Max had the unenviable task of taking us on a bespoke tour relating to my family history, and so the locations were new to him too. However, he was fantastic in finding the buildings we wanted to see (no mean feat!), prompt in meeting us, and informative about the general area which made our long drive much more pleasant. I would definitely recommend Max if you are wanting a local guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sarah.
Maryann StangerUnited States
Had a great time with King B ( his real name). As a lifelong Penang resident he knows the hidden gems and great sites for a quick 4 hour tour. The wet market was fascinating AND we got to eat fruit we've never seen before. Actually, we had several first, like holding a viper! Maybe not a very smart first on my part.... Great day! Extremely knowledgeable! Only problem, still didn't find a purse! Maybe next time. Would definitely choose King B again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks and cheers. King Bee
Rodger B.Lafayette, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rodger
Jon SokolUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jon
Robert SmithAvon Lake, OH, United States
Great tour day in Maylasia....interesting stops from street markets to Jetty towns to home(now museum) of former wealthy Chinese family. With a driver and car, traveling between stops was seamless and our guide was very knowledgable on the local history...we had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Robert. Great to have you both here in Penang. Cheers
Peter B.United States
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Articulate and interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Peter
Max was en exceptionel good tour guide, always funny and very educated and good informed about the history of Penang. We highly recomend Max for a tour and hope to come back to see him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Beatrix.
Wanda J.United States
Max took the time to give us detailed explanations on the origins of the food culture in Malaysia. We enjoyed our brief visit and wished we had additional time in Penang.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wanda. Hope to see you and Lincoln again. Cheers.
Mr. Max was very professional. He arrived on time in our hotel, and maximized our time to tour us around Georgetown. He was knowledgeable of the key attractions, including those with historical and cultural significance as well as those that were used in movies. He was cheerful and respectful especially to my 85-year-old mother who had limited mobility. He spoke English quite well. He was good in taking photos, too. We highly recommend him to anyone who is visiting Penang, particularly the first timers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Francis.
Nicky WilliamsonUnited Kingdom
Thank you to our guide Maxwell for a very informative tour. His knowledge of the history of Penang was excellent and, with his good English, he brought this to life for us by his lovely story-telling style. He was quite flexible and willing to adapt the tour as he went along. We highly recommend him to anyone wanting a deeper insight into Penang.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nicky, Thank you and wish you all the best. Cheers Max
April SucevicUnited States
My tour was great! I got to do everything I wanted and more. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a wonderful tour of Penang! My guide was very knowledgeable and taught me many things :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks April. Have a safe flight back tomorrow. Cheers Max
Roslyn HopinUnited States
King Bee was a wonderful guide enjoyed his company Would recommend him to one and all
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Roslyn. Wish you all the best in your future adventure. Cheers King Bee
What a wonderful guide, we had bad weather so changed our plans and enjoyed the best trip around Penang that we could have had. Loved the upside down house as well as the amazing food and history. My little son who is 7 had a truly amazing time too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Melanie
Absolutely loved the 2 half days in Penang. Max was brilliant - he gave us a flavor of the City while taking into cognizance the composition of the group. He is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to engage the group. He customized our tours well . It was an absolute pleasure meeting Max. Would recommend him to any group wanting to get the flavor of Penang/ Georgetown
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. It was my pleasure indeed to show you guys around my hometown. Cheers Max
Geok Pin Sherissa TanSingapore
Max(King) was an excellent & knowledgeable guide and we learnt some jungle survival skills at Penang Hill. Max was pro-active to include Air Itam Assam Laksa (not in our itinerary) to try the food that only locals are able to find. The Bak Kut Teh lunch place had excellent & cheap food, a definite must try. Max was generous to let us have the use of the van for an hour without extra charge
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sherissa, Thank you for your nice words. Cheers Max
