Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chew Jetty Penang

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On the second day of our trip to Penang, from the bus-stop outside Queensbay Mall, we took a bus to Weld Quay Bus Terminal. We walked a short distance to Chew Jetty which is a huge attraction with busloads of tourists stopping by.

This is a world heritage site. We saw how locals live in a historical waterfront settlement built by Chinese immigrants more than a century ago.

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It was low tide that morning, moored boats were stranded on mud flats.

We took some quick shots as there were too many tourists, they kept getting into my pictures, We decided to slow down with a cold beverage each, sitting on a wooden terrace and watched the locals carried on with their daily tasks.

It must be pretty cool to stay in a village built on stilts. At the same time, a bustling city is within walking distance. So convenient!

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After most tourists had departed for lunch, we started our photo shoot.

Every corner of the jetty is a picture. We took some really awesome shots.

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We chatted with some of the residents and were offered peeks to the inside of their homes. A few of the residents were enterprising and have started side businesses selling to the jetty's visitors.

Tan Jetty
Tan Jetty

Not too far away was Tan Jetty. We walked over for a look.  It was very quiet and has lesser residents. We took some photos and left for lunch.


12 comments:

  1. Did you try your luck at fishing? Usual I fine people friendly in small community.
    Coffee is on

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    1. No, I didn't. I would love to go fishing but it was low tide that morning.

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  2. yea, that place is getting too crowded lately, did you have the "mah si aneh nia" feeling? LOL

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    1. We went early morning so it was not that crowded. I enjoyed my trip to Chew Jetty. A unique village and community. The scenery is so beautiful. I took lots of lovely pictures, have been admiring them since I return from the trip. :)

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  3. Oh! I passed by Chew Jetty but did not really visit it as I had to rush back to my hotel to check out. Haha!

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  4. Beautiful pictures -- we love this kind of spot. Thank you.

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