Harland GreeneCape Coral, FL, United States
Melissa guided 4 of us in Malacca. From greeting at the dock to reluctant goodbyes, we had a wonderful day. Melissa is warm, kind , friendly, and very informed as a guide. We were immediately at ease, laughed, toured, explored, and sampled. When you encounter a person like this young lady, it makes you feel like the world can be well. Melissa, if you read this, thank your parents for raising an exceptional person. We all were emotional about saying goodbye.
Bonnie LyonsUnited States
Melissa is an exceptional tour guide!!! She listened to our vision for the day and made it happen exceeding all expectations!!! Amazingly knowledgeable on diverse subjects and an endearing person!!!
Aimee AnilloUnited States
Melissa was our favorite tour guide of our trip. She was kind, prepared, knowledgeable, and clever. It was so nice to learn so much on our tour. She knew just where to take us and how to make our stay memorable. We highly recommend using her as a guide. Thank you for a great day Melissa!
Melissa is like the necessary ingredient to a perfect travel experience! She is the perfect travel guide! Smart, kind, patient, genuinely passionate about what she is doing! She took us in places you will never find on the internet, she speaks perfect english and she is charming! She makes Kuala Lumpur more beautiful and exciting!
Melissa led us on a fabulous day in and around KL when we visited on a cruise ship in December 2019. She is so personable, easy to connect with and kept our party of 5 (including teenagers) engaged. We visited the Presidential Palace where we were lucky enough to see the changing of the guard, Batu Caves where some of the party climbed to the top while Melissa led the rest of us to another cave and the central market which was abuzz with activity and colour. We would highly recommend Melissa as a guide.
Harold (Hal) RosendahlUnited States
We have traveled all over the world and had the pleasure of many good tour guides. Without a doubt, Melissa is one of best we have ever encountered. She is the real deal! She speaks perfect English, she knows all the history, she catered to our every need and is quite thoughtful and caring. Anyone wishing to visit this region should make every effort to book with Melissa. You won't be disappointed. Hal & Alice
Robert BaileyReno, NEVADA, United States
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.
Franklin M.Redondo Beach, CA, United States
I just returned from an 11 day trip that really opened my eyes on my previously held notions and perceptions about the Malaysia. I had a wonderful time! And a large part of it was because of Melissa. She arranged my itinerary including the cities, driver, guides outside of KL. She was my guide in KL and Melaka. Melissa is just excellent...one of the best tour guides I have ever had....period. Provided very insightful information about all the places we visited with flawless English. Highly recommended!
Joanne DayUnited States
Melissa was the perfect tour guide. She picked us up promptly, and although this is booked as a walking tour, she had arranged transportation for us for some of the longer walks. She Speaks excellent, clear English. We had a list of things we wanted to see, and she made sure they were included in the tour. Her bright smile and enthusiasm made the tour especially good. She is very knowledgeable and answered our questions with clarity and patience. If you are planning a trip to Melaka, make sure to ask for
Christina BolandUnited States
Melissa is a phenomenal tour guide. She made Malacca's historical past and recent histories come alive as she wound us down the streets and waterways where she grew up. On an impromptu food tour, she introduced us to local teas, sweet and savory treats, sumptuous food, a local coffee roaster and a bit of rose rice wine. Melissa's infectious smile and vibrant personality made us feel welcome and at home in her hometown. I highly recommend Melissa!
Joseph RosadoUnited States
Melissa is truly an amazing guide! Of all of her amazing qualities, the one that struck us the most admirable was her ability to listen to our needs, wants and desires; she continually supported my wife's dietary needs by showing an initiative at each of the places we stopped to eat to be certain that my wife would be able to enjoy the cuisine w/o any ill effects. Another one of her strong suits is her strong knowledge of each of the sites we toured and viewed. We STRONGLY recommend Melissa!
Bryan MulhollandNorth Potomac, MD, United States
Melissa truly deserves 10-stars! Wow... WOW! What a day we had with her; a lifetime memory. My mother and I had traveled to KL from the USA and booked a tour with Melissa to explore the street food and cuisine. She arrived at our hotel promptly and whisked us away into a deep history tour of the areas surrounding our pleasant walk. At any stop of curiosity, she would explain the culture and history of the food, location or event. We were very adventurous with our tastes and she delivered a wonderful day!
