Swiftlet Farming in Sekinchan
For decades birdnest soup has been a rare delicacy, dubbed the emperor's soup. Chinese treat birdnest soup as luxury health food. In ancient, Birdnest soup is an exceptional food for the emperor and the elite in China. In the past, birdnest was harvested in caves around South-East Asia, such as Gua Gomantong and Gua Niah in Borneo. Birdnest farming expert has developed a modern technique of swiftlet farming called "swiftlet house". A "swiftlet house" is purpose-built for the breeding of Swiftlet. These buildings imitate the cave environments to attract the Swiftlet to come and breed in the houses. This new "swiftlet house" is capable of producing cleaner birdnests and eliminating the danger of harvesting the birdnests.
The paddy field (padi fields) in Sekinchan is dotted with many customised building structures that are the homes of the swiftlets. Visitors can look inside these structures specially constructed for the swiftlets to build their nests. Swiftlet farming is a new industry in Sekinchan, about 350 units of "swiftlet house" has been built up in the middle of the paddy field. The "swiftlet house" creates a uniquely beautiful view in the paddy field of Sekinchan.