Published: August 6th 2008August 1st 2008
Pulau Ketam or Crab Island was affectionally named after thousands of tiny crabs that appeared on shored during low tide. It is an island of mangrove swamps with a village built on stilts.
Last weekend, Eunice, Alvin, John and I left the hectic city live of Kuala Lumpur to the island of thousand crabs for our photo outing.
We agreed to meet at the jetty at 8.15am, which would give us ample time for breakfast before we board the first ferry to Pulau Ketam at 8.45am.
My journey to Pulau Ketam via the good 'ol KTM was a pleasant one, although it took me one and half hours to reach Port Klang. It was really calming to stt beside the window and to see the world transformed from concrete jungle to a sea of 'real' greenery.
After breakfast, we hurried to the jetty and immediately being swept away by the 'everyday life' of something so ordinary and yet extraordinary for us city dwellers. The smell of the sea, the heat from the morning sun and the unexplainable sensation of...being.
The journey to Pulau Ketam from Port Klang took about 45 minutes, with a view of nothing
but mangrove swamps. A tad unexciting if you ask me! :P
Upon arrival; while we were all set to take on Pulau Ketam with our high tech DSLR, Eunice went panic stricken and announced that she has lost her mobile phone! So the team went into crime scene investigator mode and after a good 30 minutes (or so) finally got her phone back.
And so, with all the big hoo haa behind us, we rented a bike each (RM5 per day) and started exploring Pulau Ketam.
In Pulau Ketam, I can't help feeling as though I've been transported back in time where ancient Chinese traditions, wooden colorful houses and fishing (as a source of income) are very much a part of every day life.
To top it up, Pulau Ketam is every photographer's dream come through! An island where nobody cares about having their photograph taken. It appears as though they have grown accustom to have their photograph taken on a daily basis!
I 'heart' Pulau Ketam :)
There are more photos below