Having never done a tour before I was skeptical, but Melissa's knowledge of her country, city, as well as history and politics, made the whole experience truly worthwhile. She provided an understanding of the country in a way that a tourist wandering around would never truly grasp as well as the best areas to check out when exploring the city to get a better insight of the local culture and the most popular areas for tourist. I would highly recommend at least one tour with her to my friends visiting KL.
Timothy MintonUnited States
The KL Heritage Tour was the first of a two-day experience with Melissa. She is an excellent guide. She possesses a wealth of information about Malaysian history and culture. She also has a nice personality and is a pleasure to spend time with. And she seems to have an uncanny ability to read people and know how to give them what they want from a tour. I strongly recommend Melissa and would seek her out again on my next visit to Malaysia.
It was an excellent tour, focused exactly on my specific requirements. Melissa was very flexible with my schedule and I have very much enjoyed the time spent together. Thanks!
Bethany BlackwellUnited Kingdom
Melissa was awesome! We had a layover in KL and weren't sure where to start, Melissa met us at the train station and from beginning to end was so knowledgeable, friendly and interesting! I knew nothing about KL and Melissa gave us a comprehensive overview of the history of KL as well as giving us insight into the city in the 21st century. We went on a canopy walk, for a delicious local meal, all the sites you could possibly want to visit. Cannot recommend Mel enough we were thrilled with our tour. Thanks!
Daniel HeathUnited States
My travel mate and I were in a Kuala Lumpur for a first time visit with limited time. We connected with Melissa and, wow! She was able to construct a fantastic itinerary based on our interests and both of us couldn't be more pleased. Her knowledge of all the facets of a city - far beyond pointing out landmarks - was without question amazing, entertaining and relevant. And...she is one wonderful person. I've visited soon 100 countries and am retired airline executive, so I know a thing or two about travel.
We had a wonderful trip and Melissa was so helpful in working with the energy and intensity of my active 7 year old. We saw so many things that we wouldn't have found by ourselves and had a wonderful last day in Malaysia.
I had two private tours with Melissa. She was punctual, always friendly and brought me to all the places which we had planned. She was well organised with transportation. Most of all, she is VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE. The tours have been highly interesting and I learned a lot. I can recommend Melissa without any reservation.
Craig SomervilleNarrabeen, NSW, Australia
Melissa was prompt, knowledgeable and took us on a great walk through the history of KL. Highly recommend her to other travelers.
Melissa has been an exceptional guide. She is very knowledgeable of the history of kuala lumpur. It had been a smooth and easy tour. She went beyond her duties as a tour guide. She was easygoing and helpful specially with pointing out the best spot for photo op. I will Definitely recommend her.
Nate BennettUnited States
Melissa is a wonderful guide. I've been on trips with probably 10 or so different guides and she is in the top three. Great stories, easy going, made a rainy walk through Kuala Lumpur an adventure I'll remember.
Melissa is a wonderful guide. She cares a lot about the visitor and explain everything with detail and passion. She has prepared an special tour for me picking me up in my hotel and taking me to the best places of Kuala Lumpur. I have seen aprox. 60% of things that worth seeing here and she returned me to the hotel. She took me also to get some things that I wanted to buy. She is very well educated and her English is perfect, so conversation was fluent during the whole tour.
Ian MoylerUnited Kingdom
Brilliant and informative trip for both adults and children in my group.
Kitson KellyUnited Kingdom
Wow, Melissa was a great guide. We had wanted a cultural and historical overview of Kuala Lumpur and that is certainly what we got with Melissa. She has clearly poured her heart into having a wide understanding of culture and being well read and informed. She also made some excellent recommendations on what we could do after our tour and we thoroughly enjoyed them.
Diana DawsonUnited States
Our guide, Melissa, was so knowledgeable about the various cultures and religions in Malaysia and their influence on Kuala Lumpur. She is clearly passionate about history as well as the plans for the future of Kuala Lumpur and was eager to share it with us. What a wonderful experience!
Peter SalamonUnited States
Excellent Guide. English is her first language. Very knowledgeable. Good pace. I highly recommend her.
Friend, knowledgeable . We had a great day and a great lunch
Christine B.United Kingdom
Melissa was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and easy to get on with. The pace of the tour was just right and Melissa took time to listen to us and make sure we were happy as well as imparting her knowledge. We would definitely recommend Melissa to anyone wanting to discover KL or Malacca.
Karyn KennyUnited States
Melissa does a great job. Prompt, professional and flexible. We would be happy to book her again.
Had a great tour and used her service twice, she went out of her way to help us, would repeat again.
Karyn KennyUnited States
David ComptonUnited States
Outstanding tour guide! Unqualified recommendation. She is smart, fun, personable, and informative. She was very interested in customizing the tour to my wants and needs. I can't imagine a better tour or tour guide. Thanks, Melissa.
Melissa is both knowledgable and a pleasure to tour with. She is genuinely interested in what she is doing and we enjoyed our afternoon together very much.
Simon MatthewsUnited Kingdom
An excellent tour by an excellent guide. Melissa taught us a lot about KL, its history, religions adn culture. She re-organised her route to allow us to end at the Petronus Towers adn was full of useful guidance and answered all our queastions. Good value for money and a real highlight of our time in KL
Carolyn KnightUnited States
Melissa was incredibly knowledgable in the history of Malaysia and was able to successfully enlighten me to numerous important sites critical to the development and culture of Kuala Lumpur. She has excellent photo ideas and was thorough and articulate in her explanations.
Larry ElliottUnited States
We have used Toursbylocals several times now and Melissa was by far the best guide we have used. Her knowledge and passion were evident from the start of our time together. She was very cognizant of our needs and wants for the tour and provided the perfect experience. Wish there were 6 stars she was that good.
Leilani RamirezUnited States
I really enjoyed this tour with Melissa. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Kuala Lumpur as well having great info of the different cultures that make up the city. Melissa is very personable and was an awesome tour guide. Whenever I am to return I would definitely join her again. Mahalo Melissa!
Melissa, has excellent communication skills and knowledge of KL. I enjoyed my tour very much Melissa was a pleasure to be with and I would not hesitate to ask for Melissa again if I visited Malaysia. Kindest Regards Tim
Anne PhillipsUnited States
The tour was very interesting and Melissa was absolutley fabulous. Professional, very bright and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this!
Melissa has been just great, not only with the tour but also supporting around my stay in Kuala Lumpur. It has been my first time and she gave me a lot of helpful advice. As I was traveling alone she tailored the tour to my wishes. She speaks very good English, is very knowledgable and very sympathetic to be with. If I come back to KL, I will definitely consider her again!