This was a great trip. The island is only about 10 K west of Port Klang and you can get a high speed or standard ferry across to the island from the ferry terminal.
The houses and shops are built on stilts is because over 90% of the island is covered by seawater and most of the land consists of swampy mangroves. Roads are really non existant and people here mainly travel by bicycles or on foot.
This island is also well known for its superb seafood restaurants. There are about 15 - 20 restaurants here.
Apparently there are fishing and bird-watching tours available but I didn't have time for this. You can also watch the locals harvest crab and jelly fish in special hatcheries built round town.
I just wandered around the town where the ferry stopped and ate seafood - curry crabs - from a local restaurant.....soooooo good!
Take a boat ride to Pulau Ketam.
For those who doesn't know what it feels like living like fishermen in Malaysia, you
can have a unique experience.
The boat ride used to be a special experience for me.
Back when I went there when I was a kid, I used to take a wooden sampan to the main boat.
That ride to the main boat is quite thrilling because the water almost reach the top of the
sampan. I've lost my slippers once to the sea.
Now, the main boat comes straight to the dock so it is easier to board.
There are time when boats go to Pulau Ketam. Obviously, night time is out. Make sure don't go to the port later than 4pm - 5pm.
When in Malaysia and you are a port lover, do check out Port Klang. If you love ships, do call and inquire on who's visiting. Rarely show shops come over, but they do once or twice a year.
In 1997, Indy became the first aircraft carrier in the world to make a port visit to Malaysia. And boy, was it Huge..no Massive! Never been on board an aircraft carrier, this is one memorable picture. Oh, the hair? hehe, well I just wanted to try something different at that time.
One of the attractions in Klang or specifically, in Jenjarom, near to Banting town. For more tips and photos, please re-direct to my travel page on Jenjarom. Thanks.
The Klang Railway station is an old railway station that connects the royal town with Port Klang and Kuala Lumpur.
As a royal mosque in a royal town, it is not suprising then to find a royal moselum in the compound of Masjid Sultan Sulaiman.