16th October 2010 – Made my very first visit to Scab Island… I mean Crab Island (also known as Pulau Ketam in Malay). The Island is located in Selangor and accessible via Ferry services at Port Klang. Woke up pretty early, about 5:30am to meet up with the rest of the group and started our KTM ride from Sentul Station. The Fare from Sentul to Port Klang is approximately RM 4.80 per way, and the journey took about an hour to arrive.
Arriving at Port Klang, we had a quick breakfast and went to make our ticket purchase for the ferry. The ferry ticket with return cost RM 14 (RM 7 per direction). The pier is just beside the Port Klang KTM Station, it shouldn’t be hard to find. Kevin was checking out the Ferry while the rest of us snapping away randomly around the area, we boarded the ferry once the ferry is near full.
Village at Crab Island
Arrived at Crab Island for the first time gives the impression of a typical fisherman’s village. Apart from taking the ferry, we can actually opt to rent a boat/speedboat in the case we did not want to follow the scheduled ferry time. First we meet the local marketplace, it’s a very small market align in a road.
This is one of the few things that runs on motor. It’s pretty creative, all he has to do is accelerate and he just steer while the cart moves. You don’t see this at all in KL! There’s no sign of motorcycle in the vicinity; everyone is on bicycle, which is their primary mode of transportation within the island. Pretty green, eh?
Fruit Seller via the Minolta 50mm f1.7
The villages past time activity
Common fisherman’s home backyard
TM Net is here
No surprise, TM Net is here as well. Wifi services are spotted available at Hotels only from my observation. Despite lacking in computer technology (no shop sighted), I believe the youngsters here do keep up with the Internet?
The people here were too carefree, up to the level that they can just sleep on their home doorstep!
Well maintained. Looks like newly painted.
That’s a huge bird feeding dish on the right!
Don’t play play. Even it’s just a fisherman’s village, most of the houses here has this Satellite dish look a like! I wonder if that’s their Satellite broadband or TV Channel? Only 2 or 3 houses spotted having Astro.
Slow shutter via Light Craft Workshop ND500
I ended my photo session with my newly acquired Light Craft Workshop ND500 screwed on the lens thread with camera mounted on a tripod. It’s probably the only shot on tripod, and boy oh boy the sun was very bright… thus, bringing a tripod is almost useless. Click here to view more of my crab island shots via Flickr.