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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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  • A nice place to spend a little time looking around. The wooden houses are unique as they are built above the water. Along the walk, many souvenir shops and also food stalls are available there. 
    A nice place to spend a little time looking around. The wooden houses are unique as they are built above the water. Along the walk, many souvenir shops and also food stalls are available there.  more »
  • Lovely to wander along such a historic and eclectic place. Strange to think people have lived there for generations and still call it home today. A great way to get a feel for the coast and feels far....  more
    Lovely to wander along such a historic and eclectic place. Strange to think people have lived there for generations and still call it home today. A great way to get a feel for the coast and feels far....  more »
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  • Why go for fancy restaurants, when you have the most delicious food right around your corner! Must visit chew jetty and don’t forget to order fish and chips if its your thing!! Try “ Double 1 “ the chef there is amazing and humble
  • Houses built on stilts, love the rural nostalgic wooden construction. Even though the frontage of most houses here were converted to shops for tourists (selling food & souvenirs), there are still locals living there. Do be respectful while you visit.

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