Penang Trishaw Adventure

Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: No. No minimum age for trishaw ride
and places of visit.

Friendly: No.
Some places of visit are not wheel chair friendly and travelers must be able to go up stairs with the aid of
walking stick and walk some distance
to places of attraction.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Cantonese (conversational), Indonesian (conversational), Japanese (basic), Malay (fluent)

Trishaw Adventure

The Penang trishaw is an almost extinct means of transport in Penang.
This mode of transport has been around for more than 70 years.
During the early days of British rule, it was known as rickshaw and was pulled manually from point of origin to its final destination. The present Trishaw is a tricycle (3 wheel vehicle) with the pedal rider at the back as the 'coach captain' cum navigator. The Penang trishaw is well acknowledged and has earned its mischievious name as " King Of The Road". While they have been criticized for slowing down traffic and causing congestion, Trishaws have often been hailed as environmental friendly and an inexpensive mode of transportation.
A ride on one of these trishaws in old Georgetown is the best way to experience its true fun and character.
Apart from taking a Trishaw ride, the tour itiinerary (via van/car) goes to the Fort Cornwallis, Clan Jetty, The Khoo Clan Association, Penang's well known Street Art and a famous local product shop before wrapping up the visit.


Trishaw Ride
Town/City Hall, Cenotaph, Fort Cornwallis, (external only)
Clan Jetty
Khoo Clan Association
Street Art & Iron Rod Sculpture Display
Famous Local Product Shop
Street Of Harmony (drive through)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting location: Cruise Ship Passengers - Pickup at Swettenham Pier (Penang Cruise Ship Berth Centre)

If guests stay at hotel, meet and greet at hotel lobby at agreed time.

Alternative meet and greet location (as agreed) - Airport, Bus Terminal

A ToursByLocals signage card displaying guest(s) name(s) will be carried by me at the pickup location.

End location: At the end of the tour, I will take travelers back to the Cruise Terminal, Hotel, Bus Terminal or agreed location.

Duration: 4 hours

Unforseen delays will happen if there is traffic congestion caused by accidents
or bad weather and flooding in some areas but should not exceed 30 minutes to an hour.


Transportation in a modern, air conditioned car.

A Toyota Altis Sedan(or similar) for 4 passengers
A Toyota Van or Nissan Livina MPV - maximum 8 seats but limit to 4 passengers to optimize comfort.
Please refer to pictures.

If a larger vehicle for more than 4 travelers (or longer duration/hours) is required, extra charges will apply.
Please contact me for a different quotation.

What’s Included

My services as your tour guide for the duration of the tour.

Transportation in a modern, air conditioned car.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 Rm - Rm 100 for incidentals such as drinks, snacks, souvenirs etc.

1 USD = MYR 3.80

What’s Extra

All entrance ticket fees, ride charges, meals.
Entrance fees or tickets are payable upon arrival to attraction locations on the day of the tour.

The entrance fee to the Khoo Clan Association is about USD 3 per person.

The Trishaw ride is about USD 8 per person.


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

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

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