Chew Jetty, George Town

2.7
#2 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Penang
Cross the boards and adventure into a bygone era at Chew Jetty, a historical district built on stilts over the sea. Constructed over a century ago by the Chew Clan community of Chinese immigrants, the jetty has developed into a town propped up over the waters of the harbor. Renovations have provided additional amenities for residents, but the overall aesthetic remains rustic and idiosyncratic. Planks create paths over the water, linking up houses elevated on stilts, owned and cared for by families of fishers that call the jetty home. Stop off in the local cafe for a little refreshment amid picturesque scenes of simple, archaic, unfussy life. With our online itinerary creator, George Town attractions like Chew Jetty can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Was a great experience and a nice place Lots of people so dont expect to be alone there.. Fun to see stores and restaurants combined with private living quarters  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Nothing special but pricey restaurant. Traffic is a bit messy around the area no traffic light at all.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Can have a walk there and have some famous big bowl noodle. Enjoy the wind but hot. Do not expect any nice view or proper jetty condition.  more »

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As an established tourist destination, George Town offers a range of options making use of the city's famous architectural diversity, with boutique hotels in the old town themed around the history of the building they occupy. For such singular accommodations, expect to pay a little more. Budget hotels and unbranded local options provide a comfortable night sleep at an affordable rate. The coastal areas offer more expensive resort-style luxury rooms with sea views, while away from the beaten track, you'll find backpacker hostels providing good options for those wanting to keep on the move.
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