bamboo and rattan ladders used by bird's nests collectors - gua madai - madai cave (borneo)

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bamboo and rattan ladders used by bird's nests collectors - gua madai - madai cave (borneo)

The Long rigid bamboo and Rattan ladders used by the bird's nests collectors are stored at the entrance of the Madai Cave (Borneo).­.­

Swiftlet's edible bird's nests are praised by Chinese people who use them to prepare bird's nest soup.­ The sale of those nests is the main source of revenue for the nearby village of Madai.­

The bird's nests are harvested from the highest part of the cave (up to 50m high), using bamboo and rattan ladders and ropes.­ The bird's nest collectors use no harness and no safety equipment.­

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bamboo ladders
bird's nest
cave mouth
caving
gua madai
ida'an
idahan
madai caves
natural cave
rattan
spelunking
August 15, 2011