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George Town Swiftlet Farm, Malaysia

From series “Top 10 Extraordinary Farms”
One of the most original farms in the world can be found in Georgetown. On this farm is a special kind of swifts is bred - swiftlets. At first glance there is nothing unusual in the breeding of birds. The main characteristic of the farm is the aim of breeding. The main objective of breeders are swiftlets’ nests - a unique delicacy, that is appreciated by gourmets around the world. On the farm in Georgetown, ideal conditions for nesting are created. The nests obtained on the farm are served in world’s best restaurants as an expensive gourmet product and are used for cooking the famous bird’s nest soup.

George Town Swiftlet Farm, Malaysia According to the opinion of experienced gourmets, the so-called 'swallows’ nests' have an incredible flavor. The main building material is bird’s saliva, which is pretty solid in a frozen state. In China, swiftlets’ nests for centuries considered a sacred food. A few centuries ago only favorites could enjoy it. The unique delicacy has been acquired in the natural way for centuries. One had to penetrate the most dangerous mountains and caves, which the birds chose for nesting.

With the advent of modern swiftlets breeding business, it has become one of the most profitable and promising sectors of agriculture. 'Swallows’ nests' are described by gourmets as 'white gold'. At present, one kilo of this delicacy costs about 3000 US dollars. Nests are picked on the farm 3 - 4 times a year. In spring nests are snow-white and in a course of construction are always gray-brown due to blood in the saliva of birds. Next - Giraffe Ranch Farm

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Eon Bank' located in 0.21 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Mayflower Car Rental Jalan Rangoon' is located in 0.52 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Bhpetrol Jalan Anson' in 0.29 km
Supermarket: 'Ban Huat Sundries Shop' in 0.09 km
Parking: 'Tempat Letak Kereta' in 0.19 km
Apotheek: 'Neighbourhood Pharmacy (Georgetown) Sdn. Bhd.' in 0.27 km
Police station: 'Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Timur Laut' in 0.42 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Kedai Makanan & Minuman Ying Jia' in 0.02 km
Railway station: 'Butterworth' in 5.58 km

Nearest airports:
 »  RMAF Butterworth Airport BWH - in 9 km
 »  Penang International Airport PEN - in 13 km
 »  Langkawi Airport LGK - in 121 km
 »  Sultan Azlan Shah Airport IPH - in 127 km
 »  Sultan Ismail Petra Airport KBR - in 233 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near George Town Swiftlet Farm

Old Penang Hotel (Penang Times Square)

Located in 0 km from George Town Swiftlet Farm
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Rooms: 23
Old Penang Hotel (Penang Times Square) is located a 15-minute drive from Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon. It takes 45 minutes by car from the hotel … More: photo, rates and booking
Transfer Lodge & Mushroom Cafe

Located in 1 km from George Town Swiftlet Farm
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Rooms: 3
Queen's Hostel

Located in 2 km from George Town Swiftlet Farm
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Rooms: 3
The hostel is located just opposite a local restaurant. It is a 10-minute walk from Chew Jetty and a 15-minute drive from Gurney Plaza. Penang Hill … More: photo, rates and booking
Marina Suites at Straits Quay

Located in 4 km from George Town Swiftlet Farm
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Rooms: 50
Fitted with a sofa area, the spacious air-conditioned accommodation feature a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette and an attached bathroom with a … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around George Town Swiftlet Farm - Penang

The island of Penang offers as well the Tropical Fruit Farm to visit. This unique place will charm its visitors from the first minutes of a trip. The park of incredible beauty with plenty of exotic fruits resembles a genuine paradise nook on the earth. The visitors have a chance to walk though the territory of the park and enjoy an interesting narration about peculiar features of local fruits. Tasting of exotic fruits is an essential part of the tour over the park which offers its guests to buy desired sorts of fruit in a store located on its premises at the most attractive prices.

A major part of entertaining centers and scale shopping complexes is located in the capital of the island. Night life fans should keep in focus the Slippery Senoritas night club offering its visitors a huge choice of treats and exciting entertaining program every night. One of the most popular shopping centers of the island is the Prangin Mall. To explore hundreds of showcases and displays of the center tourists will need a whole day. The Prangin Mall shopping center offers brand clothes, elite perfumes, jewelry as well as numerous original souvenirs. To hunt some memorable gifts tourists may visit the Little Penang Street Market offering the vastest assortment of original handmade crafts and souvenirs.
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