A Trip to Pulau Ketam (Crab Island),Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

My first trip to Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.

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I had never visited this place before however, I know Pulau Ketam is located on an island near Port Klang, Selangor Malaysia. It is an offshore island and people have to take a ferry from Port Klang to Pulau Ketam. You have to go to Port Klang – South Port to take the ferry to Pulau Ketam.

South Port

Port Klang was known as Port Sweetenham and was renamed as Port Klang. Port Klang also has a KTM Komuter station where people can take a train from KTM train station or KL Sentral to Port Klang.

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You can buy the ferry ticket from the ferry terminal or buy the ticket on the ferry. Currently, each ticket costs around RM7 for a 45-minute ferry ride. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to spot dolphins during the ferry ride.

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Here’s the available timings for the ferry rides from Port Klang to Pulau Ketam and vice versa.
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Selamat Datang ke Pulau Ketam! Welcome to Crab Island! There are two villages on Pulau Ketam; Kampung Pulau Ketam and Kampung Sungai Lima.

I stayed the biggest hotel in Pulau Ketam – Hotel Sea Lion in Pulau Ketam within Kampung Pulau Ketam! It is located very near to Pulau Ketam Jetty. The owner of this hotel – Mr Andy Cha, is the village head of Pulau Ketam. He’s very friendly person and I enjoyed my stay in this hotel.

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You can visit its website at http://www.sealion.com.my/index-sealion.html for its different packages and room types. 1 of the packages do allow people to have private karaoke party too!

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Stayed in a room facing the jetty and the sea view. When there is low tide, you will love the sight of crabs moving about. It is not just one or a few, it is more than hundreds of crabs! Thus this place is named after crabs. This is only a small section of the area being taken by my digital camera.

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Touring around the island is a must. People either walk, cycle with bicycles, take a boat ride or ride motorised bike within the island. No sight of cars and traffic lights at all! It is best to wear a comfortable pair of flat shoes to move about on wooden planks or concentrate ground. You can rent a bicycle at RM5 per day.

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You will see a lot of salted fish and dried prawns on this island too. It is a good place to purchase a lot of dried sea products on Pulau Ketam at an affordable price.

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Seafood meal is a must in Pulau Ketam, especially Ketam (Crab). Fresh from the sea.

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Best to have a steamboat dinner there.

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It is also good to explore part of Pulau Ketam with a boat ride to see the different village settlements (Chua Chu Kang, Hokkien village, Teochew village, Hainan village) and the

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Temple in Pulau Ketam, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

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Enjoyed my stay in Pulau Ketam. It is quite different from the bustling cities of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia and Singapore. A form of quiet, kampong life on an island. No traffic lights. Happy people with not much worries. It was good to experience such simple life and learnt a lot. People must be contented with what they have in life.

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Hope to come back to Pulau Ketam again! Will update part of this post with Chinese Characters!

A trip to Lost World of Tambun theme park in Malaysia

Selamat Datang ke Malaysia! (Welcome to Malaysia, 欢迎到马来西亚!)

This was my 1st visit to Lost World of Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Purchased a package during the Travel Malaysia tour together with the coach package as I wanted to visit Lost World of Tambun at Ipoh for a good getaway. Lost World of Tambun has Lost World Hotel, Lost World Petting Zoo, Amusement Park, Water Park, Lost World Tiger Valley, Lost World Lupe’s adventure, Lost World Tin Valley and Lost World Hot Springs and Spa. It is a good place for families to visit and have fun!

This place is not so accessible by public buses and people may have to take taxi or book coach packages to come to this place. This place was featured on Channel 8 with Quan Yi Fong and Aloysius Pang on The Dukes’ Theme Park Challenge 公子爱挑战.

Entrance at Lost World of Tambun Theme park

I stayed in Lost World Hotel as it was more convenient for me to walk from the hotel to the theme park. The best is to have a room with the view facing the theme park than the block of houses located at the back of the hotel. The good thing is that there’s Giant located at Sunway City Ipoh and people can walk from the hotel to Giant to do shopping and makan (eat).

