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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. 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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  • It was an interesting experience to visit Chew Jetty. In fact we visited three jetties during our visit. A great experience during my first visit to Asia. Visitors should realise this is part of histo...  more »
  • Small jetty with heaps of people, on a small walkway, lined with shops selling tourist stuff. Only 2 interesting shops are the durian puff shop and the ramen shop. Would gladly give this a miss if I k...  more »
  • I reached this place by walking from the Bus Station of the Free Buses or at the end of the line. Except for the little Buddhist temple located here, there is nothing really to do here. I felt like in...  more »