I fully appreciate the value an experienced, knowledgeable and proactive private tour guide can offer, from overcoming language barriers, to recommending the best NON-touristy local tips and delivering a truly memorable client/guest experience in my home city.
In addition to the planned activities and routes offered to my guests, here is what you may expect when you are on a private tour with me.
When you are visiting Penang port on a cruise, imagine your private guide arriving at the port ahead of time and meeting you with comfortable transportation, then immediately proceeding to the lovely hills or waterfalls of Penang. Imagine lunch or dinner at delicious local eateries with plenty of time to reboard the ship. You feel like you have been away for days in Penang and not mere hours.
When you visit historic locales such as Malacca and George Town, which have developed over 500 years of trading and cultural interchange between East and West, I will offer a depth of cultural observation and insight well beyond mere guidebook chatter. From the early stages of the Malay Sultanate to the Portuguese , Dutch to British eras, I will cover it all.
When you are visiting extremely popular points of interest such as Penang hill, I will coordinate your visit to avoid the rush. When language barriers are high, I will mediate speaking both Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.
If you are revisiting Penang, engage me to be your private guide providing you with an offbeat look while you might think there is nothing further to see.
Eat the best food in Penang. Only a local guide like me knows where to find the best of what the we locals love to eat!
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
1- Panel committee for Malaysia Tourism Quality Assurance Program under Ministry of Tourism & Culture (MoTAC)
2- LICENSED tour guide under Ministry of Tourism & Culture (MoTAC),
3- Member for Penang Tourist Guides Association (PTGA)
4- Peer Counselor for Penang Breastfeeding Community, peer to peer support.
I do not conduct national park tours (which require a green badge). However, I can hire a qualified guide to accompany us on tour.