It was the first time for the kids to ride in a ferry or a boat. In fact, it was hubby's and my first time going to the little Island. As we didn't want to go far and didn't want to spend unnecessary money to go on a trip admist all the jam and crowd, we decided to go 'local' after debating whether to go for an outstation trip or somewhere nearby.
It was quite a pleasant experience for us but I think the place could do better, with rubbish strewn everywhere under the houses. I see bottles, baby diapers, packages of rubbish all over. These stuffs takes hundreds and hundreds of years to be disposed of.
With only a population of around 20,000 people, the place is actually quite tranquil. Transportation is only via bicycle on land, with no sight of any vehicles or motorbikes on the road. There isn't much things to do there but the number of visitors coming to the Island after lunch hour does surprise us. We found out that most people go there to see the sunset and for seafood. I personally think that the seafood in other places are much more delicious.
On the way back to mainland, we made a quick stop at the fish farm. The most scary thing about the place is that it is guarded by 5 rottweilers. We were all told not to touch anything at the fish farm as the dogs will come charging at intruders who touch the things there, thinking that thieves are in action. This is because they are trained to identify thieves who normally come in the middle of the night to somehow steal some of fishes and things on board.
Overall, it was worth our Labour Day break outing.
The ferry we took to Pulau Ketam
Visit to the fish farm, which is on floating platforms and drums in the middle of the sea
Our very fresh seafood lunch.
Boats and vessels in the water.
The small little village in Pulau Ketam