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George Town declares itself swiftlet farm-free

A total of 128 swiftlet breeding operations in George Town, which could have been detrimental to old buildings within the heritage zone, were removed ahead of an upcoming Unesco review. Old buildings in areas such as Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Muntri and Lebuh Victoria were used to breed swiftlets for the lucrative bird’s nest business.

According to Chow Kon Yeow, Penang’s state executive councillor for Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation, the MPPP began shutting down all swiftlet breeding operations within the zone between January 2011 and December 2013.


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