Clan Jetty Penang - the area where the clan jetties in Penang were once littered with wood planks and firewood. Locals gathered the planks and constructed jerryrigged piers, houses and sheds. Settlements grew on these piers, and in addition to providing housing for locals, they were also used for the loading and unloading of goods onto boats and mooring of sampans. Each individual jetty identified with respective clans. Originally there were seven clan jetties but only six remain, Chew Jetty is the largest and most active and has become something of a tourist attraction, with visitors eager to view these last bastions of Chinese settlements and a vanishing way of life.
- ©John Lander
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