Crab Island Inn is on the main street of Pulau Ketam. It doesn't look much from the outside, however if you walk through and out the back, this is the scenery. Nice hey :o)
Local seafood here is heavenly!! And washed down with a much deserved Tiger beer, after our wander around the streets, th\is was the best ending anyone could wish for.
We enjoyed the view of different sized boats coming and going and talked about the interesting things that we had just seen. If you are planning to visit, then I totally recommend that you do the same.
Pulau Ketam does not have cars. The main mode of transport is bicycle, boat or walking. We chose to go for a nice stroll around the small concrete paths and boardwalks.
Along the way we saw street markets, temples, the Police station, the local school, various seafood restaurants, fishing boats, quaint colourful houses and friendly locals busy with the usual household chores, but not too busy to stop, wave to us and say hello.
You need to plan your trip between ferries and make sure you don't miss the last one. More about that in my transport tip.
There isn't much to do on this island except to walk around, there is a temple toward the end of the shops on the main street and some newly build concrete house or just walk and see what is there to offer. But the best way to explore would be to rent a bicycle at Sea Lion Hotel. Not sure how much as I only notice it when I was leaving the island back to the mainland.
There isn't much people on the island when I got there so all the restaurant was trying to get my attention to eat in their restaurant. But I have to say the crab is quite good but to get here all the way from city just to have crab, is totally not worth the effort. The restaurant was clean with a proper sink to wash your hands except that it is quite hot.
Favorite Dish: Fried Dried Chilli Crab
Here is Patrick our private driver from Kuala Lumpur. Every time we come to KL, we email Patrick. We have become good friends now and Patrick is very thankful for the requests he has received from our recommendations here on vt.
So again I would recommend that you email Patrick if you are considering a day trip like this from Kuala Lumpur. Remember, this is Patrick's job and he is excellent at it! Plus a lot of his work is word of mouth, so if you are happy with Patrick's service, then he would love it if you can recommend him to others.
Anyway, Patrick was quite excited when we asked him to take us to Pulau Ketam. It has been a while since he was there and I think we renewed his memories. Plus it made a change from his usual day trips to Melaka, the Genting Highlands and the Fireflies. To sum it up, we all enjoyed our day and as usual Patrick took good care of us.
If you would like the same great service, then please flick Patrick an email - see below. Oh and say g'day from aussirose Ann and Howard :o)
Departure from Port Klang is quite frequent almost every 1 hour or so. The fare from Port Klang is RM5.50 for adult and RM3.50 for children and senior citizen. It took about 1 hour to get there but only 45 mins on the return journey.
On the way there, they stop in another island to drop and pick up passengers so I would suggest you to ask or just wait till you see everyone get off the boat, then you are in Pulau Ketam.