Chew Jetty
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  • Robin S
    118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique and interesting place
    We walked from street art all the way to Chew Jetty. My guess Chew Jetty offers lot more to see among the other 2 Jetty. Authentic place, lots of souvenirs shop along the way up to the end of the Jetty. At the end of the Chew Jetty is open sea where we can view Penang Bridge, awesome for snap shoot and instagrammable spots.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,469 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chinese Community
    It’s one of six wooden clan jetties in George Town. It features buildings and are inhabited by members of Penang’s Chinese immigrant community. Ancient Chinese traditions are being kept alive in this community including the ancient Taoist religion.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 September 2023
  • AngusPhua
    Singapore, Singapore117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Different Vibes
    The jetty was an interesting place - it was homely yet vibrant at the same time. There are some eateries around for those who want some local food; and many small stalls that sell knick-knacks and snacks. It was a pretty small place and not crowded when we went at about 10am. Takes only about 15-20 minutes to cover the whole place if you are not going into the shops or the temples. Good place to come to feel the different vibes of a place stuck in time.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 November 2023
  • LaraBton
    82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this
    A real sense of history. Have just read Eng's books and enjoyed reliving the bustling commercial times. A few shops and places to take away food. I hope he area is properly preserved. There were tourists - mainly from a large cruise ship. Fantastic view of the harbour and at low tide wading birds.
    Visited November 2023
    Written 2 December 2023
  • jolinpl
    518 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best extraordinary wanton noodles here
    At the entrance of the jetty is a coffee shop that had the most friendly coffee shop owner selling drinks . The wanton noodles were very unique and delicious . They sell out by 1130 am . Then you come to a temple and then a long jetty with both sides selling souvenirs and drinks and food . You reach to the end of the jetty about 80 m away and see the sea and the boats . Overall the best thing here is the wanton noodles - a must try .
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 December 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,570 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Major tourist attraction in Penang
    Among all the water villages in George Town, Chew Jetty is the most popular and touristy. A stroll along the boardwalk and view of sunset has become a standard tourist itinerary. It is still a pleasant place to explore with lots of souvenir shops and stores catering to foreigners.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 January 2024
  • MrMrsHappyR
    Liverpool, United Kingdom1,262 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice enough area
    Pleasant enough place, a bit smaller than we thought it would be, but unique to visit. Lots of little shops open from 10am. A few restaurants open later in the day. At the end of the jetty there are some nice views of Penang Bay. Before the entrance there is a beautiful temple area
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2024
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jebuc
Wombourne, UK421 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Built on stilts, it is worth a visit. Lots of shops which were well priced. Good view of harbour at the end of pier .
Worth a visit
Written 14 April 2024
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,861 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A UNESCO World Heritage site this place is a must to visit in George Town . Established in the 19 Century by the Chinese Chew Clan there are about 70 houses/shops built on stilts above the water all connected by wooden walkways.
Lots of interesting shops for tourists to buy all sorts of sovereigns.
At the end you get a good look out into the harbour and also a good look at the big bridge in the distance, a busy place , you can also get a boat ride from the jetty , that would give you another aspect of this unique place
Written 28 March 2024
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Pallavi W
New Delhi, India233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Entry is free,its basically chinese immigrants community .Best time to visit early mornings or late afternoons (sunset time) .Avoid going in the day time ,they have small shops where one can buy souvenirs or eatables.

Not recommend for naught kids as it is built on narrow wooden planks.
Written 24 March 2024
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Pleasant enough place, a bit smaller than we thought it would be, but unique to visit. Lots of little shops open from 10am. A few restaurants open later in the day. At the end of the jetty there are some nice views of Penang Bay. Before the entrance there is a beautiful temple area
Written 29 February 2024
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mark w
London, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Interesting for 30 minutes, mostly toot toot shops now but if you are in the area it's worth a visit. Pau per pee toilet is quite nasty.
Written 13 February 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,570 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Among all the water villages in George Town, Chew Jetty is the most popular and touristy. A stroll along the boardwalk and view of sunset has become a standard tourist itinerary. It is still a pleasant place to explore with lots of souvenir shops and stores catering to foreigners.
Written 18 January 2024
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Ray
Tiong Bahru, Singapore5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Small Jetty with nothing much to see really. Luckily I was just nearby visiting museums so dropping by to check it out...
Written 17 December 2023
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jolinpl
Singapore518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
At the entrance of the jetty is a coffee shop that had the most friendly coffee shop owner selling drinks . The wanton noodles were very unique and delicious . They sell out by 1130 am .
Then you come to a temple and then a long jetty with both sides selling souvenirs and drinks and food . You reach to the end of the jetty about 80 m away and see the sea and the boats .
Overall the best thing here is the wanton noodles - a must try .
Written 9 December 2023
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LaraBton
82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023
A real sense of history. Have just read Eng's books and enjoyed reliving the bustling commercial times. A few shops and places to take away food. I hope he area is properly preserved.
There were tourists - mainly from a large cruise ship. Fantastic view of the harbour and at low tide wading birds.
Written 2 December 2023
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alllbundy
Ankara, Türkiye34 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Do not shop from this ice cream shop (end of the chew jetty). The only negative thing about our 17-day trip to Malaysia was the rude behavior of the woman working in this shop. He hung the bag tied outside his shop as garbage. She literally went crazy when we wanted to use it to keep her country clean. The product he sells has no special features. If you want to buy something different, a different type of cake is made right across the street. I recommend you to get it. It is necessary to penalize such places that are not tourist friendly.
Written 13 November 2023
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