Chew Jetty, George Town

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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. Use our George Town trip planner to add Chew Jetty and other attractions to your George Town vacation plans.
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  • I went there with 2 more friends. We visited to all the jetties. Chew Jetty is one of them which to my personal view is too tourist oriented jetty as compared to few others. Nevertheless, it is still ...  more »
  • Very cute and a nice view at the end of the jetty. However it is very crowded and touristy, and the shops only have the usual tourist low quality souvenirs. Don't come expecting a local Malaysian expe...  more »
  • The largest of the old jetties of the Chinese clans of Georgetown. Honestly, it's not worth it. In fact it is a single walkway full of shops for tourists, without anything of the atmosphere that you probably had to breathe in the past. Rightly in the early morning or evening tourists are not allowed to preserve the privacy of that still lives in those houses on stilts. If you want a minimum of the old atmosphere, much better the Jetty Tan at dawn
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