Pulau Carey is named after Edward Valentine John Carey, a British rubber planter who acquired the island from Sultan Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah, patron of the historical Istana Bandar Jugra in Kuala Langat.
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Despite its name, most locals do not consider Pulau Carey to be an island in that sense of the word, as the body of water separating it from the mainland is in fact a river (Sungai Langat).
Most of Carey Island is covered with vast oil palm estates and at first glance, it may seem that there is nothing much to do. However, visitors are in for a pleasant surprise – there is more to the island than meets the eye.
Things to do
Hatter’s Castle – Beautiful, colonial-era cottage bungalow with an exceptionally well-maintained, landscaped garden. Built in the 1920s, this was the former home of the plantation manager.
Mah Meri Cultural Village – Watch a traditional dance, buy handicrafts and learn to make headdresses using palm fronds. RM5.00/pax for walk-in visitors. Appointments are not necessary.
Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort (Check pricing) – Deluxe and luxury villas available, with plenty of activities (open to non-guests), including archery, flying fox, rock climbing, paintball, abseiling, kayaking, ATV, fishing, cycling and an Animal Island.
LS Fishing Pond – Popular giant grouper fishing pond (catch and release).
Pulau Carey beach (location provided in the map below) – Though not suitable for swimming, the beach in Carey Island, called Pantai Tanjung Rhu, is good enough for relaxation and photography. Location is provided in the map below.
Oil palm plantations – The oil palm estates on Carey Island are mostly owned by Sime Darby Berhad, the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil. Visitors wishing to tour the oil palm estates on the island must obtain prior permission from the company, who allows educational visits every once in a while.
Pulau Carey Seafood Restaurants
Many visitors come here exclusively for the seafood, claimed to be a notch above the typical fare you would find in the city.
Kang Guan Seafood Restaurant – Good food and great views. Located right by the river that separates the island from the mainland.
I Suka Restaurant (Pork-free) – Also located by the river and next to LS Fishing Pond.
Seri Langat Seafood Restaurant – Located before the river.
Carey Island is located near the following destinations:
- Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple (±20 minutes)
- Istana Bandar Jugra and Masjid Diraja Sultan Alaeddin (±17 minutes)
- Muzium Insitu Jugra, Bukit Jugra and Makam Sultan Abdul Samad (±30 minutes)
- Pantai Morib (±35 minutes)
How to get to Pulau Carey
There is no public transport that will bring you directly to Pulau Carey. The best way to get here is to drive from KL city center to Teluk Panglima Garang via the Klang-Banting road. From Teluk Panglima Garang, narrow roads takes you past rustic Malay villages to Carey Island. The drive takes about an hour.