Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Penang-Malaysia by Tour Guide Lawrence L. (Guide #5201)


Silvia Laudani

Poland
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Tour: #66140, [44 paxs] Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya_Tour, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Feb 24/20

I recommend him ... simply ... very nice

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I always plan and recommend the best for my guests based on my professionalism. I appreciate your credits for my effort. Thanks.

Silvia Laudani

Poland
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Tour: #51166, [44 paxs] Penang Heritage/Culture/Nature_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Feb 23/20

I recommend him ... simply ... very nice

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I always plan and recommend the best for my guests based on my professionalism. I appreciate your credits for my effort. Thanks.

Bonnie Lyons

United States
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Tour: #51598, [5~12 paxs] Penang Heritage/Culture/Nature_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 26/20

Although congenial and willing to be out on a tour the second day of the CNY, we felt like our visions for the day were vetoed to keep to the guide's schedule that fit his preferences/needs. We had had such an amazing guide the previous day in KL, the contrast was noticeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My apologies for proposing Penang Hill instead of going to Tropical Spice Garden. My sister stays near to the Garden. For the past few years during Chinese New Year, it took us a least 3 hours to/from her house for reunion gatherings, as there is only one narrow and winding beach road leading to the place. I honestly did not want my group to be trapped in traffic jam on this second day of Chinese New Year. I believe I have misunderstood and neglected the interest of my guests. Again, my sincere apologies.

Mary Grace Gonzales

Philippines
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Tour: #292962, [1~4 paxs] Half Day Penang Heritage/Culture/Nature_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 19/20

Our tour guide Mr. Lawrence L. is such a knowledgeable person, he gave us insights of the places we visited, he is hospitable, kind,polite and patient to tourists. We like him to be our tour guide for our next visit in Malaysia, i would gladly recommend him to be the tour guide of my friends and relatives.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Mary. Please send my regards to Mr Rodrigo Duterte.

Alexandra Foster

United Kingdom
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Tour: #264807, [1~4 paxs] Orang Utan Island + Penang_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

Our tour in Penang was fabulous. Lawrence was waiting for us at the prearranged time and place on the dockside. Lawrence was an excellent guide, he was very knowledgeable about Penang and the rest of the Malay Peninsula. We drove out of The city and off first to visit the Orangutans, the facility is well run and is not a zoo the animals are rehabilitated and released. We then drove back to Penang for lunch, took the Train to the top of the hill, where the views were spectacular. Thank You Lawrence !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Your review is my best reward.

Aimee Anillo

United States
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Tour: #264807, [1~4 paxs] Orang Utan Island + Penang_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this 100th traveler rating. It’s 3 digits now. Yabadabadoo!!!

Adrian Nung

Australia
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Tour: #51598, [5~12 paxs] Penang Heritage/Culture/Nature_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

Lawrence was fantastic as our guide. Extremely knowledgeable, covered absolutely everything. Very well prepared (before and during the tour) and offered us plenty of options for the day. Also great with time keeping as we had to be back on board our cruise ship by 4pm. Really made the day as smooth as possible. We were all very happy and highly recommend Lawrence to anyone visiting Penang.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANKS! P/S: I wish I could highlight this word in bold and red.

Becky Hoover

United States
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Tour: #209678, [5~14 paxs] Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya_Tour, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

Lawrence was so funny, witty and fun to be around for the day! Great tour guide, knows so much information about the area. Showed us some unique sites! Very helpful and great guide! We had a group of 10 and he had no problem keeping us on schedule for our allotted cruise port time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: No duty is more urgent than returning thanks.

Alison Fox

United States
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Tour: #51598, [5~12 paxs] Penang Heritage/Culture/Nature_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 25/19

Lawrence was very passionate about Penang and it showed. He took us on a food-focused tour of the city and we loved trying new flavors as well as seeing the city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind review. To show my appreciation, I will instruct my government to pay all the expenses of your next visit to Malaysia.... if I luckily become the first Chinese Prime Minister.

