Trip To Pulau Ketam

You know, sometimes people has got weird cravings for food for example sour, sweet, spicy, yada, yada… but the weird me has got cravings for picnic! To add in the weird stuff, I wanted a picnic specifically in TTDI park and starts calling up SIL (they stay nearby) for a picnic but too bad, they has already got plan over the weekend. Well, since Monday is a public holiday, maybe I should bring the children to Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) since I’ve been wanting to go there for ages. Now my last victim would be my neighbour aka younger Sister.

Since the green light is on, excitedly the next morning after breakkie, it took us only 10 minutes to reach the jetty in Port Klang.

This is how the jetty looks like from the departing area.

Tickets are sold at RM7.00 per way for adult and RM4.00 for children but we conveniently forgot to buy the children’s ticket. *ngek, ngek, ngek* Ini Sitiawan mali punya style.

The boat is definitely much lower than the one in Pangkor Island. I am feeling like I am sitting in a submarine and almost submerging.

Well, it does really looks like a submarine as what Eldest Princess reckon. They are air-conditioned too. But if you opt for something cheaper and more adventurous, you can try the old-fashioned boat.

Great for photographers that doesn’t mind to get wet. Well, if luck is by your side, you may spot a school of dolphin swimming alongside the boat.! All this while, I thought the journey to Pulau Ketam is similar to Pangkor Island, cruising through the wide sea but hey, this is something new to me. We are actually cruising through mangrove.

Jetty in Pulau Ketam

The journey by boat to Pulau Ketam is about 45minutes ride. Not bad since it is an air-conditioned boat. Upon reaching, my children thought we are in Pangkor Island visiting their Great Grandma. hehe…. guess all fisherman’s village looks the same.

But you can tell, Pulau Ketam is much smaller, more quiet, very relaxing lifestyle and not a single car can be seen. Bicycles are all over the place. I think I’m going to love this place.

We started photographing the moment we step foot on land.





I have issue with my hair that day so you won’t be seeing my photographs. I’ll leave the story for other time. Hmm… on second thought…. this one is still quite acceptable.

Suddenly, we are lost of plan. What are we supposed to do in such a quiet  Island? Nothing! There’s nothing you can do except loitering around their village. You can rent a bicycle at RM5 for the whole day. That should be fun. I’ll come back for that other time.

It is sure a very hot day and no, I did not buy that umbrella hat for the kids. A relative bought that for them. Looks fugly but cute on them. lol

No prize for guessing correctly what they are doing there. Just observing some baby crabs crawling on the mud.

You better think twice the next time you eat crab and pregnant lady too.

We started our loitering. Just some look-see, look-see stuff. We should have rented the bicycles plus the hot sun is not helping at all.

Walking is very safe. All you need to do is watch out for the bicycles. There are not a single car in the island. And so we walk and walk and walk. No kidding! Just keep on walking! Bah.

When you think the umbrella hat is cute, watch this.

Thanks to Kimmy the photographer who caught the picture just in time. The wind blew Prince’s hat away. Hmm… wonder what is their face express like. Let me zoom further in ah.

Look at the shock on their face. Poor boy.

See, now he is so sad. What a day. Nah, who wants to help him retrieve the hat?

Reward will be given tho.

Ok la. No more hat. We continue walking and walking and walking and reach a sundry shop. The first thing we do is buy drinks with lots of ice!

It has been such a long long time since the last time I drank from a plastic bag. It does bring back some childhood memories.

So what we did again? Nothing! Just walking! And snapping and more walking!



You can tell that this is a very old signboard or rather the kindergarten has been in existence for a decade now.


One of the owner dried 4 sea horse outside their house. This can fetch a good price at the chinese medical hall.



Once upon a time, my Grandma’s house has wooden door like this. I’m talking about the brown one.


We keep on walking and walking and came to a restaurant. We sat down even thought we are not hungry yet. But I think all of us was so bored and so hot and some relative was grumbling, “You never tell me the place is so hot!”


There are more food on the table. I just choose two of the best to post them. So we just ate and call it a day. But, but that was something like one hour ago when we just set foot in this island! No wonder people has been saying something like “go there makan then come back.” We bought some hae bee (dry prawns) and tiny anchovies. I love those on fried rice.

Then i spotted something nostalgia again.

During our time, it used to be a pacifier. Now they replace it with some dodgy cartoon character.

Err… I make it look so obscene hor. Come, come, cuci mata sikit. Come look at the pretty flower.

*ngek, ngek, ngek*

13 Hijackers »

  1. day-dreamer said,

    May 21, 2008 @ 6:45 pm

    Whoa a lot of photos!

  2. BlurMommy said,

    May 22, 2008 @ 2:24 am

    The umbrella hats look so cool on the kids.

  3. Pink Cotton said,

    May 22, 2008 @ 9:27 am

    nice coverage on ur trip…

    woi..ur last few pics…shud hv put a NSFW (not safe for work) label on the top of ur post! lol!

  4. Giddy Tigress said,

    May 22, 2008 @ 3:08 pm

    Lalala….love those Lalas…..

  5. jazzmint said,

    May 22, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

    love the pics…and kimmy’s baby..memang sebiji dia kekeke…

    i like that nostalgic shot…vy nicely captured..

  6. sasha said,

    May 22, 2008 @ 4:42 pm

    so small place no need to rent bicycle la.. walk also sampai the end edi.
    And i like the semua ppl suck pacifier pic hahah

  7. sila said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 9:48 pm

    got no beach ka? no swimming? just go makan, walk-walk, balik? (of course the pacifiers, too)

  8. laymank said,

    May 24, 2008 @ 11:49 pm

    hmm.. obscene indeed…

  9. Lil said,

    May 25, 2008 @ 4:19 pm

    looks like lots of fun although poor prince, losing his brolly hat…

  10. a-moms-diary said,

    May 30, 2008 @ 1:27 am

    What a coincidence. I just read about Pulau Ketam on the MAS inflight magazine on the way to KK today. Would love to visit one day. Your photos are sooo pretty, as usual. Am thinking of replacing my Olympus miu with a dSLR camera. Can get tips from you kah?

  11. Not yet married said,

    May 30, 2008 @ 10:30 am

    I need eye-mo please. Thank you.

  12. Hijack Queen » Bento Mania #11 said,

    June 9, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

    […] box. Since I have tiny (very very tiny) anchovies which I’ve bought from my previous trip to Pulau Ketam and organic cucumber lying in the fridge, I thought maybe I should prepare some ‘fake’ […]

  13. Binky said,

    August 14, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

    I’m now craving for clam soup – that one in your picture looked yummy! I like the picture of the seahorse best – simple yet very nicely taken. Oh, I never seen such candy lollypop in my life before – it looked interesting.

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