Malaysia Swiftlet’s Nest Culture
& Ecology Museum
Come Experience the Marvel of Swiftlets
Although the culture of eating bird’s nest has been around for centuries, there are many misconceptions on bird’s nest and its ‘maker’ among the general public. We have taken it upon ourselves to do the ‘creator’ of these prized delicacy some justice by dedicating a Museum to introduce the ‘creator’ and its valuable produce; bird’s nest.
Did you know that edible bird’s nests are made by Swiftlets and not by Swallows as what most perceived? Swiftlets are amazing creatures. They possess unique behaviours and is surprisingly very organised – they will only have one partner in their lifetime and they always return to the same spot in the house nest.
The 7,000 sq ft Swiftlet’s Nest Culture & Ecology Museum will take you through the culture and ecology of the Swiftlets. The whole experience will take you through a passage of time from when mankind first encountered bird’s nest to how the industry has grown till today. A walk-through of our processing plant is also a part of the experience. There, you’ll get to witness how we process raw unclean bird’s nests first-hand.
Bird’s Nest Processing & Production Plant
Our bird’s nest processing and production plant is one of Southeast Asia’s large-scale processing and production plant. With a start-up capital of RM30 million, our processing and production plant is able to house up to 1,200 skilled workers to ensure the integrity of our product. Our plant is equipped to produce 48 tonnes of bird’s nest to meet the growing market demand.
As your trust is our priority, we are transparent in our production process. To ensure your safety, we take the extra steps in our processes by incorporating various certifications and standards. These certifications and standards include the Food Safety Law, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Food Safety Management Standards, Malaysian Halal Certification (Sijil Pengesahan Halal), and Chinese Bird’s Nest Traceability Management Service Platform (CAIQ).
Bird’s Nest Education & Training Centre
Our founder, Dato’ Chua Huai Gen often says, “It is not enough for us to be great alone, it is only enough when we are able to share the success and knowledge around.” In line with this, we want to cultivate more talents in the bird’s nest industry. As such, we have decided to provide courses to new hopefuls of the industry to guide them through the ins and outs of the production processes of bird’s nest. This is our way of giving back to the society, by teaching them all they need to know about producing safe, quality bird’s nest.
We provide vocational courses and practical experience training. With proper guidance and background, we are certain anyone can become successful within the industry. We hope to collectively grow, not just as individual companies, but as equals in growing the bird’s nest industry.
MYNEST Swiftlet Houses
The Swiftlets’ ecology has seen a tremendous change in the past years. From nesting in caves, more and more Swiftlets are nesting in modern houses. These houses are especially build to accommodate to the natural and nesting behaviours of Swiftlets. MYNEST Global owns a few of these houses and all of our houses are registered with the authorities.