Alison Fox

United States
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Tour: #209678, [5~14 paxs] Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya_Tour, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 24/19

Lawrence was great. He showed my multi-generation family around (2 to 60s) and was great with all ages.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Between your review and a drum of whiskey, I choose the former.

Young Hwan Kim

South Korea
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Tour: #264807, [1~4 paxs] Orang Utan Island + Penang_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

We all liked him as a person - kind, knowledgeable, focused, and his professional concentration for more than anything else. We would not have enjoyed it without him. In appreciation for his guide, we all wish to offer him four stars. We thank you again for the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Please do not forget to contact me again for your near future trip to Cameron Highlands.

Christina Tran

Australia
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Tour: #264831, [5~12 paxs] Orang Utan Island + Penang_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 11/19

We had a big family holiday and to cater for our parents who cannot understand English and the younger generation that can only understand English, so we chose Lawrence for his ability to speak fluently in both English and Mandarin - and he didn't disappoint! Lawrence is very friendly, knowledgeable and brilliant. We couldn't have found a better tour guide for our first trip to Penang - definitely recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for trusting me to bring your father (alone) to fly to Kuala Lumpur. I am glad to know that he enjoyed the day trip there.

Don Tom

Canada
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Tour: #66140, [44 paxs] Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya_Tour, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 6/19

Lawrence was on time. It was good that he spoke Mandarin as well as English because many in our group understand Mandarin better than English. He was very knowledgeable about Malaysia and Malaysian history. Don

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you can see me now, Don. I am sending you a big hug!

Joanne Day

United States
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Tour: #49675, [1~4 paxs] Penang Heritage/Culture/Nature_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Nov 20/19

Excellent day tour in Penang! Lawrence picked us up promptly at the cruise port in a nice, air-conditioned car, and he had a full day of site seeing and activities planned, adding to and changing the schedule to meet out preferences. He communicated with us before the trip to further adapt the day to our interests. He is very knowledgeable, articulate, and witty. Plan early and make sure you get Lawrence for your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I would floss a tiger’s teeth if you want me to. This is how much I appreciate your review.

Nicholas Mottram

United Kingdom
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Tour: #264807, [1~4 paxs] Orang Utan Island + Penang_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

We had a very good trip with Lawrence to the Orang Utan Island to see the sanctuary there and heard all about the efforts that are being made to grow the Orang Utan population. We were only in Georgetown Port for the day and Lawrence ensure that we were back on board in good time for sailing. He is very knowledgeable about the sanctuary and the orang utans and we can thoroughly recommend his tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I wish you were a TERMINATOR and told me "I'LL BE BACK" the moment you walked back to the ship.

Gerald Furst

United Kingdom
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Tour: #294587, [1~4 paxs] Half Day Orang Utan Island_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Oct 25/19

Lawrence was a brilliant guide. Great knowledge & extremely helpful . We highly recommended him . Gerald Furst London UK

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Orang Utans say thank you for the oranges. I say thank you for your kind review.

Jaruda Nishida

Thailand
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Tour: #49675, [1~4 paxs] Penang Heritage/Culture/Nature_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kob koon krub. Sawatdee krub.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

May Ng

United Kingdom
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Tour: #292981, [5~12 paxs] Half Day Penang Heritage/Culture_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Aug 14/19

Lawrence made sure the tour itinerary and to plan and was prepared to make adjustments when there was haze on the day. He made sure our group of 10 was always safe and looked after, including my dad who in the late 70s and can't walk far. He was always kind to the children and understood about my son with autism. I would highly recommend him as your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Terima kasih. 谢谢你. Korb kun krub. I wish I could speak more languages.

