The charcoal factory at Kuala Sepetang is indeed a remarkable hidden gem, at least to me. I'm both surprised and ashamed as a Malaysian for not being aware of this intriguing national heritage that produces charcoal the old fashion way. It is also a picturesque haven for photography enthusiasts.
While Kuala Sepetang is predominantly a Chinese fishing village, its economy is driven by related industries such as fish farms, shrimp breeding farms, boat building and also the famous charcoal kilns.
It was a couple of days before the big Raya holidays and I hit the road toward Pangkor for a stay at the Swiss-Garden Golf Resort & Spa Damai Laut. This resort is quite a distance away from the more well-known touristy Lumut town.
Built on a quiet peninsular on the Northern Straits of Malacca, the Swiss-Garden hotel is ensconced in a little corner with its own private beach.
A relative has just returned from overseas for the summer holidays. Wanting to have a home family photography session, she had asked me to photograph her family; brothers, sisters, parents and their extended families.
The last time this was done had been many years ago, so it was about time this happens.