Pulau Ketam Village Tour From Kuala Lumpur Including Thean Hou Temple

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This tour from Kuala Lumpur takes you by coach and ferry to the quaint fishing village of Pulau Ketam (Crab Island). Discover the simple lifestyle of locals as you walk with your guide through the island village -- built entirely on stilts! Back in Kuala Lumpur, visit Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, the country's largest mosque, and Thean Hou Temple, one of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia. Your knowledgeable guide will provide a memorable and educational experience.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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After pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel in the morning, take a 1-hour drive to Port Klang, where youll board a ferry to Pulau Ketam, which is translated as Crab Island.

Youll spend your morning exploring this quaint fishing village by foot to discover the simple lifestyle of Malaysian locals compared to residents of the big city. Pulau Ketam offers a unique view of the busy harbor and the mangrove swamps of nearby islands, and is unique because the entire village is built on stilts!

Your guide will tell you about the history of this rustic village, which remains unchanged despite the flow of tourists. Pass by locals relaxing on their front porches and see fishermen going about their daily tasks such as peeling shrimp to be used in the local restaurants not surprisingly, this place is famous for its seafood, especially its crab. Youll also pass by some colorful Chinese temples, some of which are fronted by statues of sea animals such as shrimp and fish.

Pop into a local restaurant to enjoy lunch (at own expense), letting you taste the authentic flavors and flairs of this local Malaysian town. Then, catch the ferry back to Port Klang and hop back on the coach for a brief sightseeing tour.

Drive by fabulous Palace of the Sultan of Selangor, followed by a stop outside Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque. Occupying nearly 36 acres (15 hectares), this is the country's largest mosque and the second-largest mosque in Southeast Asia.

Your last stop is Thean Hou Temple, one of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia. Enter the temple and see the elaborate murals and decorative embellishments, giving you a glimpse into Chinese artistic traditions.

After exploring this incredible temple, youll be driven back to your Kuala Lumpur hotel.

Inclusions for Pulau Ketam Village Tour From Kuala Lumpur Including Thean Hou Temple

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Roundtrip ferry tickets between Kuala Lumpur and Port Klang

Exclusions for Pulau Ketam Village Tour From Kuala Lumpur Including Thean Hou Temple

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Please note that hotel pickup and drop-off service operates only for hotels within the Kuala Lumpur central city limits. If you are staying at the following hotels, please either make your own way to a hotel in central Kuala Lumpur or contact the local tour operator after booking to arrange pickup service for an additional fee (contact info will be provided on your confirmation voucher):
  • Greater Kuala Lumpur: Le Meridien, Hilton, Cititel, Boulevard MidValley, Pearl International, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya, Crystal Crown, Armada, Holiday Villa Subang, Grand Dorset Subang, Petaling Jaya Hilton, Sunway Lagoon, One World Damansara

    Sri Kembangan: Palace of the Golden Horses

    Shah Alam: Holiday Inn Glenmarie, The Saujana, all hotels within the Shah Alam area

    Putrajaya & KLIA: Putrajaya Shangrila, Putrajaya Marriott, Cyberview Lodge, Equatorial Bangi, Pan Pacific KLIA, Concorde Inn KLIA

    Cancellation Policy
    • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
    • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
    • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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    21 reviews by the users

    • This has to be by far the worst tour I have ever been on in my life.
      Firstly, the guide to pick us up was late by thirty minutes. I then went up to our apartment to retrieve the tour information so I could call to ask what was happening and left my family at the lobby. One minute after I left, the driver arrived and my family packed our gear into the van. After the guide found out I was not there he told my wife to take the bags out of his van as he had others to pick up, and apparently was very terse and rude about it when my wife told him that I would be back in five minutes. That was interesting as my wife told me that there were only four seats left on the van so who else was he to pick up? The driver would not wait for me to return even though he was the one who was late.
      Eventually after one and a half hours from the original time of pickup another guide arrived with two other people and we were on our way. The guides name was Thomas.
      When we arrived at the pier the crowd that was there was horrendously massive. We were told to wait while Thomas parked up, he also told us that it was a public holiday which accounted for the size of the crowd. Ten minutes later Thomas got us to line up in the queue but people were pushing past us and shoving us around to try and get to the front. When it came time to board a ferry that arrived all hell broke loose. We were being shoved from all sides by the locals who wanted to get on the ferry, a few times I lost members of my family and the youngest was my eight year old daughter who was shown no mercy by this unruly mob who wanted to board this ferry. This happened on four separate occasions before we were able to board a ferry. By the second boarding attempt I had to resort to grabbing people and shoving them back to prevent my little girl from being crushed. I was separated from my family and tour group each time and further apart during these ridiculous boarding attempts. The mentality of the locals was nothing short of disgusting.
      Our time on the island was nice, our guide Thomas was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer any questions and allowed us the time and opportunity to soak up the culture and take photos. He also showed us the same courtesy at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque and Thean Hou Temple on our drive to the pier. The island itself was a step back in time but I only wished that the locals would take their environment into consideration as there was rubbish everywhere.
      The lunch was tasty and ample.
      When it was time to depart we were faced with the same unruly mob mentality when boarding the ferry to return. This time though a poor woman was unfortunate enough to fall over the edge.
      I have nothing against Thomas, he made the day with his insight and courtesy, but the experience as a whole was overshadowed by the tardiness of the first guide and the attitude of the locals.

    • We really enjoyed this day with a fun and friendly and informative guidelines.
      We really enjoyed our visit to the Blue Mosque, seeing Port Klang and our time at the fishing village.
      We could have done with more time at Ketam.

    • A wonderful experience with our great guide Thomas. The visits on the way to the island were great, and the journey by boat was interesting. The island itself is fascinating, and the food provided in the and #39;Remember Me and #39; restaurant was great.

    • It was an interesting trip with stops at the Temple and the Blue Mosque, which was a nice surprise since it wasn't listed in the posting. The lunch at Pulau Ketam was delicious but we had to pay extra for the crab. Considering it's a Crab Island tour one would think that would naturally be on the menu. It's a neat day trip from KL.

    • The guide was awesome. The village was interesting, but pretty dirty. I am glad I made the trip, but its sad to see so much trash all over. I would still recommend this tour, but be prepared for a visit to a real village.

    • Tour was interesting, the tour guide was ok as well. But my suggestion is for him to talk about the tour and be more informative about the sights. He tended to speak about himself and his old career. He told many jokes that could be insulting to some people.
      Overall a tour worth doing.

    • Excellen! The guide Ben Soo was magnific. Thanks

    • The place was dirty and there was 2 dead dogs on the path. the guide was good and very talkative, would not do tour again

    • This tour was amazing!

    • We thoroughly enjoyed our day out - our guide was informative, tour was interesting and seafood lunch was great.

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