May Ng

United Kingdom
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Tour: #51598, [5~12 paxs] Penang Heritage/Culture/Nature_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/19

Lawrence communicated with us well before the tour and gave us the reassurance that the tours arranged were confirmed and all charges expected. He is extremely knowledgeable and considerate of all members of our 10 group. This included 2 seniors ,one who couldn't walk far, my son with autism and 5 kids in total. He is always friendly and chatty and answered all questions with honesty. I would highly recommend him to be your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I would floss a tiger’s teeth, that’s how much I appreciate your review.

Thaweesak Taechakijviboon

Thailand
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Tour: #51166, [By Coach] Langkawi History & Nature Tour, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, brother Thaweesak. Very glad to know you.

Thaweesak Taechakijviboon

Thailand
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Tour: #51166, [By Coach] Penang Heritage/Culture/Nature_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Aug 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kob koon krub, pee Thaweesak. Dee jai mak tee dai roo-jak gan.

Wanda Hale

United States
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Tour: #294587, [1~4 paxs] Half Day Orang Utan Island, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope your were amused and amazed by the Orang Utans.

Francine Versalie

United States
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Tour: #264807, [1~4 paxs] Orang Utan Island + Penang_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you from BJ, Adam, Hiroshi, April... and the rest of the Orang Utans of Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island.

Francine Versalie

United States
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Tour: #49675, [1~4 paxs] Penang Heritage/Culture/Nature_Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jun 23/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope you have enjoyed walking in the 130 million years’ old Tropical Rain Forest as well as the 360-degree tree-top platform.

Michael Straneva

United States
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Tour: #49680, [1~4 paxs] Multi-Day Tour in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpor, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Lawrence was an insightful guide who inspired our trip. He kept introducing new and different concepts to every portion of the itinerary . He personal stories of the "National Emergency" and the economic development to the region allowed us to have a better understanding of the culture. I would recommend him without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mike, hope you have arrived Jakarta safely. I really enjoyed our 4 days’ tour together at Kuala Lumpur > Cameron Highlands > Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island > Penang. See you again for “Itinerary B”.

Debra Scott

United States
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Tour: #264807, [1~4 paxs] Orang Utan Island + Penang Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Apr 11/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shoes: $75 Coat: $45 Shirt: $20 Thank You: PRICELESS.

Amal Pollack

United States
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Tour: #209685, [1~4 paxs luxury] Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

Lawrence was an exceptional guide. He was highly knowledgeable and friendly. His language skills were excellent. He helped make it an enjoyable day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A good tour review is surely the father of success.

Trevor Labrum

United States
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Tour: #49675, [1~4 paxs] Penang Culture + Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Apr 2/19

Great tour! Lawrence was knowledgeable and funny. A pleasure to tour with. He made sure we had a great time! Would be happy to tour with him again! Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The tour was full of great conversations. I am glad we have two things in common: 1. Dreaming of old school days is a nightmare 2. One wife (officially).

Keith Lee

Canada
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Tour: #292981, [5~12 paxs] Half Day Penang Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

Lawrence is a wonderful guide who really took care of our group of five including our moms in their 80s. And great recommendations re food and shopping.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for understanding that I’m way too lazy to send an actual thank you card.

Jason Sandri

United States
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Tour: #292962, [1~4 paxs] Half Day Penang Heritage/Culture Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Mar 2/19

Lawrence was very informative and professional. Tour was exactly what we asked to see. Only problems: the air conditioning in the vehicle was not working properly. Tour guide was borrowing the vehicle since his car was being repaired so this likely won't be an issue going forward. The last thing we went to see the Kek Lok Si Temple and felt that was a bit rushed. Did not get to tour the temple much but loved making our wishes on ribbons and feeding the turtles while we were there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, my car (Honda Civic) was sent for repair due to noisy axle bush. It was MENTIONED during the late-minute's booking. I cannot put my guests at risk. The borrowed car (Honda CRV) belongs to my brother in-law. The air-conditioner was actually OK. I was less familiar with the borrowed car's air-conditioner system. After the tour, I adjusted the fan speed and it was working fine. My apologies.

