama series recently.

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