My guests include passengers from cruise ships such as Norwegian, Silversea, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Millennium, Azamara, Oceania, Princess Cruise etc as well as free independent travelers arriving by flights.
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 the cities in the shortest time. Many places of interest such as Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Caves, Putrajaya are located outside the cities.
ONE-DAY TOUR PACKAGES
1) George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site
2) Orang Utan Island (near Penang)
3) Night Firefly-Watching Cruise (Penang)
4) Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya
5) Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary*
6) Kuala Selangor Firefly-Watching Cruise & Silver Leaf Monkeys*
* 1-hour from K. Lumpur
MULTI-DAY TOUR PACKAGES
Please contact me for other destinations such as:
- Genting Highlands
- Cameron Highlands
- Langkawi Island
- Hat Yai, Songkhla & Lipe Island.
# All packages above include tour guide service + transportation.
. . . We couldn't have found a better tour guide for our first trip to Penang - definitely recommend him!
~ CHRISTINA TRAN (Australia) Dec 13, 2019
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 (USA) 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 (USA) Jun 25, 2016
. . . 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. (USA) Feb 01, 2013
ADVANTAGES OF A PRIVATE TOUR:
PRIVACY - The Tour Guide is all yours (vs. 44 tourists asking questions in a big coach).
VALUE FOR MONEY - A private tour is usually cheaper. Cruise operators charge as high as US$150/person for a 7-hour tour with a 44-seat coach.
FLEXIBILITY - Customized itinerary to suit your interest.
TIME SAVING - No wasting of time waiting for strangers.
DISABLED & ELDERLY - Special arrangement for those on wheel chairs or scooters.
Book two full-day car, van or coach tours (example: Penang 1 day & Kuala Lumpur 1 day OR Penang 2 days) and receive free entrance ticket vouchers worth US$20, US$40 or US$80 respectively on the day of tour.
Up to 4 devices.
A Recent Review of this guide
Our tour guide Mr. Lawrence L. is such a knowledgeable person, he gave us insights of the places we visited, he is hospitable, kind,polite and patient to tourists. We like him to be our tour guide for our next visit in Malaysia, i would gladly recommend him to be the tour guide of my friends and relatives.
Mary Grace Gonzales
> LICENSED tour guide under Ministry of Tourism & Culture (MoTAC)
> More than 15 years' guiding experience in West Malaysia
> License number: TG6630 (since year 2003)
> There is no big red "P" printed on my guide badge. I am NOT a new guide under PROBATION.
> My license number is 6630. I have been guiding for more than 15 years. New guides have 5-digit license numbers such as 12XXX.
ACTIVE MEMBER OF:
> Malaysian Tourist Guides Council (MTGC)
EX-COMMITTEE MEMBER OF:
> Malaysian Tourist Guides Council (MTGC)
> Penang Tourist Guides Association (PTGA)
CURRENT WEBMASTER OF:
> Kuala Lumpur Tourist Guides Association (KLTGA - http://kltga.my)
> Project engineer for 4 yrs in Singapore.
> Area engineer for 6 yrs in Malaysia for a Fortune500 industrial chemical company in United States.
> An amateur photographer for the past 30 years (especially in travel photography).
For NATURE TOURS, I am licensed to guide at:
+ Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island
+ K. Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
+ Langkawi mangrove cruise
+ Night firefly-watching cruise
+ Cameron Highlands
I DO NOT guide in any NATIONAL PARK, nor conduct any trekking tour.