Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Penang Clan Jetty Home Stay

If you want to experience life in home at Penang waterfront on stilts, Chew Jetty in Penang George Town has now a homestay program:

59A Chew Jetty, Weld Quay
10300 George Town

Chew Siew Peng 6013-438 1217
Chew Yong Seng 6016-456 1884
Chew Lay Peng 6016-402 0411

eMail: info at mychewjetty dot com

As a guest, you will be able to enjoy boat rides, barbecue parties and home-cooked Chinese dinner such as chicken kapitan curry, jiu hu char (stir-fried yam bean with cuttlefish) and fish head curry, enjoy gorgeous sunsets by the balcony or watch boats bobbing on the water from 100 year old stilt house at Chew Jetty.

Chew Jetty is part of the Penang Clan Jetty, Weld Quay and is the biggest among the 6jetties in Weld Quay. The other five are the Lim, Lee, Tan, Yeoh and the Chap Seh Keo (mixed surname) jetties. These are like floating villages. Each jetty comprises of "terrace" houses linked by planked walkways over the water.

Penang Clan Jetty, Weld Quay
Photo of Penang Clan Jetty is property of C Leong

According to Chew Siew Pheng, living on the jetty is a unique experience. When she gets home from work, all her stress and worries seem to fly away. Once one steps off the busy road onto the jetty, it’s like a different world where life is serene and simple.

My suggestion is to time your stay so that it coincides with the colourful annual worship of the Jade Emperor on the eve of the ninth day of the Chinese New Year.

Location map of Weld Quay (Pengkalan Weld

style="text-align:center;">Map of Weld Quay curtesy of mapdoo.com

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