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.
A view of Hean Boo Thean Temple from Chew Jetty, George Town.
Established in the late 18th century, the Lee clan jetty is one of the few famous waterfront villages situated at the eastern coast of George Town. Similarly to the Chew clan jetty, the houses are built atop wooden planks on stilts.
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.