We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Felt like we were invading their home” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Clan Jetties

Clan Jetties
Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay) | 59A, Chew Jetty, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
0134381217
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #20 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Attraction details
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Felt like we were invading their home”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were not comfortable with this visit. It felt like we were walking right through their homes. Some had signs calling for no pictures. That is a sure sign it is not appreciated by all. Interesting cultural icon, but invasive.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

575 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    128
    271
    132
    33
    11
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
91 attraction reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
““Interesting Chew Jetty””
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We took a Trishaw for RM 10 from Penang Road to Chew Clan Jetty. The trishaw ride was entertaining as the Trishaw peddler told us many stories along the way. As we got there we stared to walk around and as he suggested we had conversations with some of the residents there & it was very interesting to hear about their lives and on how they depended on the sea; for their living for generations.
There are many old houses that were built on stilts and there are a few of them which had been converted to Homestays; in which you could rent to experience staying there.
Along some of the houses, you can try some of the local made ice creams and buy some souvenirs & t-shirts.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alor Setar, Malaysia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“海上人家”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The family there are very friendly willing to introduce nice foods and also show us the way to other tourist spots
附件有很好吃的路边摊 Laksa。

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Swansea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This place is amazing. It is so interesting to see how other people live and learn about the history of the place. They also do fried ice cream here!

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“A walk down memory lane”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Like taking a walk down an old chinese village and reminded me of life in Malaysia when I was growing up.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Clan Jetties also viewed

George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island
 
George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island
 

Been to Clan Jetties? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Clan Jetties, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.