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.

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