Top 10 Best Pulau Ketam Homestay
Pulau Ketam is an island located off the coast of Port Klang, Selangor. The island is the intertidal zone and the chief vegetation is mangrove. It takes about 45 minutes by ferry from Port Klang Jetty to reach the main village. Pulau Ketam is famed as a man-built fishing village and seafood welcomes visitors to experience the kampung lifestyle. Come and explore Pulau Ketam and stay in nearby Pulau Ketam Homestays.
The island is mostly inhabited by the Chinese. Pulau Ketam is discovered and inhabited more than a century ago but these days, most of the population that stay here are the elderly and young children. Most of the children leave home after completing their secondary education to pursue their studies at the mainland or overseas. Most do not return to the island to settle down due to lack of suitable jobs and infrastructure. Though the island is not as popular as the other islands of Malaysia, Pulau Ketam is still a popular destination for family outings especially during the weekends and public holidays.
The main mode of transportation on the island is by bicycle other than walking. There are no cars here and getting from one village to another is by boat or ferry. Rent a bicycle here for about RM5 per day and explore the village at your own pace. You will probably spend an hour or two looking at the way of life of the villagers manually peeling the prawns to be made into prawn paste, women repairing the damaged fishing nets and workshop that repairs motor and other equipments.
You will see many shops selling all kinds of seafood products such as dried prawns, anchovies, salted fish and prawn paste. During peak season, you will see many stalls selling fried oyster with eggs or clams. Quench your thirst by taking a glass of fresh sugar cane as you walk towards the direction of temple. You can also try the fried ice cream near the Pulau Ketam Inn. You can pick a selection of flavours ranging from chocolate, vanilla, yam to strawberry.
If you would like to stay in Pulau Ketam to experience the village living, the options are limited especially when you are staying with a large pax. Instead, we will share you a list of Top 10 Best Pulau Ketam Homestay that is on the mainland but they are comfortable and can accommodate large pax. Check them out below.
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