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Chew Jetty, George Town

Categories: Neighborhoods, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • You would need only maybe half an hour to an hour here if you like souvenir shopping. There are a few souvenir stalls and the jetty leads you to sea view at the end. Interesting walk but it will have ...  read more »
  • 还是可以去溜达溜达,类似于国内的小商业街,走到尽头有几家小资咖啡逛累了可以去坐坐,尽头类似于个小码头,闹中取静吧 
  • The problem with high tourism is that everyone wants a piece of the cake. The houses on stilts are hidden by thousands of "made in China" products and restaurants. You can barely distinguish them but ...  read more »
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