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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  • Pretty small neighbourhood with many houses that are built on the water. It has many little souvenir shops there.
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  • Although the hotel staff strongly recommended this view, but there is a real suspicion. Walk on the Hoteis road of wood, only then discovered that oneself is walking on the water. There are a lot of shops trafficking selling all kinds of goods. Go to the end of the road is a temple, you can view the sea.
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  • We came here 15 years ago when this was a sleepy little fishing community. This is now a mini tourist trap with lots of shops. There are boat rides for hire.  more »
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