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Penang Shore Excursions

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Penang Private Shore Excursions

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Enjoy a private shore excursion tour of Penang Island with a friendly personal guide from ToursByLocals. Your private guide knows the Pearl of the Orient as only "Penangites" do (as locals are called), and is eager to give you an unforgettable tour that reflects your travel interests.

Visit the must-see attractions that appeal to you, from Fort Cornwallis to the Khoo Khongsi Temple, but also discover places that your private local guide is inspired to show and tell you about, with stories that bring Penang's history and culture alive for you.

Experience the island's famous beaches. Find out why Penang is considered the culinary capital of Malaysia. Explore the fascinating cultural history of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a leisurely ride in a trishaw and relax with a traditional massage.

Book a Penang shore excursion tour offered by ToursByLocals. Ask your personal guide about customizing your private tour to include exactly what you want to see and do in Penang
Tour Guide Legal Requirements
All tour guides must be certified by Tourism Malaysia. There are specific requirements that are outlined:

Green License: (Localised nature tourist guide): The guide has gone through 1-2 weeks of training on certain nature locations which is stated on their badge and are allowed guiding only in that location.

Beige License: (Basic Tourist Guide): The guide has gone through 3 months Basic Tourist Guide training course and 3 months practical before he/she is required to sit for 4 categories of examination (Oral, Slides, Coach commentary, written) and need to pass the examination before getting the licence to start guiding.

Blue License: The guide would have been guiding for at least 2 years with a Beige Licence and has sat and passed the Confirmation Course and Examination (1 week) after 2 years.

These badges must be clearly displayed on the guide's person. report error

All ToursByLocals guides have met our ToursByLocals Guide Requirements which includes warranting that they can legally give the tours they offer.
Deboarding Requirements
Citizens of many countries require only a valid passport to enter Malaysia.

Visit the Malaysian Government Website for more details.
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