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The Beautiful Crab Island

Pulau Ketam is a small island off the coast of Klang. The name Pulau Ketam translated literally from Malay means “Crab Island”. Easily accessible through the Port Klang jetty by ferry, Pulau Ketam is a charming village famous for its “floating houses” wooden houses perched on long wooden stilts that, during a high tide, give the illusion that it is floating on water. It is a perfect place for anybody looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

 

The history of Pulau Ketam began almost a hundred years ago, when Pulau Ketam was simply an abandoned island frequented by fishermen looking for crabs. The fishermen built houses to take shelter in during their trips to the island, eventually deciding to stay there permanently. The population steadily grew and experienced a sudden burst during the Japanese occupation where refugees escaped to the peaceful island.

Now, Pulau Ketam is home to about six to seven thousand people who live in its two villages, Pulau Ketam Village and Sungai Lima Village.

 

Mostly populated by Chinese fishermen, Pulau Ketam serves both as a source of seafood as well as a tourist destination of the state of Selangor. Gastronomists will be delighted by the cheap, fresh seafood offered here, while visitors of urban origins can take this opportunity to learn more about village life.

Take note to visit the beautiful and lively Nang Thiam Keng and Hock Leng Keng temples. Another interesting fact about Pulau Ketam is that there are no modern vehicles on the island, with the only method of transportation being walking and bicycling.

 

This allows Pulau Ketam to be almost pollution-free, making Pulau Ketam great place to experience the unspoiled beauty of nature. Being a fishing village, Pulau Ketam is also a great place for visitors to learn about the fishing industry fishermen can be seen at work, while a fishing boat factory and fish farms are open for visits by anyone interested.

Now, Pulau Ketam is home to about six to seven thousand people who live in its two villages, Pulau Ketam Village and Sungai Lima Village.

 

Mostly populated by Chinese fishermen, Pulau Ketam serves both as a source of seafood as well as a tourist destination of the state of Selangor. Gastronomists will be delighted by the cheap, fresh seafood offered here, while visitors of urban origins can take this opportunity to learn more about village life.