Monday, August 4, 2008
The Most Successful Birdhouse In Setiawan, Perak !!!
I heard so much about this peculiar birdhouse and it was said to be one of the most successfull birdhouse in Setiawan, Perak.
I am sure many newbies have never have a chance to drive up to Setiawan and have a good look at the building.
I took some pictures and please have a look at the exterior of the building (I was not given the opportunity to enter the BH).
This building looks quite old and located in a simpang empat (road junction) in a small town call Kampong Koh.
It was said that the building monthly production was as high as 100 kilograms a month (I might be wrong but this was what was informed to me by someone).
The building consisted of two sections, the front and the back. The front consisted of four unit of shop lots of four stories high while the back also about three buildings but three stories high.
Total areas, I calculated, front 4 units X 20 feetX 80 feetX 4 stories = 25,600 feet2
Back portion 3units X 20 feet X 80 feet X 3 stories = 14,400 feet2
Total nesting and roving areas 25,600 feet + 14,400 = 40,000 square feet.
Sizable and the maximum kilograms that it can produce is 4,000 kilos (based on one kilogram per square meter).
The owner was said to be a retired police officer.
The unique thing is that the building is covered with potted plants all around. Lots of water pails around the potted plants and the road seem to be turned into gravel rocks that served as a water evaporators.
I walked around the building and counter the number of other birdhouses in the vicinity. There were plenty until could not keep up with their numbers. Some are 5 to 7 stories and more new buildings were build in this specific area.
This looks like the walet central of Setiawan, Perak.