Its capital city George Town, a world UNESCO heritage site is a living heritage of diversity of cultures, religions, races and festivals.
But lesser known is some of its beautiful natural areas waiting for you to explore :
~ nestled in the north western corner of the island is Penang National Park, the world's smallest national park but boasts of at least 5 natural habitats i. e. the unique seasonal meromictic lake, lowland rainforest, freshwater streams, sea & turtle nesting beaches and mangrove.
~ pristine mangrove ecosystem on the west coast of the island
~ the central hilly region is 2 large permanent forest reserves and main water catchment area
~ Penang hills
~ Penang Botanic Gardens, famous for its majestic waterfall
As a born and bred Penangite and professional licensed nature guide who specialises in ecotourism, it will be my pleasure to show you some of the island's hidden natural and cultural heritage.
I do hope during your visit to the island you will take back some of the landscape, cultural, culinary beauty and wonderful images of its natural places.
A Recent Review of this guide
Quite simply the best tour of our holiday. We really did feel as if we were personal guests being taken to have those special experiences that only locals would know about and be able to deliver. The visit to the local market to buy food for our picnic was a real experience as much as eating it by the rock pool in the jungle which will be a lasting memory. Great to see some of the jungle wildlife too; not only the turtles at the sanctuary but also a wild terrapin, silver backed monkeys and monitor lizard.
Professional nature guide (licence No. TG7731). Received formal training as nature guide in December 2005, a nature guide training course conducted by Ministry of Tourism and Department of Wildlife and National Parks Malaysia.
Member of Penang Tourist Guide Association (PTGA)