Penang Island, Malaysia · 286 hotels available
The Clan Jetties is located in the bustling city of Georgetown, Penang, precisely along the waterfront of the city. The ferry terminal too is just nearby. It holds a significant historical value, being the last remnants of the earlier Chinese settlements on the island. In present, there are six jetties remaining out of seven, each represents different Chinese clans – Lim, Chew, Tan, Lee, Mixed Clan and Yeoh. This living heritage is a must for visitors, where the walkways and stilt-houses are such a fascination. Visitors can get a glimpse of the settlers in their well-preserved homes and catch magnificent view of the port and the bridge connecting the island to the mainland. At night, it is an equally mesmerizing sight where warm atmosphere is brought up by the surrounding lights. It is even merrier when the clans are having their traditional religious activities, in which the area can be very grandiose as it gets bathed in lights, colourful decorations and fireworks.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you can take flights such as Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia or Malindo to Penang International Airport. From there, you can take a taxi or bus, go on island-wide ride-sharing services or event rent a car to Penang Clan Jetties which will take around 30 minutes.
Nearby the Clan Jetties, there are several rich artworks being dispersed all over the Georgetown streets. This is due to an initiative in 2012 by the municipal council to hire Ernest Zacharevic, a London-trained artist to bring life out of the old shop-houses around the city as well as to spark awareness of the city’s rich history. In fact, one of the artworks can already be found at the Clan Jetties themselves – a piece featuring two kids, boy and girl, one looking forward to the ocean and the latter is holding an oar, titled as “Children in a Boat”. From here, one can rent a bike or backpack around the city for a colourful journey to oversee the other artworks along the roads like Muntri Street, Armenian Street, Ah Quee Street and many more.
Penang Hill is considered as the first colonial hill founded by Sir Francis Light back in the 18 th century. Locally known as “Bukit Bendera”, it is situated at six kilometres from Georgetown with 833 metres elevation. One can access the hill via the Penang Hill Railway at a cost of RM10 for adults and RM5 for students. Another option is to go jungle trekking up till the top which provides a fulfilling experience. At the hilltop, one can go and enjoy the native flora and fauna, fresh air, awesome city view and the Hill’s Love Lock before enjoying the delicacies at the food court.
This accommodation is situated at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, which is within close proximities with the historic Kapitan Keling mosque and Little India by a meager walking distance. The Clan Jetties are also 250 metres away. For backpackers on a strict budget, the place offers elegant classical setups with wooden floors and beautiful wall paintings. There are a wide range of rooms which include dormitories and rooms catered for travelers who prefer some privacy. It is equipped with a TV and private bathroom. Breakfast and tea are free all day, so does WiFi. The location is quite strategic where there are delicious eateries nearby such as Nasi Kandar Beratur, Kapitan Restaurant, Roti Canai Transfer Road. A perfect p for travelers looking to go around the city for the wonderful street art works.
This outstanding hotel is located nearby the Esplanade, Penang State Museum & Art Gallery and Gurney Drive among the places of attractions. The rooms offer luxurious stay and comfort with excellent service and wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, linens, mirror, slippers and towels which can be found in some rooms. It comprises of around 179 inviting rooms and suites and facilities which include poolside bar, coffee shops, swimming pools, gymnasium, as well as spa and massage.