Saturday, April 25, 2009
The swiftlet farming industry is a relatively new industry in Malaysia as compared to other fundamental and long-standing industries such as rubber, palm oil, oil and gas, timber, financial services and SMI manufacturing, having only achieved critical mass some 5 years ago.
The edible birds' nests industry in Malaysia, on the other hand, has a much longer and illustrious history having been in consistent operation for the last 100 odd years, and is made up primarily of cottage style operations and mainly run by SMI and SME businessmen. Prior to 5 years ago, these SMI and SME businessmen mainly source birds nests from indigenious suppliers who collect the nests from caves, which are the natural habitat of edible nests swiftlets. As the swiftlet farming industry continues to expand and grow, more and more supplies of edible birds' nests sourced from purpose-built farms that are constructed specially to house edible nests swiftlets find their way into the supply chain.
The swiftlet farming industry has the potential to grow into a multi-million ringgit industry due to the industry’s relatively profitable risk-return profile as well as a continuously growing demand for edible birds nests by wealthy overseas countries. There is also a discernable world-wide trend pursued by international as well as home grown pharmaceutical and herbal products companies in using edible birds’ nests as base materials for producing natural and organic health supplement products for local and overseas consumption.
Definition of Swiftlet Farming
Currnetly, the business of swiftlet farming essentially involves the conversion of people-centric buildings into buildings used to house and protect a certain species of swiftlets (i.e. the white edible birds’ nests swiftlets or the Aerodramus Fuciphagus species of swiftlets) that can only be found in the South East Asian region as well as the design and construction of purpose-build buildings for the purposes of accommodating such swiftlet populations as well.
A continuous vocalization of swiftlet chirps and mating sounds are played throughout each and every day using speakers and audio systems installed within such buildings in order to lure the swiftlets that are flying overhead to fly into the said buildings to mate and make the buildings their new home.
Almost 99% of all swiftlet farms in Malaysia are geared towards the production of white edible birds’ nests.
The History of Swiftlet Farming in Malaysia
The swiftlet farming industry in Malaysia only started to gather momentum after the Asian Economic Crisis of 1997-1998. During that period, many businesses, especially small to medium sized businesses, experienced hard times and a great number of them closed down throughout the country.
The premises that these businesses were located in were left empty due to the fact that no other businesses had sprung up to take their place as a result of the depressed economic environment at that time. Rather than leave their properties idle, quite a number of the landlords for these properties then had decided to convert their untenanted properties into swiftlet farms. At that time, there was only one research and development company specializing in the establishment of swiftlet farms in Malaysia and had almost single-handedly aided and helped grow the industry into becoming what it is today.
Due to the industry's expansion, many swiftlet farming companies have now been establish to serve the many and every growing number of swiftlets farms throughout the country. The web-links of the above companies are included in the bottom part of this Summary Report for easy reference.
The Number of Swiftlet Farms in Malaysia
The swiftlet farming industry in Malaysia has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last 8 years. Before 1998, there was an estimate of 900 plus swiftlet farms throughout the country.
However, after the first generation of swiftlet farms that were established after 1998 started to produce commercially harvestable quantities of edible birds’ nests, more and more SMI and SME businessmen, landlords and investors began to realize the financial viability of the swiftlet farming industry in Malaysia. By the end of 2008, swiftlet farms throughout the country number close to 48,000 units, with an average annualized growth rate of 35% per year (for the last 5 years).
The Major Swiftlet Farming Areas in Malaysia
Over the last 20 years, the swiftlet farming industry in the country basically grew through mostly private funding and operational initiatives and without any help whatsover from the public sector.
The major swiftlet farming areas are located mostly in secondary and tertiary townships where food source is in abundance and pollution levels are at their relative minimum. These secondary and tertiary townships include Kampong Tebing, Kampong Tasoh, Kampong Banat Bawah, Jampong Bakan, Kuala Nerang, Pokok Sena, Kampong Tanjung Radin, Kuala Ketil, Lunas, Kulim, Sungai Petani, Jitra, Bukit Mertajam, Nibong Tebal, Kepala Batas, Cangkat Kledang, Legong, Jelai, Cangkat Jering, Bruas, Pantai Remis, Lumut, Teluk Intan, Setiawan, Bagan Serai, Parit Buntar, Selama, Tanjung Malim, Kuala Kubu Bahru, Rawang, Kepong, Cheras, Slim River, Kulai, Kanpong Bahru Paroi, Alor Gajah, Ayer Pasir, Durian Tunggal, Tangkok, Pagoh, Bukit Pasir, Kampong Machap, Ulu Tiram, Tai Hong Village, Senai, Pontian Kecil, Jemaluang, Kampong Seri Pantai, Mersing, Kampong Sawah Datuk, Kampong Air Papan, Kuala Besut, Tok Soboh, Kampong Pinang, Rompin, Pekan, Kuala Terengganu and Pasir Mas.
