An outside view of a charcoal kiln. Mangrove wood which has been cut to size are placed outside the kiln. The bark is stripped and the wood is dried outside for a week, before being brought into the kiln for the production of charcoal. It takes about a month in the kiln before the wood is charcoal.
The kiln is about 100 metres in length. A worker is seen collecting the bark, which is used as firewood.
The mangrove wood, cut to size and stripped of bark, after being airdried outside, is brought into the kiln to be turned into charcoal. A process which takes 1 month. When the kiln drying process begins, all doors and windows will be closed.
Outside of the charcoal kiln. A worker is collecting bark from the mangrove wood. The bark is used as firewood. Freshly collected mangrove wood is cut to size and placed outside the kiln to be air dried for about a week, before being brought inside.
Stoking fire. This is the hottest part of the kiln where the green mangrove wood is placed in the initial stages of charcoal production. Odd pieces of mangrove wood as well as the bark is used as firewood.
A general view of the inside of the charcoal kiln. It is about 100 metres in length. The brick dome structure is where the heat is produce by burning firewood. Wood from the mangrove trees are arranged inside this kiln to be dried for a month, turning them to charcoal.
Couldn’t sleep. Saw Alif’s bike. Oh why not photograph it. Why not indeed….
Alif still posed for the camera despite being very sleepy. Thanks son.