Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Book Hostels Online Now
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)



Add Comment
blog comments powered by Disqus
Related Places
Penang Ferry Terminal
penang-georgetown-ferry-terminal.jpg
The ferry terminal is arrival and departure point for the old Penang-Butterworth ferry as well as for the ferry to and from Langkawi ... more
Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
Ryokan @ Muntri Street
Japanese themed flashpacker hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Annie’s Bed & Breakfast
Annie's Homestay is located in Batu Ferringhi
Things to do & see
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Penangs grandest and most famous colonial hotel built in 1884, established by the two Armenian Sarkie brothers Tigram and Martin who later founded Raffles Hotel in Singapore ... more
Komtar Tower
Penangs tallest building and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, the complex also hosts a shopping mall and a local bus terminal. The tower is worth visiting for its observation on the Level 65 and the daring skywalk on Level 68. ... more
Things to do & see
Sentosa Island, Singapore
Sentosa, which means tranquillity in Malay, is a popular resort island at the harbour in Singapore with beaches and countless of rides, attractions and things to do ... more

Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), Penang
Hill system with hill resort (highest point 833m above sea level) about 6km from city centre of Georgetown. Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill is 735m above sea level. ... more