At no moment we had no problems, the preparations were excellent. We had a frequent e-mail communication with the guide who had a fast response at all our questions. The guide King Bee was waiting for us at time and we did see him immediately. He gave us a warm welcome and the tour was exactly what we expected. The itinerary was very interesting and King Bee was a very good teacher. We learned a lot of the history and the population of Penang. It was one of the most spectacular itinerary we had ever done
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sylvia, it was my pleasure in showing Dieter and you around my hometown today. I wish you all have enjoyable moment for the rest of your cruise tour and be back home safely to Berlin after Yokohama tour. Cheers King Bee
Susan KlibanoffUnited States
King Bee is a terrific guide, and if you use him, be sure to go to the excellent Zim Sum foodcourt where he took us for lunch. We got an excellent feel for Penang, he is an interesting person and it was a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. It was fun guiding you guys around my hometown. Cheers King Bee
King Bee is an excellent tour guide. Pleasant personality, knowledgeable, easy to approach, well educated, loves his job. Tour is very interesting. Especially Ken Lok Si Monastery is outstandingly good.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Norbert. Wish you the best in everything you do. Cheers King Bee
Joan B.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joan. It is my pleasure in guiding Ray and you today. Cheers King
Frank FerraroUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Frank. You have a nice day, always. Cheers King Bee
Michael David BaleAustralia
Our guide - 'King' - is very knowledgeable, considerate, kind and sincere. We wish him well and congratulate him for conducting and excellent tour. - best regards - Michael and Christine
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael. Wishing you and Christine good health always and many blessed years ahead. Cheers from King Bee.
Michael LongUnited Kingdom
Excellent. Looked after us very well. Customised our tour to our interests and was very knowledgeable , friendly and helpful. All you would want a tour guide to be. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael. Please do enjoy the rest of your stay in Penang. Come back again. Cheer King Bee
Michael LongUnited Kingdom
Excellent! There are no negative comments. King Bee was very informative, friendly and helpful. No hesitation in recommending him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike. It is my privilege to guide you and Jill around Penang and to Orang utan island. Enjoy the remaining couple of days in Penang. Cheers
Excellent guiding skills. Excellent use of time and showed us all of Penang.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Fazleabbas. It was my pleasure to show your friends and you around my beloved hometown. Cheers King Bee
David SwerdloffUnited States
Wonderful tour. King Bee is a well educated ( University of Texas ) tour guide who knows everything about the island. He was very congenial and very explicit in the history and facts of Penang. He made our day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your good words. Hope you guys enjoyed the rest of your cruise. Cheers King Bee
Max is a very good tour guide and I can really recommend him to others. He is knowledgeable and flexible and tried to accommodate to our wishes. He also communicated well before we started the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karin for your kind words. Cheers King Bee
Albert TamUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Albert, it great to meet and know both you and Kathy. Have a great nice day, everyday. Cheers King Bee
Albert TamUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Albert, thanks for your 5 stars rating. Appreciate it. Cheers King Bee
Penang was a pleasant surprise because of Max. I wasn't expecting much because we only had a short shore stop but Max squeezed in the best highlights that i really felt that i ended the day with full appreciation of everything that Penang had to offer. He also helped us order the most delicious dishes and we feasted like a family around numerous dishes. I highly recommend Max for anyone taking a tour stop in Penang.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Corazon aka Boo for your nice words. You are always welcome to come visit "you local family" in Penang again. Cheers as always. King Bee aka Max
just came back from Penang for a 1 day trip. Had a wonderful and enlightening tour by Maxwell. My family and I really enjoyed it even though it was a last minute arrangement. Thanks and keep up the good job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nicanor. It was my pleasure to guide you and family around Penang. Cheers King Bee aka Max
Lee Wang PoonSingapore
Max is very knowledgeable and friendly. He goes out his way to make sure the tour is well-planned and our family needs are taken care of. He maintains good communication with us both before, during and after the tour. I would strongly recommend his services if you are thinking of getting a tour in Penang.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Poon. It is my privilege to serve you and your family in your short stay in Penang. See you soon.