Here are one of the Swiftlet house in one of the most desire place in our own country. Located at one of the most supreme agriculture land in Malaysia.We had build more than 3 swiftlet bungalow type at this area and within weeks..........Fruitfull results. Anyone who want to strike jackpot in this swiftlet farming must contact us. We are launching this side soon and 5 early birds get a free air ticket to view the side. For security reason, we will not disclose the location in here. Our mentor from Jakarta and Surabaya also confirm this is one of the best location in swiftlet farming. Can say almost one whole day swiftlet are seen almost thousand, looking for food. No need Duress or distress calling system or any special equipment to test. It is there..for you to catch. One of the bird house here which started in 2008 may, now have 276 bird nest inside.
Forget what you have read, heard, listen, seen or taught. Simply this area are making us thrill with desire day after day. We are selling the land of 1.1 ekar together with a 3 storey bungalow swiftlet house and a small chalet with 2 room, 1 living hall, 1 kitchen and 1 bathroom fetching a price tag of RM 188,000.00 nett. We are going to built only 12 units in order not to over populate this area. Left only 9 to be grab based on first come first serve basis.
Fully concrete and our so called " Security guard " are staying there to watch over intruder, current break down and so on. First two years "free of charge", following years we will charge RM 100 per swiftlet house.
· 1.1 ekar land
· 1 attached chalet
· 3 storey swiftlet bungalow ( concrete ) with equipment
· S&P all included
· Transfer Fee ( Free)
100 % Guarantee success or we will buy back after 3 years with the selling price + top out with RM 38,000 back to you. All this will be done in lawyer office
What is the success rate ? I don't think you want to know after you visit the side. We promise you this is the only location you have to invest. Only for 9 more owner. To visit the side must have to only serious buyer and to sign a viewing form of not to build or buy any land within 30 kilometer radius for 10 years. We had to be firm on this as we bought over 43 ekar of land just to plant Palm tree, sugarcane and fish pond around that area.
You might be thinking why dont we just build all for ourself right? The answer is simple, more bird house means we have more swiftlets and bird nest to harvest for ourselves. Same time the price for the land value will increase by 23% by then.
Call us or text your name to the no below for viewing :
014-9030 538 Mr Lee
012-4374 718 Ms Lynn
A)THE LOCATION AND RESULT
The Swiftlet bungalow that we are going to build is located at Sarawak, which is 86 km from Sarikei town and 160km from nearest airport. If you coming from West Malaysia we would advise you to get to Sibu airport instead of Kuching. Transport and accomodation will be arranged by us if you are planning to see the site. If you have confirmed to buy the property, we will rebate the air ticket and accommodation fee for you. Before you go to visit the property we will want you to sign a viewing form whether you buy or no buy the property after you have view the site, you are not allow to build any swiftlet farm or land within the 30km radius from the site for 10 years. We strongly want the place not to be over populated.
THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 3 BIRD HOUSES IN THAT AREA WHICH ARE NATURAL
WHERE ONE OF THEM PRODUCE 30 KILOGRAMS OR MORE. SIZE OF THE PLACE ARE ONLY WOODEN SHOPLOTS.
The said place are so good to invest as we ourselves had involve in building 3 swiftlet houses ourselves. For more than a decade we had been looking for a perfect place to build for our own and we finally found it. This area have everything a swiftlet needs, food , water and no hazard. We had found similar place that have lots of swiftlet ie. Kelantan, Trengganu,Setiawan but what is the land price? How many bird house? Most of this town have thousand swiftlet houses. So ask yourself do you still want to build there. For me i prefer to have place like this in Sarawak as not populated. Our latest swiftlet which are going to be ready next week Tuesday already had 16 birds staying inside. This is due to a major crackdown in Mukah, Sibu, Sarikei and Daro shoplots which bring the migration of swiftlets. Goverment only allow farm located far from residential area (as noise polution is the factor). The purpose said land must be agriculture. The land that we are building are agriculture purposes as well we are only using 1/6 size of the land (1.1 ekar). The land code allow one single building to be build in one said land title which must not exceed 1/3 of the land size. We have to sell the land 1.1 ekar due to land code order that in order to transfer to individual owner must at least that size.
