Monday, 4 June 2018

Chew Jetty In George Town, Penang

If you run out of land, just start building over the water. Chinese clan groups embraced that idea and have established their own jetty communities in George Town. Time to take a long walk on an endless pier.

Jetty city.

The jetty designation is a loose description. More like a hydra platform, ever expanding to accommodate whoever wants to add a house.

Watery back porch.

Still room for a traditional Buddhist temple. How do they build the piers? A bit low tech: remove bottoms of large plastic paint buckets, stack them, pour concrete and, viola, pier.

Humble house interior.

Plenty of tourists wandering to the end of the pier, looking for a nice view and a photograph.

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