King Bee was an excellent tour guide, he was really knowledgeable about the history and nature of the area, took into account of our eating preferences and was even able to help us find travel tickets for the next part of our trip. It was clear that he is keen on learning from other people's experiences and integrates these into his tours - this makes them even more valuable! We highly recommend King Bee and would be looking for him again if we come back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Celia. It was fun showing you and your family around my Penang and I am glad you enjoyed it. Cheers.
King was an ideal guide for our needs. He loves his country and is a great connoiseur of it. He checked at any time that everything was according to request or expectation. As soon as he realizes a need he strives to satisfy it without emphasis. Definitely a great person with important knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Angelo for your feedback. Wish you all the best. Cheers King Bee
Vicki WarrenUnited States
King was timely and helpful - he arrived at the cruise port and showed us Penang for the short time we had in Port. He also helped us at a local food hall with trying a variety of Malay dishes that were Oh so good! Very happy with our experience, highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Vicki for your comments. I am glad you like the local foods. As mentioned I wish i have more time to show you around more. Cheers
Inna ShevchenkoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Inna for your response and rating.
Robert HeathArmonk, NY, United States
King bee was an excellent guide. He took us exactly where we had requested He was extremely knowledgeable both in history and architectural aspects of George Town He had A very personable manner and took us to a great place for lunch. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Robert for your review. It was indeed great experience today with Linda, Emily and you, and I enjoyed it too, Hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Penang and find happiness, fun and learn more trivia stuffs. Cheers King Bee
Very knowledgeable and cooperative. Reasonably good control of the english language
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mario and your group of 4 in selecting us to provide you a tour.
Nancy L.United States
Max was so professional. We were very impressed even before the tour started. He emailed us several times prior to our meeting. That made us felt comfortable with him right from the beginning. He was very knowledgeable and gave great information about history and life in Malaysia. We were able to get very good use of short time we had with Max guidance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great couple, enjoyed every minutes with them. Pity the cruise was late into harbor.
Carol ZwickUnited States
He was very informative and fun to be with. We had a great day. He tried very hard to shows us his city and its history in a short time. I would love to go back and spend more time there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol. You and your group were fun to guide and I loved the time we had together albeit a short one. Penang welcome you back any time. Cheers King Bee
Rod HatchUnited States
Informative and professional guide.We spent an enjoyable day seeing all the major sites of Penang. Excellent English and smooth execution of driving and showing us best sites of Penang. One of our best guides ever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Terri for your sweet comments. It is indeed my pleasure in showing the best in Penang, but it is just a tip of iceberg. There are more to explore. Come back and we go explore more of Penang. Cheers.
Helen KiddleUnited Kingdom
I have been incredibly impressed by King Bee (and Tours by Locals) from the moment I enquired about our tour in Penang. We were met from our cruise ship by King Bee who had emailed me prior to confirm meeting arrangements which made me feel more secure. King Bee is a delightful, knowledgeable and very friendly tour guide who made sure our tour exceeded our expectations. We loved every minute of our tour in Penang and look forward to returning. I would highly recommend King Bee as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Helen for your kind and sweet words. You are always welcome to Penang anytime. Say thanks to Stan, Sandra, Sharon and Barry too. They are all nice people and I loved guiding you guys. Sorry the time was not enough to go to all the itineraries plus the traffic jam does not help. Next time you are back here, we will explore Penang like a locals. Once again thanks for your business. Cheers King Bee
Selina ChaUnited States
In Dec. 2016, our family of four did a full day tour at Penang with King Bee. He did a great job. Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We have a great time in getting to know Penang better in one short day through King Bee's enthusiasm and thorough information. Thank you, King Bee. The Cha Family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Johnson, Selina, Adriel and Alicia. Thank you for your comments and I am glad you guys enjoyed your trip here. It is my pleasure in showing you all around around the places I called home. I enjoyed the trip and the company as much. There are many other places in Penang that are worth coming back for, for instance the food and the people. Wish you all a Happy Chinese New Year. Cheers. King Bee C. (Max)