I published this photo in a post dated last June. I described this building, seen in a paddy field in Sekinchan, as the storage for rice. The same photo was also posted in a photography forum, where it was pointed out that this structure is meant for other purpose.
I re-visited Sekinchan in August – this time with Sinji. Upon checking with locals, I have confirmed that the structure in the middle of the paddy field is actually a swiftlet hotel, also known as swiftlet condo or swiftlet farmhouse.
What is a swiftlet hotel? Simply put, this is a structure used to farm bird’s nest. As we know, bird’s nest is a delicacy among the Chinese. With
I hope the farmers in Sekinchan will not dump rice plantation in favor of bird’s nest farming…