Cycling and Adventure Trip to Pulau Ketam, Selangor
maxby-April 2, 2021-Comments Off on Cycling and Adventure Trip to Pulau Ketam, Selangor
Due to the pandemic, we were only allowed to travel within Selangor state and Kuala Lumpur. What a better time to visit some of the small towns and places in Selangor. On this trip, I visited Pulau Ketam, a small island off Port Klang. Pulau Ketam is a mangrove island about two and a half hours away from Kuala Lumpur.
There are two fishing villages on this island, Pulau Ketam, and Sungai Lima villages. About 8,000 people stay on this island. Most of the people here speak Hokkien and Teochew. They have settled on this island since 1880.
How do you get there? There is a train service from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Ketam Jetty, or you can drive there. There is paid parking beside the jetty. From the jetty, you need to take a ferry ride to the island.
What is there to do on this island? Most of the visitors only go for a day trip. They come for seafood, shopping, and a bit of walking around. Bicycles and motorised cycles were for rent to those who wanted to explore more of this village.
If you are a photographer interested in understanding/documenting the village and how people live on this island, I recommend that you stay at least a night on this island. There are many lodging houses catering to the visitors. Most of these lodging houses were not listed on any of the online booking sites. However, you can find it listed on Google Maps. You need to call the owners directly to book your stay. Do stay away from the jetty hotels. I booked a lodging house which is about a half an hour walk from the jetty.