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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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  • Walking around this local village which is now a tourist destination is thoroughly enjoyable. There are plenty of locals who have set up little stall out side their houses onto the wooden footpath tha...  more »
  • Very busy , very hot and sadly not much to see other than small stalls selling tourist plastic so for a middle aged English couple not the greatest trip ever.That said I am glad we went as the glimpse...  more »
  • Just a quick stroll around Jetty during Penang CNY celebration week and it surely decorated to celebrate the day !