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  • Location:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Pulau Ketam Village Tour from Kuala Lumpur Including Thean Hou Temple

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.


  • Discover the simple lifestyle in the quaint fishing village of Pulau Ketam on this tour from Kuala Lumpur
  • See how houses and roads of this rustic community are built on stilts!
  • Witness daily activities of fisherman and residents
  • Savor authentic Malaysian flavors with lunch at a local restaurant (own expense)
  • Visit two of Malaysia’s most famous religious landmarks: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque and Thean Hou Temple

What You Can Expect

Pulau Ketam Village Tour from Kuala Lumpur Including Thean Hou Temple

Sultan Salahuddin Mosque

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

You’ll 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. You’ll 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, you’ll be driven back to your Kuala Lumpur hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellen! The guide Ben Soo was magnific. Thanks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellen! The guide Ben Soo was magnific. Thanks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Very interesting and impacting life experience to become aware of how people live in the so-called "Crab Island". Good tour guide for me

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We had a very informative guide, that was great. The temple is beautiful. Enjoyed the island dine and tour. A very different living compared to KL.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The Pulau Ketam village tour gave us a perspective on Malaysian way of life outside the major cities, and it is definitely worth taking; 5/5 stars. Thean Hou is a typical Buddhist temple, which does not offer much compared to others of the same kind; 4/5 stars. Overall, it is worth taking the tour, as an alternative to Kuala Lumpur city life.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Excellent tour and very knowledgeable and helpful guide. Would definitely recommend to anyone although prepare to have your vision and sense of smell assaulted when visiting Pulau Ketam fishing village. Litter and filth everywhere.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

This tour was very informative and the visit to the blue mosque was quite interesting. The village tour itself was good and guide was well informed. The walk around the village was a bit too long and could have done with being able to return to the main land earlier.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Great trip to something different. Seafood was great. Surrounding town was interesting.

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