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    Interesting, any good seafood places.

    Is it doable as a trip for lunch from downtown KL or is an overnight better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Interesting, any good seafood places.

    Is it doable as a trip for lunch from downtown KL or is an overnight better?

    Pulau Ketam - Crab Island




    I'm not a fan of crab, but that's the attraction for tourists, went for fish instead.

    Time-wise, it would be under an hour driving from central KL, otherwise allow for wherever you are staying to get to KL Sentral then 90min on KTM Komuter and ideally straight onto a boat another 45 minutes; Tne Port Klang jetty is less than 200m from the train station. Makes for a long day, up to 3hrs approx each way.

    We were there in October 2010, in KL for the MotoGP at Sepang and saw an advert for Pulau Ketam, free time, off we went. Little has changed; some new houses, and many ebikes - even some little speed humps on the pathways as the local traffic control.

    It's different, quirky, and very Chinese - read there were less than 50 resident Malaysians who work for police, school, medical centre.

    I'd hire a bike if I went back.

    Last edited by prawnograph; 24-12-2022 at 10:51 AM.

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    Thanks for the helpful advice my travelling companion loves crab so it sounds like perfect excursion.

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    Pulau Ketam





    This in the circular 'town square'

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Thanks for the helpful advice my travelling companion loves crab so it sounds like perfect excursion.
    Crabs and co.
    I've developed a mild mollusc and crustacean allergy.
    Squid, crab, cuttlefish, prawns - yes, prawns! - but not so severe I have to remove completely from my diet, just limit.
    Accompanied by helpful daughter #2, I was asked about my diet of such creatures, before I could answer she butts in with 'it's all he eats'.
    One of Ms Prawn's work colleagues has parents with a prawn farm and they've been our supplier, fresh caught that morning. One less customer.

    Fish is OK though.

    NoPrawn-O'Graph

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    Pulau Ketam

    Watched the black clouds approaching while waiting at the jetty, as forecast, a downpour but it cleared by the time we were back at Port Klang. Took the larger (80-seat) ferry, same 12r fare and timed well with the next train with about 15 minutes to spare.





    KTM Komuter at Port Klang (Pel. Klang on signage). 18 stations between here and KL Sentral
    Ghost train? One other passenger until a few stations along the line.

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    What made you go to Pulau Ketam of all places?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    What made you go to Pulau Ketam of all places?
    Have you been ad disappointed, crabs , no cars so fewer jams , noise pollution sounds fine to me?

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    Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) Island In Malaysia

    Most recent one on YouTube . mid-December 2022, about a week after my last visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Have you been ad disappointed, crabs , no cars so fewer jams , noise pollution sounds fine to me?
    Yes, admittedly. Went there once several years ago and found it to be underwhelming as a whole. But the crabs . . . . . . yes. Hence the name 'Crab Island'.

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    Kuala Lumpur - KLCC
    'We don't do shopping'
    But did pay a brief visit to the KLCC centre and park beneath the Petronas towers
    Not as busy as expected on a Sunday a few weeks before Xmas






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    Kuala Lumpur
    On foot, about 4hrs total
    A walking day - no hurry, destination the Perdana Botanical Gardens (Taman Botani Perdana)
    Along the Klang river walkway which is hugely improved since last visit pre-covid, past Masjid Jamek took first bridge across the river, a Gloria Jean cafe, past Merdeka Square, the Malaysia Post building, a small city park



    Crossed the road and past the National Mosque



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    Great pictures , looks a lot cleaner than my last visit among the Dhoti's lascars of Brickfileds.

    I believe ShittyshityDingDong the toast of Canal Street will be posting updated photos showing us the mosques of Macclesfiled , Curry Mile Dankchester and of course the skanky whores of Pet Aling Prestbury

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    Not taken the same day, I'll get back to that, these by the Klang River bridge down from Masjid Jamek mosque, there's been a lot of work tidying the riverside walkway since last time we were here, these empty buildings now mural-ed







    on Sunday the afternoon/evening River Jazz festival was held on the bridge, this pic from morning rehearsals

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    Outside KL City Gallery
    Didn't go in - bloody tourists everywhere

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    Still walking towards the Botanic Gardens . . . the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia



    then past the Bird Park, past the Butterfly Park.
    Been to both twice previously, not this time.


    Walking - this took around an hour plus the various stops and finally at the Perdana Botanical Gardens. We saw two entrances which were closed, directing pedestrians to the main security entrance further along., maybe a result of Covid in terms of controlling numbers in the park.

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    KL - Perdana Botanical Gardens (Taman Botani Perdana)


    The entrance we used is the one at top-right on the map below


    The arty daughter has created her copies of this style on two of our trees. They've become five-headed monsters, but I have recovered from the initial shock.

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    KL - Perdana Botanical Gardens (Taman Botani Perdana)
    It's trees rather than floral, if that's important to you

    The Bamboo Playhouse next to the lake





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    KL - Perdana Botanical Gardens (Taman Botani Perdana)

    The Perdana Canopy



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    KL - Perdana Botanical Gardens (Taman Botani Perdana)

    Apart from groundspeople working, on a midweek day we saw just six other people, incl these two doing their tai chi..
    Fantastic escape from the busy city.







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    KL - Perdana Botanical Gardens (Taman Botani Perdana)





    This was the exit (with security guard lurking in the shadows) which took us out and next to the Museum of Malaysia - Muzium Negara.
    Intention had been to walk back as in typical unplanned way hadn't considered transport options.
    But - 200m on, an entrance to escalators leading to Muzium Negara MRT station, took a train back to KL Sentral.

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