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Chew Jetty, George Town

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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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  • cute place of tradition houses on stilts in the water. great views and nice little stores. worth a quick visit. allow about 20 mins to walk through and take photos 
    cute place of tradition houses on stilts in the water. great views and nice little stores. worth a quick visit. allow about 20 mins to walk through and take photos  more »
  • For a historic value you should do it. Just a couple of shops. Go towards sunset and it will be good. There’s a temple that is nice. 
    For a historic value you should do it. Just a couple of shops. Go towards sunset and it will be good. There’s a temple that is nice.  more »
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  • As an historical place is interesting how people emigrated from China to the Malay Peninsula and how they grouped by families in houses over the sea and the influence they had in the city. The main problem is that there is only one sign with this information and the rest is a main hallway full of shops. If you want to see a more authentic one, you can find in this same Jetty, just take the path to the right as soon as you enter the place, is full of houses not oriented to sell you anything.
  • This is a very nice old jetty with a fantastic view. The wooden path to the jetty is rickety but stable. There are some shops selling locally made souvenirs. The view from the jetty of the harbour and fishing boats is pleasant. Nice place to go.

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