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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  • If it is already there on the way to explore the village on the water. It is now also very touristy but on the other hand, the residents through tourism can make better also their living.
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  • Chew Wharf, one of a number of similar jetties has a lot of history and has some character but deep down it is a place for the locals to sell a range of tourist stuff. Worth a visit to see the histori...  more »
  • Nothing to really see or do, lacked any real feeling of Penang, basically a line of shop houses on the water with a temple at the end, vendors selling local souvenirs which can be purchased all over G...  more »

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