I have been guiding for more than 15 years especially in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. I am a city tour guide LICENSED by Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia.
My customers range from free individual travelers to passengers from cruise ship stop-over such as Star Cruises, Silversea, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises, Celebrity Millennium etc.
I provide TOUR GUIDING SERVICE + TRANSPORTATION for tours in both Penang and Kuala Lumpur. With a vehicle, it is more convenient and enjoyable to experience Penang or Kuala Lumpur in the shortest time. Many places of interest such as Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si Temple, Putrajaya are located outside the city.
Tour packages available for the following destinations:
1) George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site
2) Orang Utan Island (near Penang)
3) Night Firefly-Watching & Mangrove River Cruise (Penang)
4) Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya
5) Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary (1-hour from K. Lumpur)
* For other destinations such as Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Malacca etc please contact me. I basically provide tour guide service with transportation in almost whole Peninsula Malaysia.
* Packages include licensed tour guide service + transportation (car, tour van, MPV and coach)
Overall (as of Oct 10, 2018)
Total tours conducted: 88
Total reviews received: 67
5-star: 63 reviews or 94%
4-star: 4 reviews or 6%
We have traveled the world with many tour guides on private tours and ship excursions. Lawrence L. was the one of best tour guides we have ever had! Considerate and thoughtful with fabulous information . . .
~ MARY LOU FOX (United States) Oct 16, 2018
An excellent guide - I have never used ToursByLocals before but if this is the high standard of tour guide I will in future. Very knowledgable. . .
~ MATTHEW SNELLING (UK) Apr 02, 2018
Definitely the best tour guide I have ever come across. From the beginning of arrangement few months ago to the end of tour, I found Lawrence to be extremely trustworthy. He responded to our emails very promptly, sometimes within minutes.
~ EDDIE LAM (United States) Jun 25, 2016
Lawrence really made our day in KL a fantastic experience. He went above and beyond to make things easy for us. The cruise boat changed port at the last minute and was late letting us off , Lawrence handled everything for us so smoothly we didn't have to worry at all. He was witty and informative. If I could give him 10 stars I would.
~ JILL FAUNT (Australia) Jan 16, 2016
. . . Could answer well the many questions of the group. Spoke English perfectly. One of the best guides we have ever had.
~ CAROLYNN E. (United States) Feb 01, 2013
ADVANTAGES OF A PRIVATE TOUR:
VALUE FOR MONEY - Usually if you have 4 or more people, it would be cheaper to arrange your own private tour.
FLEXIBILITY - Simply tell me where you want to go. You may modify the itinerary anytime.
TIME SAVING - You don't have to waste time waiting for the other 40 tourists to come back to vehicle (if you follow the big group offered by the cruiseliner).
ACCESSIBILITY - Drive all the way up! For example, the hill top of Kek Lok Si Temple is not accessible to big coaches. Be ready to climb the staircases for 30 minutes if you follow a big group.
PRIVACY - You may ask questions anytime (imagine if there are 40 tourists waiting to ask questions).
DISABLED & ELDERLY - Special arrangement for those on wheel chairs or scooters.
> Hotspot for up to 4 devices.
A Recent Review of this guide
Lawrence was punctual, gave us a good insight into Penang and organised some good fried kway teow. For a half-day tour, it was an enjoyable afternoon well spent.
LICENSED TOUR GUIDE UNDER:
> Ministry of Tourism & Culture (MoTAC), Malaysia.
> Tour guide license number: TG6630 (since year 2003)
A MEMBER OF:
> Malaysian Tourist Guides Counci (MTGC)
AN EX-COMMITTEE MEMBER OF:
> Malaysian Tourist Guides Counci (MTGC)
> Penang Tourist Guides Association (PTGA)
CURRENT/PAST WEBMASTER OF:
> Johor Tourist Guides Association (JTGA), Kuala Lumpur Tourist Guides Association (KLTGA), Malaysian Tourist Guides Council (MTGC), Penang Tourist Guides Association (PTGA), Pahang Tourist Guides Association (PHTGA), Selangor Tourist Guides Association (SGTGA) & Malacca Heritage City Tourist Guides Association (MHCTGA).
AMATEUR LANDSCAPE/TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER:
> A photo enthusiast for the past 30 years especially in landscape and travel. More than 20 years' experience in Photoshop. Photos published in photography magazines in Malaysia/Singapore.
> See the 4th profile photo for some of my artwork.
I am a licensed city guide. Although I do not conduct forest trekking tours, I am also specialized in tours at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island and night firefly-watching river cruises at Nibong Tebal (Penang).