Chew Jetty, George Town

2.6
#2 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Penang
Neighborhood · Other
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.
Create an itinerary including Chew Jetty
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Chew Jetty reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 3.5
2,965 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Could have been cleaner and tourist friendly. Most shops were closed. Nothing much to see. Skip this place.  more »
  • Along with the other clan jetties in Georgetown, the Chew jetty offers an interesting insight into the history of Chinese immigrants in Penang. Originally it would have been both a business location....  more »

Plan your trip to George Town

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in George Town

See all ›
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from George Town

4.2
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in George Town

See all ›
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
1.7
Duration: 30 minutes
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in George Town

4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in George Town

See all ›
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Nearby attractions in George Town

4.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
2.6
Duration: 2 hours