Pulau Ketam, literally translated, means "crab island". It is a small island located off the coast of Klang. The island is easily accessible from the Port Klang jetty by ferry. The "floating houses" that come to view as visitors approach the island is a sight to awe any city slickers. Perching casually on long wooden stilts, these dwellings are suspended about one to ten (1-10) metre above sea level.
Pulau Ketam is the best opportunity for visitors to witness the natural beauty of fishing village. Visitors are able to enjoy the sightof mangrove swamps and species of birds around the island. And Pulau Ketam is also free from air polutions, traffic jams, finding car parking problem etc. Tour Agency are readily available. The one and only one is Green Way Tour Service which can give you satisfactory services.
Fishery is an important industry on this isle, and Pulau Ketam is known for its Fish Farm. These Fish Farm are seafood producer and the Farm are interesting site for tourists.
Jetty Pulau Ketam
Places of interest in Pulau Ketam
Fish farm is floating on the sea. It takes about 10 minutes journey to reach by boat. Fishes are reared in these fishing farms. Most of the living fish are exported to Hong Kong. Some of them will be transported to restaurants.
Pulau Ketam Jetty
Your first step on Pulau Ketam is the pulau Ketam Jetty. Villager like to loiter around enjoying sea breezes after dinner. It is really relaxing and enjoying. At night times, teenagers assemble here for their leisures and social activities.
In Pulau Ketam have a special bride called "Couple Bridge" in Mandarin. If you go to Koperasi Herr Ming Pulau Ketam will via from this bridge.
Koperasi Herr Ming Pulau Ketam
Here you can see the boast used for tranporting fish to the mainland. It is a nice place to take photos.
Nang Thiam Keng Temple
The Nang Thiam Keng Hall is a common place for holding wedding dinners. In 6th of 6th Month of Chinese Calendar is the God's birthday. This is a big event here. A celebration of at least 14 days of Chinese Opera and Mini Concert make the nights more lively and energetic. Every 3 years, the committee board of the temple will organize the ritual of "Gods Patrol and blessing the island". The event will be attended by many temple's "God" together and "They" walk around the town, patrolling the sea, and guarding the island.
Hock Leng Keng Temple
One of the biggest temple in Pulau Ketam. The temple is beautiful with intricate sculptures and colorful painting. It celebrates its big events at 28th of 4th Month of Chinese Calender, with chinese opera and mini concert.
There are 11 bridge in Pulau Ketem. (Sungai Lima has another 3). The first bridge is near main street. Here you can see a lot of boats parking at the small private jetties.
Pulau Ketam Location Map
Pulau Ketam History