Two ladies relax on one of the clan jetties in Georgetown on Penang, Malaysia.
One of the oldest remaining Chinese settlements on the island, the jetties house a number of clans who live in beautiful wooden houses on stilts in the water. Each jetty is home to a different clan of Chinese descendants, grouped according to their province of origin.
I took a morning stroll down the Chew jetty, one of the largest of these water villages that are now part of a UNESCO world heritage site. I don’t know if it was the early hour or if it this way every day, but it was wonderfully calm and peaceful as I walked down the wooden walkway. The pace of life was most definitely slower here.
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