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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  • To get a full picture of old George Town one should not miss a visit to the clan jetties off Weld Quay (named after a British governor). Actually there are 7 jetties left (Ong, Lim, Chew, Tan, Lee...  more »
  • Of the clan jetties in the area, Chew Jetty was the most tourist friendly. Many stalls along the wooden plank walkway opened their doors to business during my visit and I managed to shop for some...  more »

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