A quick ride from Port Klang, the island of Pulau Ketam has gained a reputation for its unrefined serenity and delicious, freshly caught seafood. The trademark "floating houses", built atop wooden stilts to avoid the rising and falling waters of the mangrove swamp, do an apt job of letting you know that, despite its neighboring location, you're worlds away from downtown Kuala Lumpur.
If you've been looking for authenticity, consider it found. This is a prime place to learn about the lifestyle of Chinese/Malaysian fisherman, take a boat ride among the mangroves or just kick back and indulge your tastebuds in locally caught seafood (especially crab and prawn). Be aware, though, that Pulau Ketam is no idyllic island paradise; its restaurants lack frills, it's not especially clean and it doesn't have much in the way of a passable tourist infrastructure. But hey, you're a world traveler; you can handle it. Just don't wear your expensive loafers.