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Solo Tour Guides
To fully appreciate Penang you need to book a Solo Tour Guides, your private friendly tour guide. He will be able to show you around like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Solo Tour Guide is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Andrew has worked in a hotel for 2 years, both in the kitchen and front desk. He is a bit of a foodie. He looks forward to showing you dishes in Penang that are not found elsewhere. As such he loves discovering new restaurants, and meeting new people. His hobby is jogging. As a result of his interaction with guests and helping them get the most of their stay in Penang, Andrew is a good option for exploring Penang. Moreover he can drive you around too, for a little extra charge.
Andrew is 31 years old, smokes occasionally and speaks English, Chinese and Malay.
Total cost for the guide services of Andrew for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Andrew after his services. Total 95 US dollars.
If you would like Andrew to use his car for the 8 hours, then please add an additional USD 20.
Total cost for the guide services of Andrew for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Andrew after his services. Total 50 US dollars.
If you would like Andrew to use his car for the 4 hours, then please add an additional USD 10.
This does not include entrance fees or any food & beverage costs. If you do not take the car option, transport is not included.
How To Book A Solo Tour Guide
To book any of our Solo Tour Guides please go to the enquiry form.
Alternatively whatsapp +94-76-630-1069.
Remember a Solo Tour Guide looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Our other destination in Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur.
Make the most of your stay in Penang and book one or more of these wonderful activities.
Highlights of Penang
Penang has a beautiful old town, known as Georgetown. Whilst aesthetically Chinese Malay in style, the food carts sell their assam laksa (noodle soup) from their steaming hot pans. Also popular is a dessert with shaved ice with coconut milk and palm sugar topped with red beans and sweet corn. This is “cendol”. Other shops ply their wares, shouting out their latest offers to get the attention of those passing by. It is simply a charming place with colonial architecture left over from British rule. History records the British as fleeing the island when Japan advanced. Leaving the locals to fend for themselves, they felt abandoned by the British.
Georgetown itself is located on the island of Penang. Nevertheless the island is linked to Malaysia mainland via a 13 km bridge. The state goes by the same name Penang. Its population of 700,000 makes it the second largest city after Kuala Lumpur. Similar to other Malaysian cities, there is a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian and some ex pats. It gained its label as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008.
One thing Georgetown is famous for is its street art. Three dimensional art painted mainly in pastel colours on the walls depict various scenes. Examples include two children on a swing, a child with a balloon and a man on a motorbike. The story goes that a Lithuanian artist trained in London, was given the task of livening up the atmosphere of the Chinese shops in the area. Little did they know how success the project would become. As a result tourists flock to get a glimpse of them. The lucky ones get a selfie.
Pinang Peranakan Museum
In this region there was a mixture of Chinese and Malays called Pernanakans. Also known as Babas and Nonyas, they were from the upper middle class that for example adapted to their new surroundings. Their cuisine is basically Chinese but made with tropical local ingredients, making it a wonderful style of fusion. Their homes contain antiques, and they had traditional beliefs. For an insight into this culture visit the Pinang Peranakan Museum.
Albeit other attractions include Penang House of Music, the Colonial Penang Museum and the Asia Camera Museum to name a few. On the other hand you can always head for the gardens of Entopia.