The lack of understanding and wrong perception of how a good a swiftlet farm should be had influenced farmers resorted to myth that created nuisance to others.
One of the good examples is sound, some farms are playing their volume too low while others too high. In areas that have many farms sound war is very common. This irritated their neighbors therefore making them complaining to the local council. So in this case who is the one should be blamed?
Besides that some are very inconsiderate in a sense that when they renovate their farms they can't be bordered about the eye sore that they created. Bricks are not plastered and painted, all Pvc pipes are exposed, etc. Can't they be considerate? Perhaps they want to show off or telling the whole town that they are doing Swiftlet farming.
(The whole roles of shops are Swiftlet farms. The ventilation pipes are covered with aluminum windows to camouflage. The aluminum windows are not cheap. The owners willing to spend to create a good looking exterior. How many would do that?)
Well in such cases If the council takes action I will be on the side of the council. Why must we create or make farms that attract attention? Wouldn't it be good if no one knows that there are farms at that area? When there are no complain the then council won't disturb you.
We attract the attention of birds not the council or our neighbors, don't mistaken it. If you can't even differentiate it then harvesting many kgs is going to be a continued dream that never came thru.