My name is Billy or Hock as known to some friends and I am a Penang Baba by ancestry.
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) travelers 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.
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 travelers 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.
I welcome you with open arms 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
Billy was a fun and friendly tour guide. He was flexible and responded to our interests. Thanks for a great day, Billy!
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)
I am a certified blue badge - Licensed (Malaysian) City Tour Guide.
I cannot conduct nature/jungle tours (which require a green/nature badge).