Darrell Shrader

United States
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Tour: #209685, [1~4 paxs luxury] Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

Lawrence was an engaging and knowledgeable guide for the Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya area. He was able to give us background information and an historical context for all of the cultural highlights of the two cities. He also had a great sense of humor which made the day just that much more enjoyable. Our day trip was Feb.17,2019.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking me along on this great tour. ;-)

Tara Coad

Australia
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Tour: #49675, [1~4 paxs] Penang City + Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 31/19

My family and I stopped off at Penang Island on a cruise last week and in our one day there wanted to see as much as possible, so we thought what better way than having a local show us around! Lawrence was a wonderful tour guide! He was punctual, knowledagble, patient and a genuinely nice guy! We can't fault his service. 5 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the 5-star review. You can’t see me but I’m totally doing a happy dance.

Carol V.

Canada
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Tour: #51598, [5~12 paxs] 6-hour Customized Penang City + Heritage Tour for Carol Velocci., George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 29/19

The 12 of us had a fantastic day with Lawrence on Penang shore excursion. Even though we were late at port, Lawrence made sure we covered all the points of interest - with lots of information, details and all with a great sense of humor. Thank you so much, Lawrence - it was a fantastic day in Penang!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You = awesome. Me = grateful.

Manuel Floresca

Windsor, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #292981, [5~12 paxs] Half Day Penang Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 20/19

Lawrence was prompt, knowledgeable and helpful. He greeted us at the onset with a big smile. He is very flexible to our needs. Thanks Lawrence

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I feel something unusual in my heart. If it is not cholesterol, it must be gratitude.

Tom Schmidt

Canada
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Tour: #49675, [2 paxs] Customized 4-Day Tour: Malacca + Kuala Lumpur + Cameron Highlands + Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 15/19

Lawrence prepared and delivered a creative tour for 4 days in Malaysia. He is very easy to work with, communicated well during the planning process and on the tour, and focused very well on our interests so that our customized tour provided us with an excellent understanding of the history and current culture of Malaysia. We enjoy exploring "off the beaten path" sights and activities and Lawrence organized a number of "special" visits for us. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Tom & Susan. I will send you the photos later.

Richard Wong

Australia
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Tour: #264807, [1~4 paxs] Orang Utan Island + Penang Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 5/19

Lawrence is an outstanding tour guide. He met us promptly at the cruise ship terminal and my family and I found him friendly and easy to talk with. He is really passionate and knowledgeable about the places he took us to. We were able to customize the tour to what we wanted to see and he was able to suggest places we might be interested in. Orang Utan Island was a highlight as well as Art Street and Chinese clan house. He is definitely the man you want to guide you around Penang with. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Best wishes from Lawrence & Orang Utans!

Daniela Wewior

Germany
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Tour: #49675, [1~4 paxs] Penang City + Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

we spent 3 great days with Lawrence, we can only recommend him penang must have seen man ����

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed doing the 3-day's tour with my precious guests from Germany.

Daniela Wewior

Germany
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Tour: #209685, [1~4 paxs luxury] Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Thanks lawrence, for the day in KL! After a great evening in Kl, the individual day trip was also perfect�� only to be recommended! They have directly booked lawrence for penang again Greetings DW

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My best wishes to the Wewior family in Germany.

Daniela Wewior

Germany
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Tour: #209678, Customized Tour in Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 28/18

Thanks lawrence for a great evening in KL.The food in the jalan alor street was exceptionaland delicious ��It is a pleasure to be on the road with a guide who, like Lawrence, is always in a good mood and enjoys every fun.Absolutely the right lawrence decision to have booked for 3 days

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed doing the 3-day's tour with my precious guests from Germany.

