Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) - My Second Visit

Posted by shloke 10 November 2008
Title: PARKER Bell
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia 
Date: 30 March 2009, 11:31am 
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

A close-up shot of a bicycle's bell. Bicycle is the one and only transportation in this island. Motor vehicles are not allowed. Strange...on my second trip, few bicycle riders were visible. During my first visit, the island is FULL OF BICYCLES! Ring, ring here and ring, ring there - reminds me of China :)

Title: Rusting 
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia 
Date: 30 March 2009, 10:04am 
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

A piece of rusting zinc.

Title: ANCHOR BEER
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia 
Date: 30 March 2009, 11:28am 
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

A decade old advertisement left on the roadside.

Title: Colours
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia 
Date: 30 March 2009, 10:35am 
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

A close-up photo of an extra large incense with colourful dragon motifs.

Title: The House
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia 
Date: 30 March 2009, 11:03am 
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

A traditional wooden house.

Title: The Bank
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia
Date: 30 March 2009, 10:57am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

A small island with basic amenities such as banks, government clinic and schools.

Title: Simple Life
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia
Date: 30 March 2009, 11:05am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

I can see pieces of zinc everywhere - used as roof, barricade and fences.

Title: PROMOTION
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia
Date: 30 March 2009, 11:29am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

Some ads and promotion from a local telco company.

Title: A wooden house
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia
Date: 30 March 2009, 11:16am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

This is one old dilapidated residential building.

Title: POWER UP!
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia
Date: 30 March 2009, 11:07am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

Local energy provider (TNB) has set up modern day power lines for Pulau Ketam residents - uninterrupted 24 hours power supply from the national grid.

Title: Capsized Boat?
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia
Date: 30 March 2009, 10:11am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

Nah...just a mangled fishing boat. The water is murky and smelly! I can only see crabs and some crawling mud fishes.

Title: Ceremonial Flag
Location: Somewhere, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Malaysia
Date: 30 March 2009, 10:31am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

A huge flag hoisted in front of a Chinese temple.

This is my second trip to Pulau Ketam or Crab Island. This time around, the island look deserted, isolated and lifeless. It was a far cry compared to my earlier trip last year. Most shops were closed and surrounding area was pin drop silence.

Hmmm....dunno what to say about my latest trip. It was a rather dull and boring trip. 

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