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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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  • Very unique village location, wooden houses, wooden boardwalk, rustic feeling. However it has become too touristy, almost every house located on the jetty has turned into a shop selling souvenirs, but...  more »
  • A pretty unique place to visit where you can see families living in houses built over the seas. Jetty extends outwards but may be quite dangerous for kids due to lack safety barriers. Cheers 
  • Found it personally not very particular. It's like many markets where especially little souvenirs. There was in 5/10 minutes through it. If you see you can always go through the streetart goes this way.
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