Hotel Room at Lost World Hotel

The hotel room rates are affordable and the bed is comfortable.

Interior of Lost World of Tambun theme Park

Stalls in Lost World of Tambun for makan…

Amusement Park in Lost World of Tambun Theme Park

If you wish to play the games, you have to pay to play the games and entry to Haunted Chambers.

Map of Lost World of Tambun theme park

Lost World Swan Lake

You can try paddling with the swan boat or fish feeding at swan lake in Lost World of Tambun theme park.

Swans at the swan lake…

Best way to explore the theme park is to board the tram. The queue can be long.

Lupe’s Adventure

Free Lupe’s adventure ride in the amusement park

Lost World Tiger Valley

The place you can see different types of cats….

And watch tigers feeding!

Waiting for food now….

Tiger’s in the water…

As well as watching other animals such as Raccoon performing

Lost World Tin Valley

History of Tin mining in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

This reminds me of the Channel 8 drama – Our Journey A Voyage 《信约:唐山到南洋》where Li Nanxing, Elvin Ng starred in the drama.

You can see a lot of interesting history about Ipoh in Lost World Tin valley.

Elephants were used for the transportation of tin ores.

Dulang washer – to ‘wash’ of the sand and get the tin ore. Not an easy thing to do so after trying. People will need a lot of expensive to shake and swirl the pot to get the tin. Does it reminds you of Jeanette Aw’s Character 林鸭子 Lin Yazi in Our Journey A Voyage 《信约:唐山到南洋》 as a dulang washer. Dulang washing was usually done by Hakka women.

Learn more facts about tin, tin mining and Dulang washer. I did not expect that Dulang Washer needed to pay to buy a pass to pan for tin ores.

Time for a rest at the Dulang Teahouse and know more about the tin mining history as Ipoh’s a famous city known for its tin mining activities.

There is also Lost World Adventure Park near the tin valley area. Booking is required.

Part of the Adventure Park…

Lost World Petting Zoo

Serpentarium in the Petting Zoo…

You can see a wide variety of serpents in the Petting zoo…

Tortoise Kingdom

Monkeys to look out for….

Goats in the Petting zoo…

See different species of birds in the Petting zoo…

Rock Canopy in the Petting Zoo

My First time seeing Porcupine…

Prairie Dog – that doesn’t look a dog to me. (however, I do not have a good picture of it)

Resting place for the raccoons in the petting zoo.

There is also Lost World Animal Care Centre to take care of sick animals.

It will be good to come to Lost World Petting Zoo and see animals.

Lost World Water Park

Tried the lazy river and the water slides (sorry that I do not have the photos as I locked my camera in a locker)

I enjoyed the water slide rides and had fun then.

Best to get slides to enjoy the water sliding rides!

Lost World Hot Spring – Spa

I did enjoyed myself with the hot spring as its mineral hot spring water consists of a lot of minerals and good for health.

Hot Spring Pool area

Lost World of Tambun is located at No.1 , Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1,, Sunway City Ipoh,, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
and contact number: +60 5-542 8888. The entrance ticket to Lost World of Tambun is quite affordable and you can visit http://sunwaylostworldoftambun.com/product/lost-world-entrance-tickets/ for the wonderful packages and pricing.

You can also visit http://sunwaylostworldoftambun.com/ or its official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lostworldoftambun for updates and events.

  • Note : Park closed every Tuesday, except on Malaysian school & public holidays.

Have fun enjoy yourself at Lost World of Tambun! Terima Kasih (Thank you, 谢谢 ).

Movie – Stand By Me: Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん & Doraemon events ending soon

Doraemon

哆啦A夢 ドラえもん Doraemon craze has come over to Singapore for the past few weeks with the Bugis and JCube 哆啦A夢  ドラえもん Doraemon Pop up store, 哆啦A夢  ドラえもん Doraemon Expo in City Square Johor Bahru, 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん Doraemon Christmas Tree at One Raffle Place and Stand By Me: Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん  movie.

Doraemon Christmas Tree at One Raffles Place

There will be 2 different language version of this movie to be shown in Singapore movie cinemas – Mainly in Japanese and a few in Mandarin Chinese. 