Annie Judd

Australia
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Tour: #292962, [1~4 paxs] Half Day Penang Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 27/18

Lawrence was great! He was accommodating to our interests and communicated well. His local knowledge was outstanding and even gave us recommendations for dinner options!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I enjoyed doing this tour. By the way, I had chicken rice for dinner after the tour :-)

Rajeshni Mala

Fiji
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Tour: #209685, [1~4 paxs luxury] Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 3/18

Thank you so much team for organizing such a unforgettable trip for my family. We are speechless n don't know how to thank Lawrence and Foo. They did so much for us..their customer service is excellent ..Lawrence may God bless you in abundance

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Mala, thanks. I enjoyed doing this tour very much.

Mark Lai

Australia
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Tour: #292962, [1~4 paxs] Half Day Penang Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Lawrence was punctual, gave us a good insight into Penang and organised some good fried kway teow. For a half-day tour, it was an enjoyable afternoon well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir Mark, it enjoyed showing you and Matthew around. Glad that you like our Penang Char Koay Teow.

Julie Yeap

Singapore
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Tour: #292962, [1~4 paxs] Half Day Penang Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

I would definitely recommend Lawrence as the tour guide to use when you visit Penang.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Julie. Please send my regards to Madam Lau.

Julie Yeap

Singapore
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Tour: #49675, [1~4 paxs] Penang City + Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

Lawrence was very prompt with his responses and professional from the first email and throughout the tour. He was punctual and gave clear explanations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Julie. Please send my regards to Madam Lau.

Patricia C.

United States
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Tour: #51598, [5~12 paxs] Penang City + Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

This is our second tour with Lawrence. This is a full day tour and we went to see a lot of interesting places. Lawrence is such a great guy he helped us save money in getting a group tickets going up Penang Hill by funicular train. Definitely a great guide to have in Penang!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Patricia. Hope to see you again in Penang. Please send my regards to your father, Lan and Teresa.

Patricia C.

United States
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Tour: #292981, [5~12 paxs] Half Day Penang Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

We enjoyed our half day tour with Lawrence visiting Pinang Peranakan Mansion, seeing the street arts, Chew jetty and trying out Nyonya cuisine. Lawrence is very knowledgeable about the history in the sites we visited. I would definitely recommend him as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Patricia. Hope to see you again in Penang. Please send my regards to your father, Lan and Teresa.

Wendy Lim

Malaysia
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Tour: #292981, [5~12 paxs] Half Day Penang Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Dr. Lim. Your family was just great. I really enjoyed doing this group. Please send my regards to them especially your very friendly father.

Vivian Haskins

Canada
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Tour: #51598, [5~12 paxs] Penang City + Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: May 21/18

We had a wonderful tour in Penang with Lawrence L. He is very friendly and eager to please. He is very knowledgeable about Malaysian history and all the sites. We went on a trishaw ride which was fun. He also took us to the famous wall mural of kids on a bicycle where we had our picture taken. We had a delicious char kway teow lunch at a hotel up in Penang Hill. The best meals we've had in Malaysia. We would definitely recommend Lawrence as your tour guide if you happen to be in Penang.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Vivian. Hope to see you again.

Vivienne McCullagh

Australia
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Tour: #292962, [1~4 paxs] Half Day Penang Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: May 15/18

We had Laurence show us around Penang whilst our ship docked for only a few hours. Even though time was limited, Laurence did a brilliant job of including a really good look around a vast amount of Penang and made sure he got us back to our ship in plenty time before sailing. He was totally professional, on time, knowledgeable of all sites, informative and fun. Would happily recommend him to anyone visiting Penang.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Vivienne and John. I hope you like the firefly tour.

Matthew Snelling

United Kingdom
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Tour: #264807, [1~4 paxs] Orang Utan Island + Penang Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

An excellent guide - I have never used tours by locals before but if this is the high standard of tour guide I will in future. Very knowledgable, courteous and helpful (inc finding vegetarian restaurant) and on time ! Recommended to others to use ��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Mr Snelling. It was really my honour guiding nice people like you and Shetal.

