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Roots, Clans, Street Food Cinewav Audio Tour

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Siew Hoon, like so many daughters and sons of the early Chinese immigrants to Penang, owe her life to these jetties. It is from here that new arrivals are welcomed and given a helping hand to start their new lives.

And so her life, through her father, began right here at the Yeoh Clan Jetty.

Perhaps her destiny is to share this story with you.

Start it at the End of the Yeoh Clan Jetty
Follow Yeoh Siew Hoon's captivating storytelling as we explore Penang's heritage, tracing her father’s footsteps from the historic Yeoh Clan Jetty and Yeoh Temple to the iconic kopitiams.

Clan Jetties: A glimpse into George Town’s living heritage, these waterfront settlements are remnants of 19th-century Chinese clans who built entire villages on stilts.

Cultural Tapestry: A testament to Penang’s rich cultural mosaic, the jetties reflect the enduring legacy of early Chinese migrants and their contribution to the city’s prosperity.

Heritage Recognition: The unique charm and historical significance of George Town, including the Clan Jetties, earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2006.

Preservation Efforts: Today, the jetties balance modernity with tradition, even as they navigate the complexities of upkeep, environmental concerns, and the pressures of tourism.

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Yeoh Siew Hoon

Siew Hoon is the youngest of three siblings and was born with the spirit of a restless horse, so her father told her. Since she was young, she’s been curious about the world and yearned to travel. And she got her wings when she joined a travel trade publication in her early days as a journalist. And in that groove she’s stayed till now.

When not on the road, she hangs out with her two golden retrievers, Bowie and Florence, who remind her constantly that every now and then, she ought to stay home with them.

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