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Chew Jetty (姓周桥) is the largest, longest and the most visited, tourist-friendly jetty with touristy shops, quirky signs, mural and lots of photo opportunities. This Unesco World Heritage Site was first established in the mid 19th Century, spans Part 1 – 182 meter, Part 2 – 122 meters long with a total of 75 houses.
Tan Jetty which is located about 200 metres south of Chew Jetty is not as commercialized. The main attraction of Tan Jetty is a narrow wooden pier with a little hut which is perfect for artistic photography. The houses of the various jetties are being continually renovated and replaced. There is practically a temple at every corner but the most talked about one is the Hean Boo Thean Floating Temple at Yeoh Jetty.
|Penang Clan Jetty Pre-wedding photos by WLOON Photography|
|The iconic brown hut on stilts at Tan Jetty which is 200m south of Chew Jetty|
|It is so wonderful to find heritage places like this preserved in Penang.|
|A good photographer makes good use of objects and friendly people in the surrounding to make the image more unique|
Photos by: WLOON Photography
|Timber walkways and stilt houses|
|The main attraction of Tan Jetty is this narrow wooden pier with a little hut which attracts photographers. This is a really artistic image by Ronnie.|
Trip Advisor: Nov 2014 | Chew Jetty
|An impromptu wedding shot against a backdrop of Clan Jetty in Penang|
The fading mural in 2013 due to the harsh seaside condition. It has completely faded away now unfortunately.
In April 2013, Simon Tan executed his first mural at Chew Jetty. It was entitled Ah Kong & Ah Mah (Grandpa & Grandma) which took 2 days to complete. The mural was vandalised shortly after its completion. How sad! Shame on the person who did that. Despondent over the treatment given to the mural, Tan decided to paint over the piece. The second mural at Chew Jetty, entitled Ah Mah & Ah Soon (Grandma & Ah Soon), was completed later that same month.
|Dec 2016: “Grandma & Ah Soon” sharing a light moment- mural by Simon Tan at Chew Jetty|
|The entrance to Lee Jetty. Brightly lit lanterns during Chinese New Year.|
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|The less commercialized Lim Jetty|
|Some of the houses on the Chew Jetty have been turned into shops selling souvenirs and tourist merchandise (2016)|
Hean Boo Thean Temple is a Chinese temple built on top of the coastal waters at the edge of the Yeoh Jetty’s reclamation area and during high tide, the temple looks as if it is floating on top of the sea.
|Hean Boo Thean Floating Temple|
The present residents of these jetties are mostly descendants of their respective clans, each with its own communal lineage from China. It is therefore not surprising that most residents of Chew Jetty for instance, would still bear the surname ‘Chew’ to this day. The painting of a Merry Old Couple by Simon Tan is prominent and cannot be missed as it is right at the starting point of the boardwalk into the Chew jetty. Houses fronting the main wooden boardwalk to the pier have been turned into shops selling souvenirs and other merchandise. There are also a number of food and beverage outlets along this boardwalk. A nice mural by Ernest Zacharevic used to decorate the wall of this house. Unfortunately the painting has completely faded.
Tan Jetty is located about 200 metres south of Chew Jetty. This jetty is not as commercialised as Chew Jetty. The main attraction of Tan Jetty is this narrow wooden pier with a little hut which attracts photographers. The houses of the various jetties are being continually renovated and replaced.
The clan jetty is a living-museum offering you an opportunity to glimpse how some locals live. The clan jetty is predominantly inhabited by Chinese of different origins thus bearing differing surnames and speaking different dialects. They are mostly quite open to outsiders who thronged the floating walkways. Be polite and genuine in engaging them or when peering into their homes, as you see small children and the elderly going about their daily activities in their floating houses.
Clan Jetties in Penang
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