Did you know many big retail TCM shops get their bird nest directly from Batam, give it a fancy name, repackage and resell in Singapore? Batam is a place where all the wholesaler and manufacturer gathers to trade and supply bird nest to Singapore, Malaysia and China. The raw birdnest, usually harvested from swiftlet farm houses under a control condition, process, clean and package in Batam before they are ship out. Prices are calculated in liang or tael (where 1 liang is about 37.7g) Prices are at least 30-40% cheaper than Singapore. Many enterprising entrepreneurs also purchase in batches and resell in Singapore.
According to US National Library of Medicine, Bird nest is also a immune-enhancing food.
So while in Batam, it will be a good opportunity to get direct from wholesaler, resell and HUAT ah.
So here are the best established places you can by from.
HITANG Bird Nest WholeSale
Established in 2003, HiTang Wholesale bird Nest has been supplying bird nest to Singapore TCM shops for over 10 years. Use to only selling in bulk, they recently open up their channel and sell online to end consumer. Do a quick comparison online and you can find their prices are among the cheapest since they cut out all the bells and whistle, like branding, advertising etc. They provide delivery anywhere in Batam or Singapore.
Their birdnest are harvested from swiftlet farm houses in Riau Kalimantan Island. Quality is among the best since their farm are located in rural area, away from pollution, resulting in cleaner bird nest with lesser impurities. Also nest from Kalimantan tends to fetch a higher price compare to other Riau island. In their online store (under construction), they select the 2 best overall types of bird nest for sale. They also provide content to educate consumer about bird nest on their site as well. Also take note, their packaging is those generic plastic container as shown in the pic above. For gift box, you”ll need to pay extra.
Rates (Do take note prices are seasonal and may fluctuate )
Grade AAA: 100 gram SGD 290 | 500 gram SGD 1350 | 1kg SGD 2400
Grade AA: 100 gram SGD 260 | 500 gram SGD 1200 | 1 kg SGD 2300
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | whatsapp: +6590883981 | Call: +62 811 7048998
Website: Birdnest Wholesale
Address: Jl. Harbour Bay, Sungai Jodoh, Kec. Batu Ampar, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia (open in google map)
Ling Star Bird’s Nest
A tourist favourite retail store. If you prefer ready made, you can try a variety of flavours of their bird nest in their shop. This Company offers pure swallow nests with different varieties.
Rates: TBC Web: Nil Contact: +62 821-6933-7450
Address: Jl. Laksamana Bintan, Sungai Panas, Kec. Batam Kota, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia (open in google map)
If you love variety like I do, then the Fora, which is already famous for its Kueh Lapis cakes is a hub for swallow nests. These edible nests are available in different shapes and styles like the Triangle ones, the Super ones, or even the small pieces. The pretty cute is a Super one, which weighs 50 grams and costs Rp 1,440,000. The big pieces weighing 100 grams cost Rp 2,530,000.
Rates: 50 gram SGD +143 | 100 gram SGD +260
Contact Phone: Whatsapp +62 877 7889 0186 Email: nil
Address: #02-29 Harbour Bay Terminal
Tora Tora, famous for their inhouse kueh lapis, sells a variety of items like Indonesia snacks and chinese herbal dried food. Here, you can check out Super Cup or the triangle ones. The Super cup of 500 grams cost Rp 13,910,000 and the Triangle ones weighing 500 grams cost Rp 12,305,000.
Rates: Superior Cup Size Bird Nest 500 gram SGD +1400 | Triangle Size Bird Nest 500 gram SGD +1250
Opening Hours: Everyday: 8am – 7pm
Web: NIL Contact Phone : whatsapp +62 813 6393 3778 Email :NIL
Address: Harbour Bay Terminal, 1st floor, near Starbucks, beside Excelso cafe.