bird's nests collectors - madai cave (borneo)

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Ida'an people collecting edible bird's nests in the Madai Cave (Borneo).­

Swiftlet'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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