Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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)



Related Places

Penang Ferry Terminal

The ferry terminal is arrival and departure point for the old Penang-Butterworth ferry as well as for the ferry to and from Langkawi

Hotels in Penang

LazyBoys TraveLodge

Lazyboys travelodge is located in a traditional malay atap house, a brief walk away from Batu Ferringhi Beach

Old Penang GuestHouse

Guesthouse / Hostel located in the heritage zone of Georgetown

Attractions

Khoo Kongsi, Penang

The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall

Botanical Gardens, Penang

Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants.

Attractions

Singapore City Gallery, Singapore

A free interactive exhibition spreading out over 3 storeys telling the story of Singapore's physical transformation in past, present and future with several impressive miniature models of the island and city center.

Datai Beach, Langkawi

Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts