Catching the Scenes at the Chew Clan Jetty Penang

Penang 2014 Day 1 : Part of our Penang series of Articles.  Click Here for the rest of the series.

Chew Jetty Signage

Chew Jetty Signage

After our very fruitful Georgetown Street Art Hunting Expedition (click to read our write up). We moved on to the Chew Jetty. Literally a Chinese village on stilts. About 100 years back in time, Chinese from mainland China immigrated to Malaya. Most of these Chinese had left China in hope to find a better life, had come as servants or slaves as they were bounded by contract. They were predominantly fisherman or worked around the pier area. The jetties are named after the clans (Lim, Chew, Tan, Lee, Yeoh and Koay) they belong to.

For this trip, we visited Chew Jetty.

The Georgetown Art invasion did not give this place a miss. Outside the jetty’s entrance there was a happy whacky mural of a grandma and grandson goofing around, with doves flying around like a John Woo action movie.

Laughing Grandma and Grandson Mural

Laughing Grandma and Grandson Mural

On top of the Jetty’s entrace we saw a Lighted Chinese Caligraphy of the words Chew Jetty.

Chew Jetty Lighting Signage

Chew Jetty Lighting Signage

We follow the steady stream of tourist walking down the jetty passing by houses. Each household had set up booths on their door step. Manned by the retired Grandpa and Grandmas. Item sold are mainly touristy things ranging from trinkets to drinks, food and home baked goodies.  The local jetties are now quite popular and several local drama had scene shot in these locations.We believe that the success of the street art around Georgetown area had helped create hype to the Jetty areas.

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Chew Jetty Walkway

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Chew Jetty Walkway

At the end of the jetty’s walkway, we found a Chinese Temple with a scenic background. In the distance, we could see the Penang Bridge as well as Butterworth. Many people took the chance to take selfies with this background.

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Chinese Temple on Chew’s Jetty

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Chinese Temple on Chew’s Jetty

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In the background is the Penang Bridge and the mainland

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In the background is the Penang Bridge and the mainland

So after our adventure at Georgetown and Chew’s Jetty. It was dinner time. Off we went to search for food. On route to dinner we stumble upon the HanChiang Ancestral Temple or Teochew Association

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