Jonalyn Borja

Philippines
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Tour: #49675, 29MAR2018: Custom 3-Day's Tour for Jonalyn Borja., Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

Very nice tour ,good to know the culture and history of the kuala lumpur ,also our tour guide is fluent in english that's why we communicate to him easily ,very nice and accomodating tour guide ,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed guiding your family for 3 days. You are really nice people.

Natalie Turner

Malaysia
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Tour: #51166, 25 March 2018: 4-Hour's Tour for Natalie, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

Another fabulous tour organised by Lawrence. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the top of Penang Hill.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really my honour serving your group. Thanks again, Natalie.

Natalie Turner

Malaysia
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Tour: #51166, 24 March 2018: 7-Hour's Tour for Natalie, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

Lawrence was a fabulous tour guide. He invested a lot of time and effort not only in a detailed itinerary for my guests but also in making sure we all were well informed and entertained, bringing the history of Penang, and it's cultural heritage, to life. I highly recommend him as a guide, in particular if you are organising a party or need a bespoke itinerary.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Natalie for trusting me.

Maria Kristina A.

Philippines
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Tour: #66140, [44 paxs] Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

Lawrence was a very fun tour guide! He was also flexible with all the changes we made to the itinerary. He made sure we were all comfortable. The bus provided was indeed "VIP". Thank you for the amazing tour, Lawrence! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review, Maria. Please send my best regards to your brother and family.

Nga Nguyen

United States
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Tour: #51598, [5~12 paxs] Penang City + Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

We enjoyed our tour in Penang City, Malaysia with Lawrence. Lawrence is a wonderful guy, we had a great time. We recommend Lawrence for your tour guide, if you are in Penang.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Maria. Glad you enjoy the tour.

Fred Rotenberg

United States
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Tour: #209678, [1~14 paxs] Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Feb 14/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sir.

John Pugh

Ottawa, ON, Canada K1S 1Z1, ON, Canada
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Tour: #49675, [1~4 paxs] Penang City + Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

My wife Christine and I spent a really enjoyable day touring Georgetown in the company of our ToursByLocals guide Laurence. Leonard carefully laid out the Coles Notes version of the history of Penang and how it came to be the melting pot of ethnicities and religious beliefs it is today. We packed in visits to Kek Lok Si Temple, the Peranakan Museum, the Reclining Buddha Temple, a traditional lunch and, of course, the Street Art that adorns the walls of the old town. Lawrence, hanks so much! Terrific day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Mr Pugh. Please send my regards to Christine.

Robert Boback

United States
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Tour: #51598, [5~12 paxs] Penang City + Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 6/18

Excellent time in Penang with Lawrence. As he was born in Penang, he was able to schedule our sites around the crowds, which made a huge difference. Lawrence was very kind to our party of 9, ranging from ages 12 to 55. I would highly recommend Lawrence for your visit to beautiful Penang.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mr Boback. Honestly, I really enjoyed being your tour guide.

Robert Boback

United States
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Tour: #209678, [1~14 paxs] Kuala Lumpur + Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 5/18

Lawrence was great and is highly recommended. He took us to all the best locations while seemingly avoiding the crowds. We usually were leaving as large crowds were arriving, which worked out very well. We also had a great experience eating lunch at the Petronas Towers. The food was very good and so inexpensive. Lunch was roughly the equivalent of $2. Thank you Lawrence!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mr Boback. Please send my best regards to your family and Bob’s.

Mary Lou F.

United States
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Tour: #49675, [1~4 paxs] Penang City + Heritage Tour, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

We have traveled the world with many tour guides on private tours and ship excursions. Laurence L. was the one of best tour guides we have ever had! Considerate and thoughtful with fabulous information about out sights. Three of us did a customized 8 hour ship excursion primarily in Georgetown. After talking with us, Laurence's recommendations for the day were terrific! Be sure to do the bicycle tour through the old city and the straits Chinese museum he recommends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Mary. This is one of the best reviews I have ever received.


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