It is about Sewashi (Nobita’s great grandson) sending Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん to 22nd century to aid Nobi Nobita 野比 のび太 aka Da Xiong 大雄 to change his destiny and the fate. You will be seeing other characters such as Shizuka aka Jing Xiang 靜香, Suneo aka 小夫 Xiao Fu, Gian aka 剛田武/nickname 胖虎. It is a very touching movie as we can see how close Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん and Nobita 大雄 after Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん came into 大雄 Nobita’s life. 

Here is the trailer of the movie.

With English Subtitles.

Cannot wait to see this movie in cinemas soon after watching the trailers.

Stand by Me : Doraemon

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Love its endearing smile. 

By the way, do visit Singapore’s Doraemon pop up stores at JCube (near Jurong East MRT Station) and Bugis + (near Bugis MRT Station) to buy some of the thematic items at discounted prices.

50% off thematic items

 

Doraemon (taken at 100 Secret Gadgets Expo at City Square JB)

There is also a 100 Secret Gadget Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん Expo at City Square Johor Bahru (near the CIQ JB area) till 4 January 2015. For Singaporeans, you will need a passport to go to JB, Malaysia.

Ticket: RM25 for aged 13 years old to 59 years old, free for  senior citizens above 60 years old and children 12 and below. Do visit the exhibitions to see the 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん Doraemons and buy limited edition Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん Mechandise. They do have discount for the thematic items too.

Doraemon Lucky Star with Bottle

I bought some Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん mechandise. Have you? 

Terima Kasih (Thank you) organizers for bringing Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん. 

Do visit https://www.facebook.com/DoraemonMY and https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeDoraemon for more updates and catch Stand by Me: Doraemon 哆啦A夢 ドラえもん movie!!!

Exciting activities await u at Little Red Cube, Puteri Harbour, JB from 27 Apr to 19 May 2013

Little Red Cube

Looking for a fun filled week? Head to Little Red Cube in Puteri Harbour, Johor Bahru, Malaysia and engage in fun activities like painting and building figures with your kids and participate in races which involve more than just running!

From 27th April to 19th May, unleash your creativity with colours on plaster figures or build and construct a fighter jet, planet with clay or anything you can imagine! Available at the Fun Hall (in between Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park and LAT’s Place).

And gather everyone to come on down on 18th May, for the 3 spectular races happening at Little Red Cube! Introducing the Grand Pram Race, Hot Heels Race and Car Race Challenge!

Grand Pram Race:
Calling all dad and future dads! Here’s your chance to join in a race like no other! Race with a pram and cross the finish line first!

Hot Heels Race:
Ladies! Show off your skills on heels by racing with your stilettos and be the fastest to cross the finish line! Bring along your highest pair of heels to be crowned the winner of the “Highest Heel Contest”!

Car Race Challenge:
Kids (below the age of 12) get a chance to race in style! Come and experience racing with a stylish remote control car and stand to win one yourself!

On top of these great activities, there are even GREATER prizes in store!
Stand to win wonderful prizes like an iPad Mini, Instax Camera, Vouchers from ToysRUs and many more!

Hurry on down to Little Red Cube soon and snap up all these prizes before someone else does! We’ll see you there! Selamat Datang at Puteri Harbour and have fun!

The ”Search for the Cebu Pacific Juan Blogger” Contest

Are you the “Juan”? Dance your way to the Philippines by becoming the “Cebu Pacific Juan Blogger”! Win free flights, hotel stays and US$ 2,000 travel allowances to four destinations in the Philippines!

Open to bloggers in Singapore and Malaysia, the “Search for the Juan Blogger” contest invites you to impress us with your most creative Cebu Pacific safety demo dance. Simply download the safety dance music and record your best dance moves in a video. Submit your video entry by 15 March 2013 and start to rally for votes.

Top 10 videos with the highest number of public votes will be in the running for the “Cebu Pacific Juan Blogger” crown, while the other nine videos will walk away with a pair of tickets each to the Philippines! Visit http://www.facebook.com/cebupacificairasean?sk=app_315533215231706 now for more details!