Koay Jetty Penang – 25 Years Apart is the first photographic record of a Penang clan jetty. Its publication is especially poignant as the Jetty was demolished to make way for a highway and residential project in 2006.

Dr Ooi Cheng Ghee’s photographs document the Koay Jetty’s slow decline and the lives of its Chinese working-class inhabitants in two separate tranches spread over twenty-five years. Koay Jetty Penang – 25 Years Apart reveals the lost history of the Koay Jetty for the very first time, capturing the hardships of life juxtaposed against the relentless encroachment of the modern world.