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Billy O.

Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Greetings and a Selamat Datang or A Very Warm Welcome to Penang and Malaysia!

I am known to friends as Billy or Hock.

I am a warm, friendly, and patient LICENSED city Tour Guide certified by the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia. I was born and lived in George Town, Penang - (UNESCO World Heritage Site) all my life.

My services include Tour Guiding Service + Transportation for tours, both Penang island and also the mainland of Penang. Besides English, I speak Bahasa Malaysia, local dialects - Hokkien, and Cantonese and some simple conversational Japanese.

Apart from touring George Town Heritage Enclave (Zone) , there are other places of interest outside of George Town such as the Tropical Spice Garden, Tropical Fruit Farm, Entopia Butterfly Farm, Penang Hill, and Kek Lok Si Temple etc. which travelers can cover in Penang by using private transportation during their visit.

As a Penangnite (a term used for locals in Penang), I would be very happy to take travelers to experience the hospitality of the local people, the food, the culture and the wonderful sights in Penang.

Some of the travelers in my guiding assignments come from: passengers of cruise ships such as Star Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Millennium, Cunard liners (the Queen Mary and QE II, ) and also other FIT (free individual travelers).
The nationalities include Americans, Canadians, French, British, Germans, Brazilians, Africans, Japanese, Singaporeans, Dutch and many more.

I can meet and greet (pick up) travellers at the port or airport, hotels and provide private transportation for them for the duration of their visit. I will also take them back to the cruise port, airport or hotel when the tour ends.

Travelers have various choices, e. g. , to do a half-day, full-day or multi-day tour of Penang island and/or the mainland of Penang depending on the duration of their stay in Penang.

For example:
1) Half-day (4 hours) tour - inclusive of transportation + driver/tour guide for Georgetown City and Heritage Zone, Penang Hawker And Local Food Tours, Penang Hill an Temple Tour etc.
2) Full-day (8 hours) tour - inclusive of transportation, driver, tour guide for Georgetown City and Heritage Zone, Round The Island Tour, Penang's House Of The Rich And Famous, Orang Utan sanctuary, Hawker and Local Street Food Tasting Tour etc.
3) Mixed multiple full-day tour ( 8 hour tour) including Jewish and Protestant cemeteries.

I am flexible with the various itineraries proposed for the travellers when they visit Penang. However, each customized tour is usually different from the other. My private tours cater to small numbers (4 and below) as well as larger groups coming from various nationalities from all over the world.

Looking forward to welcoming you to come explore Penang and discover why travelers acknowledged that indeed 'Penang is the Hawaii of the East' - apart from its well known given name: The Pearl of The Orient.

A Recent Review of this guide

Very good tour with a experienced guide who told us all about Penang, allowing us to be introduced with all the religions of the city. If ever back in Penang I wil ask Billy again
Alain Vanwolleghem

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Credentials

Licensed Tourist Guide ( Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MoTAC), Malaysia).
A Member of PTGA - Penang Tourist Guides Association
IATA Carrier - Various Airlines Certification Courses
Bsc. ( Tourism)

Restrictions

I am a certified blue badge - Licensed (Malaysian) City Tour Guide.

I cannot conduct nature/jungle tours (which require a green/nature badge).

Guide Requirements for Malaysia

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Private tour guide Billy O.

Famous Homes of Early Georgetown Settlers

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Clan Jetties living heritage houses, temples, Buddha statues and more!

200 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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Full Day Heritage Georgetown Tour

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Visit a multi-cultural, multi-racial, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage,...

280 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

8 hours

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Private Half-Day Heritage Georgetown,...

A remarkable example of multi-cultural, living heritage and tradition

203 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Billy O.

Penang Private Food Heritage Trail

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A taste of Penang's culinary tradition

253 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

6 hours

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The Taste Of Penang Shore Excursion

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Taste Penang's best street food, a reflection of its multicultural,...

203 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

4 hours

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Orang Utan Island and Heritage Georgetown,...

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Get close and personal with orangutans and visit heritage Georgetown

321 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours

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