We are planning to build only 12 units, 3 units sold (USA buyers) and another 2 coming to pay by Saturday. Work will start middle of May 2009 and we strongly believe we will finish the whole project by early of July 2009. Lisencing issue will be handle by us on applying the purpose of the said property as swiftlet farming. We fulfill all the requirement and we had check that there will be no development in the near future but farming. Maybe after visiting the site you will merely understand why i said that.
B)THE BUNGALOW SIZE AND EQUIPMENT
The bungalow size will be 24 x 60 feet long x 3 storey high ( 9 feet ). Material for the building are concrete and pilling work are also been done.
The equipment we provide are as follow:
· 3 ton of meranti woods
· all corner board special design (pic attached) ONLY AVAILABLE BY OUR COMPANY
· 3 amplifiers (1 year warranty)
· 18 external tweeters ( change every 6 month for two years)
· 160 internal tweeters with condenser (Guarantee 1 year)
· 2 ponds
· 60 artificial Nests
· 3 Humidifiers
· Waletking aroma (1 year)
· Hormone (1 year )
· camera or cctv instalation
· 2 years free maintenance and security, third year RM 100 charge
(we do not include utilities deposit ie. electric (sesco) and telekom streamyx)
Please note that humidifier will be change to mist sprinkle in the event the water level are low. There will be a well build on your farm for water purposes.
Security is not an issue as we fully guided your swiftlet house 24/7 and are going to breed a few dogs around that area.If you are in West Malaysia or other place in the world you can logged in and see your swiftlet house.
The chalet will be build beside to the swiftlet house for security reason. Chalet will include 2 bedrooms ( 10 x 12) , 1 living room( 12 x 15), 1 kitchen( 6 x 10 ) and 1 bathroom. The chalet are unfurnished, if you would like to furnished it out just add another RM 4,500.00. Beaches are nearby so it may it a perfect getaway for your family. This place are famous with prawn and fish. Almost everyday the local here eat prawn.
D) THE RETURNS OR ROI
From the past result we had so far, an estimaton had been made for the said swiftlet house when it mature within 3- 5 years.
Calculation of your swiftlet house would be:
24 x 60 x 3 = 4320 sq feet - roving area 300 sq feet
Total nesting size = 4020 sq feet
110 nest = 1 kilogram
1 sq feet = 1 nest
4020 sq feet = 4020 nest
4020 nest = 40 kilogam
Take for example current price per kilogram of unprocessed bird nest since the economic down turn are RM 3,600 as to date from RM 4,500.00. Your 40 kilogram of nest should be able to fetch a soaring price RM 144,000.00 every two - three months.
If in the event your swiftlet farm failed to attract any swiftlet or any nest ( min 30 ) within 3 years, we will buy back from you of the original price of RM 188,000.00 + RM 38,000.00 ( Considering 36 months rental and utilities) = RM 226,000.00
D) THE AGREEMENT
The agreement will only be obtained when you are serious of buying the property. Here are some important clauses that we are able to highlight to you.
1. When you had purchased the property, you are only allow to extend any sizes you want after the third year.
2. Not to engage any consultant within the 3 years period or during the construction period.
3. Building will made ready within 3 months of the date of purchase or we will have penalty of 15 % from the purchase price.
4. We guarantee there will be nest within the 36 months period or we will buy back as been stated above. ( 30 nest)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Walet, Yan wo, swiftlet, bird nest and burung layang layang, heard before all this word right? The truth is all about money and health. Malaysia had been the third world largest exporter for bird nest who gain more then two billion in a year from this swiftlet farming. Why not we all play a part in it since it is free from the sky. Sky had no limit so as this swiftlet. Believe me by year 2020 swiftlet farming will eventually be in Malaysia Agriculture top list.
Believe it or not, one of the bird house here have produce 17 kilogram in 2 months in such a small shoplot.
Believe it or not, one of the bird house here have produce 17 kilogram in 2 months in such a small shoplot.