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“Scenic and interesting peek at life on a floating village”
Review of Chew Jetty

Chew Jetty
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$32.90*
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Private Tour: Penang the Pearl of the Orient
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Scenic and interesting peek at life on a floating village”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Best time to visit this place is early in the morning. On a good day, you get to catch the brilliant sunrise slowly illuminating the floating boats docked on this jetty. Also, you avoid the annoying crowd of noisy tourists blocking its narrow pathways. Also witness the casual and laid back lifestyle of the locals here. There are some budget lodging here if you want to experience life on a floating village

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The old street of Penang”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

A special place for visitor to enjoy a different view of Penang. I took a early morning walk to the Jetty to enjoy the beautiful sun rise. You will be surprise that the Jetty is home to many of the resident that is home from one generation to the next.

Visited June 2013
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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399 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

This place can be reach by any land transport except train, free entrance. Is something's like a combination of fishing village + tourist destination. The famous/interesting wall painting r erase.

Souvenirs r selling in a cheaper price here. U can find a lots of malaysian's style childhood 'little things' here such as '8' chocolate, bubble gum, etc...

Don't forget to try the Fried Ice located at the entrance, n local home made drinks, ice bar...

Visited September 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Old meets New”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Visit Chew Jetty (the largest). We bought some beautiful paintings from a local artist there too. The jetties really give you the image of old Penang and yet set against the back drop of the skyscrapers and ultra modern Penang that is growing up fast around them. It gives a real sense of the history of Penang.

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Interesting peek into another world”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

I grew up in Penang and didn't even know this place existed till a few years ago. So I had to do the touristy thing and took a trishaw ride here.
The place has become more commercialised since Penang received its Unesco Heritage title. Lots of people selling souvenirs and snacks. But it was still a lovely visit. We saw kids playing badminton on the wooden planks. We even joined them.
I noticed how they used plastic (paint?) containers as the mould to build the concrete pillars that went into the water. Very clever!
Basically its a very quaint place and this is how people lived long ago. It will be sad if one day the government took this away for development.

Visited June 2013
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