Sunday, October 21, 2012
A New Swiftlet Hotspot Called Chiku Kelantan !!!
"Pak Harry Kuala Krai is no longer the hot spot for swiftlet farming in Kelantan. The hottest spot for now is at a very small town called Chiku located between Gua Musang and Kuala Krai."
That was the exact word from a new friend met at Kota Baru during my September 2012 trip.
The moment the word got into my mind I became very curious about this small town.
Three days ago while on my way to Bachok from Kuala Lumpur, about 8 hours drive, I wanted to find this so called hot spot and hopefully with satisfy my desire to see the action.
Checked on my iPhone, there was a word called Chiku but when I zoomed in it was just palm oil plantation.
While driving closed to this particular palm oil area I saw a shell petrol station on the left side of the road.
"I need to ask someone in the petrol station where this Chiku town is". I told myself.
Oh yes it was about 50 meters away from the petrol station to the left.
The moment I turned to this small road there seems to be some swiftlet activities.
Most of the BH was on the right hand side of the road.
I droved deeper into the town and make a U turn to drive closer to a cluster of BHs on one of the side road.
Hmm not that bad.
There were at least 15-20 BH in operation.
Most of them were 3 stories high.
Out of the 15-20 only 5 were with heavy activities on their rooftops.
The rest as usual very little movements and many with no sounds.
Have a look at some of the pictures taken.
Maybe you should try to stop bye if you ever take a drive to Kelantan from Kuala Lumpur Via Raub Pahang.