Chew Jetty, George Town

2.6
#2 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Penang
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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  • It's a unique place, that's why it's unesco heritage. How often you see houses floated on sea ? However, it's not really main attraction in Penang. You can come here only if you have extra time. Most ...  more »
  • cute little jetty to have a walk along. shops all along it until you get to the end where you can catch a tourist boat to look at scenery. shops are just basic-ee I suppose. look out for this gorgeous...  more »
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