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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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  • We visited on a scorching day so we simply walked along, and didn't linger for souvenirs, photos or at the temple at the end of the jetty. It took all of 15 minutes. We were interested in seeing a pla...  more »
  • Duduk di tempat ini sangat menarik apabila dilakukan di sore hari, karena anda dapat menikmati pemandangan laut maupun dapat menikmati ketenangan suasananya. Di malam hari, lampu mulai dinyalakan dan ...  more »
  • Walked down the markets at Chew Jetty. Very interesting with little odd shops along the way. Checked out the harbour, so peaceful on a Sunday  more »