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Published: November 7th 2006
At the jetty
It's a hot day!
Great day - great seafood!
When Fifi came to town, I managed to spend a good deal of 'quality' time with her 😊 Other than eating, eating and more eating, we actually planned a day-trip to Pulau Ketam. What begun with 8 ppl, ended up with only 3 of us, hahahaha : Anson, Fifi and I. Didn't matter though, coz we still had a blast of a time there.
We started our journey at 7am, had our breakfast near my house before proceeding to KL Sentral to meet Anson. We took the train to Port Klang as that's the cheapest and most convenient way for us 3.... and it took about an hr to reach. From Port Klang, we took a speedboat to Pulau Ketam. You don't have to queue for tickets here, just get into the boat, and troughout the journey, the 'boat conductor' would come around collecting money and that's when you pay her.
Upon reaching, the sun was scorchingly hot. Sigh 😞, another unwanted tan. We walked around the place on our own. It's relatively small, so no problem on that. The last time I went to Pulau Ketam was in 2003, with my ex-collegemates, we
Waiting for the speedboat
These folks were so busy minding their own business.
spent a night there at a local hotel, and rented bicycles to cycle around the island. Not really around actually, just a small part of it, coz you can't round the island from the main jetty where we got down... to get to the other side of the island, you have to take the speedboat to another jetty which is further down.
Bicycles are the main means of transport here. The houses here were unique, all sitted closely side by side. No worries of being robbed and all that, or of others prying into your privacy. Everyone knows everyone here. On sad thing though, it's kinda dirty and polluted - the land below these houses. You see, the houses here are built on the sand or rather swamp by the sea, so they need to be high rised on poles and wooden 'legs'. That gave the community here the freedom to discard their waste right below their houses or even into the sea. But you know too, whatever you chuck into the sea, it mostly comes back to you at the shore - hahaha 😊 so that's what they get i guess!
Most of the people here are
On the speedboat
We had nothing better to do, so killing time!
Buddhist as we can see a few temples here and there. Other than that the small shrines at their houses confirmed the fact that they are mostly Buddhist. On the small island, there's a primary and a secondary school as well - the one and only. I wonder how many students it caters. Anyway, it is really a small place, and we finished walking around by 2pm.
We took a rest at a small coffee shop and decided to try out it's oyster omelette. Wasn't bad, but I think it was too starchy. Next was our main aim for that day...to dig into a good meal of seafood. We decided to try the restaurant infront of the jetty. I went there before so I recommended the place. We had fish, crab, shellfish, squids and vege with rice. It was good and really reasonable - there were 3 of us, and we spent RM60 on everything. Another thing, Anson was paying for the meal, hahaha.... 😊 Thx Anson! Later, we took the 4pm boat back to Port Klang. It was a great day for me, and for the rest too. Looking forward to more such opportunities next time 😊
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