International Development Planning Review

Globalisation and bird's nest soup

International Development Planning Review (2004), 26, (1), 97–110.

Abstract

Almost unnoticed by outsiders, an extraordinary industry has emerged in Indonesia to meet a specialised demand from the nouveau riche of the People's Republic of China (PRC). This industry produces the prime ingredient of 'bird's nest soup', also used in traditional Chinese medicines and cosmetics. It is an urban industry, using substantial specially designed buildings, that has transformed a number of Indonesian towns. So far there has been little serious research into this phenomenon. The Indonesian government statistical agency (Badan Pusat Statistik) confesses that the industry output, though considerable, is not represented by its gross domestic product estimates. Enquiries are hampered by the secretive behaviour of the practitioners, who jealously guard their trade secrets.

Access Token
£25.00
READ THIS ARTICLE
If you have private access to this content, please log in with your username and password here

LAU, A. S. M. and MELVILLE, D. S. (1994), International Trade in Swiftlet Nests with Special Reference to Hong Kong, Cambridge, Traffic International. International Trade in Swiftlet Nests with Special Reference to Hong Kong Google Scholar

TASLIM, H. (2002), Trading Sarang Walet, Jakarta, Penebar Swadaya. Trading Sarang Walet Google Scholar

Trubus (2003), various articles, XXXIV, February. Google Scholar

YAMIN, P. and PAIMIN, F. B. (2002), Membangun Rumah Walet Bintang 5, Jakarta, Penebar Swadaya. Membangun Rumah Walet Bintang 5 Google Scholar

If you have private access to this content, please log in with your username and password here

Details

Author details

Jordan, David