Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Penang, Malaysia

Clan Jetties

address: Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, 10300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Chew-Clan-Jetties-of-George-Town-Penang.jpg, Traditional Chinese settlements built on stilts at shore of Weld Quay
Chew Jetty
Traditional Chinese settlements built on stilts at shore of Weld Quay

How to get to the Clan Jetties
The Clan Jetties are located just east of the heritage zone of Georgetown and immediately south of the ferry terminal so you can easily walk or cycle here.

Clans
The water villages have been around since the late 19th century with 6 clan still remaining:
Seh Lim Keo (Lim Jetty)
Seh Chew Keo (Chew Jetty)
Seh Tan Keo (Tan Jetty)
Seh Lee Keo (Lee Jetty)
Chap Seh Keo (Mixed Clan Jetty)
Seh Yeoh Keo (Yeoh Jetty)

The Chew jetty, the second jetty coming from the ferry terminal, is the most visited and tourist-friendly among them with the longest walkway.

 

Links:

Exploring Penang's Clan Jetties (on Travelfish)


walkway, Clan Jetty Penang
walkway inside one of the jetties (photo by: Marc Cagninacci)

map and location of Clan Jetties



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