Chew Jetty, George Town

2.5
#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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  • Mainly stalls and even in the morning crowded with tourists (mainly Asians / Chinese). Only at the end of the Jetty you can enjoy the view and view.
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  • A way of life on the water of the roiginary Chinese, this is the most notorious and tourist-cooled clan, the Chew Jetty. It's stuck to Armenian street and in the Street Art area so you don't want to take a walk around, you'll find Durian, Ice snow and souvenir shops with a temple in the background and a good view of the Penang Bridge for some sunset shots. On the way out you have a Food Court with lots of food options
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