I don’t know how the townsfolk of Mentakab, Pahang and Teluk Intan, Perak feel. But if I stay in one of those towns, I think I will probably turn Dexter and go to my lab and research for some funny noise that turns birds away.
This is a shot of Mentakab town. It is really a nice place with no traffic jam ‘cos there are only like four roads. But the airspace is jammed at 7.20 pm every evening. The swiftlets turn the sky black. It is like a scene from the horror movie, The Birds (I never watch it before, though).
We saw the same thing in Teluk Intan, Perak. In Teluk Intan, the bird’s nest entrepreneurs placed speakers of birds singing on their roofs. The sound will attract more birds to build their nests with saliva.
I admit that I do take a lot of bird’s nests. I never give much thought to where it comes from. The packaging usually says something like ‘Niah’s cave’. But I can’t afford the expensive stuffs all the time so I do take some cheaper brands.
Now? I am going to give up this luxury. It just doesn’t seem right for businessmen to get rich quick at the expense of the whole town’s health. I cannot imagine having kids grow up in an environment where birds rule.
I wonder why the local municipal allows the rearing of the swiflets? It is downright unhealthy. What with the bird’s flu epidemic looming? And is there any study whether children (especially) suffers healthwise? What about pregnant women? Is there an increase in birth disorders, miscarriages and other problems faced by women staying in close vicinity with these birds?
Do you know that kids had died of leukemia because of pigeons droppings? Last time, one of my boss’s twin died because the 3 yrs old boy contracted some viruses from the bird’s droppings. The virus was too strong, his body produced too much white blood cells and eventually, the white blood cells ‘ate’ up his body system. No amount of money, bone marrow transplant, best medical help can save the boy. Sad.
So, think twice about taking bird’s nest. Firstly, it is NOT good for pregnant women to take it. Go read what Immunologist, Dr Yadav said in my parenting website. Secondly, it is real expensive. With those amount of money, one can buy lots and lots of healthy foods.
Heh, I did not bad-mouth bird’s nest because I got shitted on the head. But it is really very wrong for birds to live with humans in small towns like Mentakab and Teluk Intan plus don’t know how many other towns in Malaysia.
6 of us were walking in Mentakab and 3 of us got shitted. I am the lucky one who got it on my head. Bless me!