and the human psyche. My friends call me quirky for the range of interest I engage in.
I hike, backpack, poi, read and do a range of stuff that catches my fancy =D
I usually feel at my best when it comes to sharing and learning. I'm an avid traveller with experiences of travelling, working and living abroad in Asia, North and South America.
As a guide, I have a deep passion for culture, present lifestyle as well as history both mine and yours (where ever it is that you hail from!) and if there is a place in Malaysia where I could specialize or recommend a visit, it would be my hometown - the (600 years!) historical city of Malacca where it all begins!
While I specialized in Malacca, I am also available for heritage tours of Kuala Lumpur for it is I would say the birthplace of modern-day Malaysia particularly in terms of economics and governance.
Please do inquire should you be interested to have me as your guide in other cities/ locations in Malaysia as each city is uniquely rich in their respective local flavour! I shall be uploading more tour options soon! =)
A Recent Review of this guide
We were very happy with Melissa. She speaks excellent English, is friendly, flexible and explains things very well. As we toured, we felt comfortable to ask her any (and many) questions. We weren't in Kuala Lumpur for very long, but felt like we packed a lot in and was able to cover way more ground than if we hadn't had the tour. Melissa went over and beyond our expectations and we couldn't have been happier with our tour.
I am an English language city guide accredited by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism.
I am also a member of the Kuala Lumpur tour guide association (KLTGA) which stipulates ongoing tourism knowledge training as a requirement for license renewal.
I have been trained as docent at the National Museum and have been accepted into a scholarship program as part of a tourism exchange to study Spanish in Colombia for 4 months in 2016.