After the Covid-19 pandemic, the 3rd Pulau Ketam International Art Festival was successfully held in Pulau Ketam from September 2 to September 5, 2022. This Art Festival was co-sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, National Art Gallery, Pulau Ketam Art Association (PKAA), Angkatan Pelukis SeMalaysia and The Malaysian Watercolour Society. With 200 local and foreign participating artists, this year’s Pulau Ketam International Art Festival is the biggest with the largest number of artists’ participation.
Under the promotion and leadership of Tan Sri Lim Kuang Sia, President of PKAA, the residents in Pulau Ketam have been promoting the development of the international cultural and art exchanges, which have contributed to its popularity, the development of the tourism industry in Pulau Ketam and the promotion ofpublic welfare projects for the society. Besides expanding the role of art, the discovery of the local traditional culture of Pulau Ketam has opened up a new direction for cultural heritage of the island.
Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) Selangor Branch that has been promoting culture and art in the community, supports the PKAA in jointly holding the “Pesona Alam” The 3rd Pulau Ketam International Art Festival at the SGM Selangor Culture Centre. The exhibition was officiated by YB Dato’ Teng Chang Khim, Executive Councillor of Selangor State Legislative Assemble on 12 December, 2022. More than 200 artworks were displayed under the categories of “Artworks for the Art Festival”, digital art exhibition for “International Artist” and “Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University”, which portray the beauty of Pulau Ketam.
In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, a community project “Pulau Ketam Ecology and Environmental Management” will be launched. This is an annual activity jointly initiated by JPKKP Pulau Ketam and Pulau Ketam Art Association in order to protect Pulau Ketam’s ecology and environment. With the theme of “Restoration of Ecology • Love Ketam”, the community project aims to develop the eco-tourism and systematically deal with the problem of marine debris in Pulau Ketam.