The Lim, Chew, Tan, Lee and Yeoh families came to Penang over 100 years ago from China, and founded the Weld Quay Clan Jetties on the North Eastern coast of Georgetown, working as boatmen, transporting goods between factories, whilst looking after each other within this unique community.
Today the tattered rowing boats, creaking wooden boards and frugal housing are occupied by their descendants, who maintain the same peaceful, modest lifestyle in their stilt supported homes, sea lapping the supports beneath their feet. |