Making charcoal in Malaysia

Thursday, February 01, 2018


Following up on the previous rural cooking post, I looked for a video about making jute stick charcoal so we could see the work day part of their lives. I couldn't find a good one, so the above video from Malaysia showing the making of charcoal from mangrove wood will have to act as a stand-in.

It is sub-titled, so you get a good explanation of the process from the charcoal factory's owner. It is also very nicely filmed. It looks like it is a very tiring and dirty job. Tough way to make a living.
 

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