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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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  • These docks are situated south of Little India and Malacca and overlooking the Canal are seven seats of Chinese clan. The oldest and largest is that of Chew. There you can find shops, houses and shrines, each ending in a small temple. Very nice to see the lives of these families.
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  • Particular houses on stilts. When we were there it was low tide then it says no water and you can smell the mud. Nice to the street to walk to the water when taking pictures that's all there is to do.
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  • C was stated in the guide, so we went there. Not of great interest. A few small shops where you can find souvenirs sometimes cheaper than in the city itself (batik to 5.50 myr then they are sold 30 myr, a bargain so).
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