finally i’m here at Pulau Ketam.. the trip that i’ve dreamed and planned for so long.. ^_^
the building at the back is the hotel where i stay..
Pulau Ketam literally means island of crabs..
just next to the ferry jetty, you can see this..
spot diagnosis..?? can’t get it..??
ok, let’s zoom in..
it’s a crab..
and all these are crabs.. :p
this is a small island located off the coast of Klang..
one of the attractions here is the “floating houses”..
these houses are built on long wooden stilts.. suspended about 1 to 10 metre above the sea level..
majority of the residents here are Chinese..
inside the village, the only transportation is bicycle.. ^_^
some of the houses here are connected with the cemented road.. all these structures are “floated” from the ground/swamp.. :)
sunrise.. the view from my hotel room..
starts working in the early morning..
the Couple Bridge..
the panoramic view from the Couple Bridge..
the view at River of Bagan Teochew..
the colourful houses..
fishery is an important industry on this island..
and the main source of income here..
the fishing boats..
students playing basketball..
there are few schools in this village..
ha.. the clinic is floating as well.. :)
the voluntary fire station..
the police station..
the only bank on this island..
the Islamic Community Hall..
the Christian Center..
the Chinese Temple..
part of the temple..
another Chinese Temple with the mountain gate..
another Chinese Temple built on the sea..
there is a herb garden inside the village..
the firecracker flowers..
at the morning market..
the bamboo clams.. this is called “tek tan” in Hokkien..
yummy bamboo clams with curry..
a large fish..
the fish head is as big as a palm..
cleaning the shrimps..
the mantis shrimps.. well-known as “lai liu har” in Cantonese.. which means pissing shrimps, because they excrete some sort of liquid out of their tail when picked up.. not really pissing k.. :p
after cooking, their flesh is closer to that of lobsters than that of shrimps..
the making of dried shrimps..
the shrimps under the sun..
meet this puppy inside the village..
“heee.. saya ada dua gigi..“