Yes, there's nothing wrong with the campaign title - Let's build a Stingray Penthouse!
First of all, I'm a freelance graphic designer as well as a fishkeeping enthusiasts. As a home based freelancer, I was given the freedom to invest all my non-working time into fishkeeping hobby. After all these years I've successfully kept and breed many species, especially stingrays!
However, I'm kinda running short on funds to run a fully functional stingray breeding facility. I've found the ideal location for the set up which is the penthouse unit of the condominium I'm currently residing in. I've been staying in the 6th floor since 4 years ago and noticed the penthouse located in the 14th floor was vacant. After asking around and granted the access to have a look at the unit, I discovered that it was abandoned and now is up for sales for only RM550,000 (which is roughly around USD 131,000), it was a 2200 sq.ft unit which is twice as big as the unit I'm residing in. I've got so excited and immediately came up with a plan to make it work but unfortunately, when the drawing is out and the cost for all the equipments, filtration system and other renovation costs, they cost almost as much as the unit itself and I can only afford either one of them. But I don't think I'm gonna give up before even giving it a try!
These are the reasons why the location inspired me so much to begin this funding campaign.
1.Location - the unit is located in the middle of town with the ease of access to all kinds of logistic options
2. Opportunity - Melaka has always been a tourist hotspot year round and a weekend get away for many Singaporeans and Singapore has been a huge market for Stingrays sales and distribution.
3. Reliable Partner - With many years of fishkeeping experience, I've became very close with many local fish store owners and after I've told them about my plan, they all supported my idea because Melaka have yet to have any Stingray Breeder around.
4. Lack of Competition - For all these years, all my rays were almost exclusively "imported" from neighbouring states and I can barely recall encountering any stingrays on display in almost all the local fish store I've visited.
5. Market Potential - All the local fish stores owners I've approached is more than happy to put my rays on display in their shop should I really committed to be a Stingray Breeder locally. Besides, I will also be able to officially start a Stingrays business online to sell and ship my stingrays overseas. (Of course the priority will goes to any backers that would like to keep this magnificent creatures!)
Please help me... hopefully I will be able to kick start this exciting plan as soon as possible. In return, I've also prepared some exclusively customized T-shirt design for any backers that willing to donate more than 250 USD as a humble token of gratitude. Cheers!