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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  • We loved visiting the jetty, it was like a step back in time! The people are so friendly, do not miss this if in Penang (but do avoid the dorian 🤢)  more »
  • This jetty is very nice when you travel in the evening. We can see beautiful scenery from the ferry.  more »

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