A Crowded Jetty

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Tourists taking photos of Chew Jetty on a sunny day. Chew Jetty is one of the top tourist attractions in Penang, with its signature houses on stilts.
Also seen here in the background on the right is the art mural painted by Ernest Zacharevic.

Penang International Dragonboat Festival

The popular Plenitude Penang International Dragon Boat Festival was held for the 32rd time in Penang from 30 June to 1 July 2012 at the Teluk Bahang Dam. Fourteen international teams from South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Thailand, Philippines and New Zealand, as well as thirteen Malaysian teams had participated in the event.

Penang Isle: A Fishing Village at Balik Pulau

Balik Pulau (literally meaning ‘back of the island’ in Malay) is a town in Penang, Malaysia. It is also one of the thirteen parliamentary constituencies in Penang, stretching about half of Penang Island, from Batu Feringhi at its north to Teluk Kumbar at its south.


Balik Pulau main town roundabout.

Penang Isle: Straits Quay

The Straits Quay is set within the waterfront community of Seri Tanjung Penang. It’s a 12.4-acre retail enclave offers everything from boutiques to bistros, signatures seafood restaurants to seaside cafes, antique shops to art galleries, bars and boatrides. Service apartments were also built around Waterside and the Marina with views facing the berths and the sea, hence, providing a nice seafront living. The Straits Quay is part of the Seri Tanjung Pinang project by E&O developments.

Penang Isle: The CHEW Jetty

A Brief Info

The CHEW Jetty is a settlement of wooden houses built on stilts and the name “CHEW” is the surname (the first name) of the residences and that’s where the name was derived. Migrant’s families with this surname would live together in this area. The CHEW jetty is now one of the popular tourist attractions on the island. Wooden platforms connect the houses supported by stilts on the waters. Visitors can even go for a homestay at the village for an unique experience.