Edward John SmithUnited Kingdom
An excellent overview of George Town and the surrounding area. Gim Seng was very knowledgeable and took us to a fascinating variety of sites. We had a very enjoyable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, it was my pleasure. Thanks again.
David PortmanNaples, FL, United States
Great tour until the end when the driver left the van and we had to wait a half hour for him to come back. Otherwise I would have rated it 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks anyway
Benjamin BrownRaleigh, NC, United States
Great visit to Penang. Very full day with a ton of sites and insights. Highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ben & Beth. Really appreciated it much and it was my pleasure.
Bernard WorstUnited States
Gim Seng did a wonderful job leading us and having us experience the unique things, sights, food and culture. His knowledge of this location was complete, and had a wonderful personality. He was truly interested in our needs and feelings. Was a complete pleasure to work with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bernard.
Charles PollardUnited Kingdom
Gim Seng Lim is a very knowledgeable and pleasant guide: he quickly judged what we liked and adapted his commentary and itinerary to suit what we were interested in. The trip was enjoyable and informative. An unhesitating recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Charles, hope to see you again in Penang, please do keep in touch. I've ask the hotel reception to sent over to you 2 mugs with the pictures of Penang Street of Harmony.
My family spent a lovely day in Penang with Gim Seng. He is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic,and professional,and has a great sense of humor.From our right-on-time meeting where he was waiting for us at the cruise ship pier until our drop-off in the afternoon, we felt that we were fortunate to have met a capable and experienced guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jean for your nice comment . It was my pleasure to have you and your family visiting Georgetown, Penang. Hope to see you again.
Ian D.Wellington, New Zealand
We appreciated Gim's wonderful historical knowledge as that made the tour so very interesting for us. He knew just so much! He was also very understanding of what we might like to see so that was good too. I feel much better informed of the region now after spending some time with Gim! Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ian ! It was a pleasure having your presence here in Georgetown!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathryn for your patronage and visit to Georgetown. It was a great pleasure to have you visit to Georgetown and hope that you will visit Penang again. Thanks. Toda Raba, Shalom.
Judy C.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy, Thank you. Toda Raba and Shalom!
Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
A wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable guide, I would recommend this guide again. His passion for his city and country really showed. again thank you for a fantastic day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.
Guide is early and try his best to accommodate all our requests. He is friendly and very nice of him to pass gifts to us. Only thing is that as our cruise ship docked only in the evening, many heritage attractions are closed, did not know about this before hand and these heritage attractions were indicated in the itinerary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric, thank you for your rating and comment. My deep apologies about the closed heritage attractions. Most of the them promise to close later than usual in order to accommodate visitors, but sometimes they close early without notice. I will sincerely rectify the matter to prevent any future occurrence of such. I am trying to get support from the Ministry of Tourism in order to get attractions around port to close later. So we can meet the needs of visitors from ships docking late. Best Gim.
Richard HofferUnited States
Our party of four had a wonderful tour with "Jim" in Penang. We visited a most interesting museum, highlighting the history of Penang. We also spent time at a Chinese puppet theatre, where we able to take pictures wearing various costumes. We walked thru the old beautiful colonial section of town, and visited some very interesting cemeteries. We stopped for a traditional lunch, and also visited a batik and silk factory. This was a terrific tour - and "Jim was a wonderful guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard, I wish we could have more time to visit and experience more of Georgetown. I hope you will make another visit in due future. Best wishes to you.
Francine Ricki HorwitzUnited States
Gim was a great tour guide. Even though the weather was extremely hot, Gim made sure that we got to see all of the sights. He was very flexible in making changes in the program, because there were some other places that we wanted to see as well. I look forward to returning once again to Penang in the near future and will be calling on Gim to guide me around once more. Ricki and Renee, USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks.
Jean GashHouston, TX, United States
Gim Seng was very enthusiastic about his city and gave a lot of information. If you're interested in the history and cultural background of Penang then it's a great tour. He is also very friendly and eager to make your time there enjoyable.
Steven KantorUnited States
Very knowledgeable Excited with tour
Gim Seng has good personality, experience guide, very friendly. Deserve to get the highest mark
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, hope to see you in due future.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thanks of your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to the ToursByLocals network again on your next trip.
Shelley ChartoffUnited States
Our tour with Gim in Penang, Malaysia was outstanding. He took pride in his country and was so happy and enthusiastic to share his wealth of knowledge with us about the history, politics, and religion of Penang. He enriched his dialogue with visual aids that he carried with him in a tote bag. We especially enjoyed visiting the Jewish cemetery and hearing about the history of the Jews in Penang. Without a doubt I would give Gim 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shelly for your compliments, it was indeed my pleasure to be your guide. I look forward to see more visitors to visit Penang, to share about the history in this particular little island. I had strong conviction to see the preservation of Penang heritage especially the Jewish history which form part of our heritage value. Thanks again very much for your kind and generous comment.
Myrna Gotfritmontreal, QUEBEC, Canada
Great guide ,very smart,has a great understanding of the history of the world. We had a beautiful day and after it took us a bit to understand his accent we were fine. Myrna Gotfrit Montreal Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Myrna . Shalom . God bless you. Hope that you will visit Penang again.
Lucille S.Northbrook, IL, United States
Lim was warm, friendly, courteous and provided informative tour information, though many times his English language skills were difficult to comprehend. At my on-site request to see a Jewish site, he knew just where to go. It was a moving addition to our tour to visit the little known Jewish cemetery.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lucille. It was indeed a pleasure to be of service to you and your friends. I look forward to having you again in Penang for some extra thing updated for your information.In fact being a Christian, I had always been passionate about Jewish history and culture. In a matter of fact The Jewish community really capture my heart. Thanks a lot. Shalom.