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Gim Seng L.

Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Penang, better known as " Pearl Of Orient" to some have many names in the past.

Names such as "Prince Of Wales Island", " Pulo Pinom", "Pulau Kesatu" is well known for its historical Heritage building of the yesteryears and popular with food ( local cuisine namely fusion food of Nyonya cuisine). As a Penangites (that is what we call for locals in Penang). Penang is a melting pot of many communities. I would be more than happy to take my guests to experience the hospitality of the locals and the wonderful sights in Georgetown.

I am a Tourist Guide licensed under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia, currently a member of Penang Heritage Trust, a member of an non-government organization which involves in Heritage preservation, cultural promotion in Penang State. I speak other languages as well besides English, basically Chinese, dialects, Malay language, and some Thai as well. In most cases I do also conduct tours to Thailand which is basically 3 hours drive from Penang. I conduct private tours, among some of my tours would be the cemeteries tours , namely Jewish and Protestant cemeteries .

I had served in numerous hotels , namely Hard Rock Hotel, Penang, to name a few and was a personal assistant to the Executive Chef.
Food and art are my passion and I would very much like to share my knowledge and ideas to my guests.
I graduated from Olympia College in hospitality and tourism.

A Recent Review of this guide

Gim Seng was very informative about all the sites we visited and responsive to our needs. He was very courteous and provided us water during the entire tour. He also brought several items from his personal history in order to illuminate his information. He also took several pictures of us so we are both in the pictures.
William Edgerton

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Licensed Tourist Guide by Ministry Of Tourism, Malaysia ( MOTAC)-City Guide
TG no: 10033. Member of Penang Heritage Trust ( a non government organization in preserving heritage values of Penang.
An ex-Hon secretary of Penang Tourist Guide Association(

Possession Of Driving Licence for Car & Van/ Multi Purpose Vehicle ( Non-Commercial )

Education Background: High School (Higher School Certificate)
Diploma in Hotel Management& Hospitality
Additional Professional Course: Pre-Contract Examination in Financial Planning.


I hold a Blue badge issued by the Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia, a City Guide.
I am unable to guide in National Park except Botanical Gardens, Penang.

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