Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Selangor

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Pulau Ketam is an island located off the coast of Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. The island is in the intertidal zone and the chief vegetation is mangrove.The island is home to two predominantly Chinese fishing villages founded circa 1880. The main village on the southern side of the island is also known as Pulau Ketam. The other village on the northeastern side is called Sungai Lima, its location being at the fifth inlet from the main village. The locals are mainly Teochew and Hokkien Chinese, with Teochew, Hokkien and Mandarin Chinese the main dialects spoken. There is also a small recently relocated Orang Asli community at the second inlet. The rest of the island consists of mangrove swamps.As the island is submerged during high tide, housing on the island consists of "floating houses" perched on wooden stilts 1to above sea level. The main thoroughfares are narrow concreted pavements, whilst in the residential areas, the older rickety wooden plank bridges can still be seen. There are no cars on the island; bicycles, some of which are motorised, are the main means of transportation within the villages. There are no pavements linking the villages, the only means of transportation between villages is by boat. Daily ferry services link the island to Port Klang jetty on the mainland.
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  • I'll be upfront here and say that a day trip to Crab Island will not bring you intricate historical architecture, scenic beach vistas, or sumptuous seafood feasts. What it does provide is a day out cl...  more »
  • From KTM's ship (RM10) at 20-40 minutes (boat ride through time changes) island. You can see the crab, fish and shellfish, floating houses and mangrove trees. However, the sea is clean or are told. To be honest isn't pretty. To walk the streets of a traditional floating houses, just not through the car might be nice. Many Chinese, colorful and can be enjoyed at around. When the road is narrow, but bicycles and motor bikes there, Horn will sound.
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  • Island consists of very old houses on stilts. You have to take a boat ride that run once every hour.There’s no cars on the island,only bicycles that you can rent.  more »
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  • Nice place for very fresh seafood. Fish and crabs especially. Not to worry about price, it is reasonable, but do ask how much, how much it weighs ... before sitting down.
  • Very interesting island full of cultural heritage.Seeing is believing
  • A very nice day trip experience. You can finish walking around the island within a few hours. The seafood was good.
  • Love this cool and silent island with lot of crabs
  • Great place for short getaways during weekend. Fresh and reasonable price seafood on island. Local heritage and temples are must to visit!
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