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My Chew Jetty Homestay

59A Chew Jetty Weld Quay, George Town, Penang Island 10300 Malaysia
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#21 of 192 Speciality lodging in George Town
Immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience, 'living like a local' in one of George Town's few true homestays, in a family's rustic wooden home on stilts at the Chew Jetty, a unique heritage community nestled on the city's waterfront. Right on the water’s edge of the heritage city of George Town, the Chew Jetty is a unique settlement consisting of 88 rustic wooden family homes linked by a long walkway, starting from the shore and jutting out onto the water. In existence since the 1880s, and one of seven remaining clan jetties, the Chew Jetty is unique in that the residents all share the same Chinese surname. Ours is a wooden house fronting the main walkway, roughly in the middle of the Chew Jetty. You will be staying in 1 of 5 rooms in our family house, out of which only 3 rooms are for homestay guests. You will be getting a cozy DOUBLE ROOM in the middle section of the house, with a small window on its side. The room is air-conditioned, and also has a wall fan, and is furnished with a queen-sized bed. We have a bathroom shared by all in the house, and it comes with instant hot shower and sitting toilet. Our living room, dining hall and our back and side open decks are available for your use.
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HappyTraveler1986 wrote a review Apr 2012
Penzance, Cornwall3 contributions7 helpful votes
My fiancé and I stayed with the Chew family for one night at the end of March 2012. Miss Chew was so friendly and helpful, she even went to the bus station at 1030 pm to get us bus tickets to the Cameron Highlands (despite our polite protests). The room was clean and comfortable with air-con while the toilet is shared and of the traditional Malay variety. The jetty community is very picturesque and is ideally located for exploring Georgetown with the bus station just down the road. Our only complaint is that we could not stay longer!
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Date of stay: March 2012
Elisa_Chiang wrote a review Apr 2012
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong1 contribution1 helpful vote
The Chew Jetty itself is a big attraction. Every corner is a picture. The sunrise, sunset, moonlight and ebb glorify the scene. We feel at home in the Homestay. The wooden balcony on the sea is the wonderful place for enjoying the breeze, chatting or staying alone. The Chew family are warmhearted and lovely, providing useful tourist information and local stories. The food stalls and food court outside serve cheap and nice local food. Bak Kut Teh, shrimp noodles and iced coffee are highly recommended. It is convenient to travel the Georgetown starting from the Chew Jetty Homestay. There are buses to go to the centre "Komtar", the beach area "Batu Feringgi" and Penang's landmark "Penang Hill" in the bus stop nearby.
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Date of stay: April 2012
US$15 - US$16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
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