Monday, May 25, 2009

Day Trip @ Pulau Ketam

The Crab Island is a renowned Chinese fishing village, located off the coast of Port Klang. The main spoken dialects are Hokkien, Teochew and Mandarin.
The island population is approx. 6 to 7 thousands.

KTM from KL [to Port Klang - Final Stop],
Walk to the Jetty,

""The 60-year-old floating concrete pontoon cracked after a ferry rammed into it on Sunday, 26th April."" NST
So, we walked 20 minutes to the next Jetty and boarded on a Submarine Air-Con-Ferry (aka the Hokien-Karaoke coffin),

RM7 per way - No Ticket counter, pay to the Ferry-auntie
Ferry Time Table:

Weekdays - depart hourly from Port Klang (845-1845) & Pulau Ketam (745-1745)
Weekends - depart every 45mins from Port Klang (845-1910) & Pulau Ketam (745-1800)

40 minutes later, we arrived at KUAI Lok Hian - the biggest and most expensive seafood Restaurant in the island. *Promo: Dine-in and get Free Sea Breeze*

So, we explore further into the village
and found Kia Hong Haun,
Kam Heong Elongated-Clam-Type-Seafood
RM12 [Not my Favourite]
Sweet & Sour Mantis Prawn (a.k.a. Lai Liu Har)
Steamed Local Crabs x 2
RM28 (for 1kg)
The food servings are very fresh and generous <2 crabs ="1kg"> I was wondering if there is a difference between their weighing skills scale and KL's.

Lau Zhi Hau
(Fried Lala with Eggs - Ho Jian)
After filling our tummies, we took a detour around the village. The entire village is lifted above the sea level/ mudflats.
The narrow concreted pavements only allow walking and cycling.
These floating houses rest on long wooden stilts and most of their doors are wide open (indicating low crime rate?). However, the 'nicer' houses are usually locked..

The Nang Thiam Keng Hall, common place for wedding dinners. On the 6th of 6th Month of Chinese Calendar is the God's birthday, the celebration lasts at least 14 days with Chinese Opera and Mini Concert

Hock Leng Keng Temple
in the biggest temple in pulau.
Pulau Ketam Township
Fancy a-nite-stay?
The not-so-nice about this island,
Smell of salty fish
the Garbage
Ref: Pulau Ketam webiste

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