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 not very nice to look, but walking on a walk ingested a different house and sea view is more interesting than the different, and it's worth a walk. If it wasn't for the businesses that were at night but the people who really lived here, I'm afraid it would be overwhelming.
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  • I visited the Chew Jetty expecting to see something of the history of jetty life. I was a little underwhelmed. Lots of shops selling bits and pieces for tourists. No great views or cultural insights h...  more »
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