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Clan Jetties form part of the Penang Heritage Trail. The Clan Jetties is used to be seven jetties until one was demolished by fire and now six remain. Clan Jetties is billed as one of the last bastions of old Chinese settlements on the island, this waterfront society is home to houses on stilts of various Chinese clans.
The history of the Clan Jetties is inextricably linked to the history of Penang. The jetties were established at a time when Penang's maritime trade was booming. The many Chinese immigrants who came to Penang in the early 19th century worked at the docks as coolies and boat operators ferrying passengers.These clusters of wooden houses were built by the Chinese poor immigrants who work near the port. The settlers of these jetties all hailed from the Tong An district in China's Fujian province. As more and more of their kinsmen arrived from China. The oldest jetty, the Chew jetty was established in the mid 19th century while the newest jetty, the Peng Aun and Mixed Clan jetty were established in the 1960s. In between, the Lee, Tan and Yeoh jetties were established in the late 19th century while the Koay jetty was established in the 1950s.
The Clan Jetties - Floating Village
The Clan Jetties location Map
Penang Bus Route
No: 307 & 401E
10300 George Town
GPS Coordinates: 5.4139809N, 100.339964E