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.
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!
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.
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.
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.