I was invited to the North by my reader Dr. D to view a plot of land. Dr. D who is a Medical Doctor by profession finds that Swiftlet farming is more interesting than Golfing. He has been talking about this for quite a while and recently took a drastic action to have a Swiftlet farm built on his land.
I left K.L in the early morning to avoid traffic and planning to reach there before noon. As I understood from him it was a Durian farm with some local fruits trees planted around.
He hasn’t had the time to visit his orchard and often leave it to the Kampong people around there to take whatever they want. He was not so much into the money from the fruits especially the Durian. He had bought this orchard many years ago for the craving of Durian and after many years of having Durian he got bore with it and now wanted to build a Swiftlet farm.
Ever since then he seldom visit his orchard. He told me got interested in Swiftlet farming from one evening while having Bak Kut Teh with his friends. At the opposite of this restaurant there was a Swiftlet farm.
While having Bak Kut Teh, they were complaining about the chirping sound from the opposite building and asked the waiter what sound is that. The waiter replied “Burung”. One of his friends replied I heard about this but never really pay much attention. As the sky was getting darker there were thousands of birds swamping into the roof of the building this excited them, claimed Dr.D.
This piece of Land located in a beautiful serenity surrounded with all the Macros needed for a Swiftlet farm. Anyone who is into swiftlet farming would have wanted this type of land. If fact I did jokingly ask him is he willing to sell an acre or two to me?
Not far from this vicinity about 5 km or less there were 4 very successful Swiftlet farms. In fact I knew one of the farm’s owners there. His monthly harvest is more than 15kgs.
Dr.S had bought this land not for the intention of Swiftlet farming but for Durian and he is very lucky.
I reached the main road toward the rubber plantation and Dr.D is already waiting at the side of the road. The land is just 500 meter from the main road. There is tar road leading all the way to his land all I could said is “beautiful”.
The Surrounding here is of Rubber and Palm oil plantations. I love rubber plantation because they produce plenty of termite (flying ants when its rain) and Swiftlet love them.
While there I load the positioning onto my GPS so that I could track this land and its surrounding area and terrain. Perhaps I might buy a land around here to build a standalone whose know?
I advise Dr.D where the best place to erect the building. He needs to clear all those trees and what he needs to do. Dr.D is very new in Swiftlet farming and there are lots of things he needs to Know.
He wanted me to come out with a plan that consists of farm design, sound system, etc. He told me “James I know very little about Swiftlet farming I hope you could help me out and do whatever necessary. I leave the entire land to you”
I replied, thanks Dr.D but we have to work together because I want to make sure you learn what Swiftlet farming is about is.
Replied Dr.D, I have spoken to many people but most won’t willing to teach. It is very kind of you James. I jokingly replied, Well I’m willing to teach all the things I knew but could you absorb all of them?
After spending few hours there with hundred of mosquito swamping around you, one could imagine the mosquito bites. Look at the bright side “isn’t this indication of plenty of insect?” I am the food for the insect.
Good Swiftlet farming ALL