Jill FriedmanUnited States
Francine VersalieUnited States
Tram Anh NguyenCanada
From the moment we met her to the moment the tour ended, Melissa was an exemplary guide. We enjoyed how much care she put into ensuring that the tour was customized to our needs and looked after us over the course of the day and a half we were with her.
Melissa was absolutely fantastic. Prompt in responses to queries beforehand, especially as we had a slightly bespoke trip with her. Met us off the bus, organised with all our taxi trips to and from different places, and introduced us to gorgeous food. Melissa took great care of us, ensuring our comfort given the heat, was extremely informative and helped us to really feel that we learnt more than we would have done if we had visited by ourselves. I would definitely recommend Melissa.
Vasantha Ruby RoubenSingapore
Melissa has in depth knowledge of the history of Malacca and was eloquent in her explanation of it, I not only enjoyed the sights of Malacca but i learnt so much from her about the city. I absolutely enjoyed among other things, walking up to fort to see the view from above and walking around the bustling jonker street. Melissa was. aside from being a tour guide an excellent companion to explore the city with.
Rodger B.Lafayette, CA, United States
Melissa was very knowledge and accomodating. She organized a great tour and we will recommend her to our friends.
Marie ChaoUnited States
Melissa is beyond amazing. She's professional, knowledgeable about Malaysia, it's people, history, and culture. We requested a customized private tour with a list of things we love like culture and street food. Her tour took us to temples, tree canopy walks, markets. Each location was supplemented with background info about the country. She also introduced us to various street food that we've never tried before. I would highly recommend Melissa!
Melissa was brilliant. Punctual. Organized and knowledgeable. She was also fun and made sure also to take care of our 6 year old daughter too and make sure that the tour was interesting for her too.
Mike WalkerUnited Kingdom
Melissa is a delightful young lady and an excellent guide. Having been to Kuala Lumpur with Melissa before we asked her to do a special tour to show us the more rural Malaysia which she did. We had a great day and thank her for all the work she put into our day.
We, 8 seniors from Canada and HK enjoyed so much of the trip - Melissa was very patient and helpful to tailor made the itinerary towards our needs and budget, she explained everything clearly and even pre-booked attraction ticket to avoid our disappointment. Upon arrival, she showed her warm welcome with special treat packages of local snacks. Throughout the visit, she had demonstrated her knowledge and care, for the whole group or individually; driver & vehicle were also very good. Beyond Expectation
Mélissa was a great guide. Very interesting tour. She knows every detail about the history of Malacca as well as of Malaysia in general. Very kind and helpful person. We highly recommend her.
Norman GibbsUnited Kingdom
Excellent guide highly reccommend
Cynthia CasserlyUnited States
Melissa was fantastic! 5 star rating. Highly recommend.
Yale CombsUnited States
Though Chinese-Malay, Melissa's English was perhaps better than ours! This was a truly delightful experience, not only because of her vast knowledge of history, cultural differences & religious beliefs, but primarily because of her sincere interest in other individuals & their thoughts & beliefs. As a self-described "trivia junky," she could share information about our own country that we'd never bothered to learn. Her love for her work, places she visits & the people she meets is contagious.
A group of 10 just finished touring Malacca on a shore excursion with Melissa, and we had a fantastic time. Melissa is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her town, and it shows in the quality of tour she presents, What a engaging personality! She had so much interesting information to impart, and we saw so much. She gave us recommendation for lunch, and even accompanied us to explain the menu, made sure our orders were put in properly. Her energy, enthusiam and dedication is amazing.....
Margaret GarnettWest Vancouver, BC, Canada
We have used Tours By Locals in over Ten countries in the past four years and always had outstanding tours. However yesterday's tour by Melissa was the best day we have ever had. She was incredible. She was timely and during the long drive into Kuala Lumpur she was extremely informative. Her English is excellent with an impressive vocabulary. She took us to excellent stops and kept us enthusiastic all day despite the heat. Although we had been to KL twice before she hardly repeated anything we had seen.