George Town Heritage City Walking Tour

Hon Seng

George Town Heritage City Walking Tour

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( 7 reviews ) star City tour Penang 1 - 10 watch_later 3 hours
  • Private tour: only you & your local insider
  • 100% customized to your wishes
  • Marvel at UNESCO heritage buildings
  • Historical insights and stories
  • Get a glimpse into every day local life
  • Discover the city like a local with a professional guide

You will meet here: Jalan Padang Kota Lama

What you can expect

George Town is the historical capital city of Penang Island and on my private tour, you can discover why UNESCO has named this city rich with three values: its living culture, its amazing heritage buildings, and its trading port.

Get ready to check out the local vibes and see how locals live in beautiful harmony! Marvel at various types of buildings, because there are plenty that will take your breath away!

Of course, I can also take you off the beaten track to show you how the history and events have happened around this town. Here you can l see gems and hear stories that you cannot find in any travel guide.

The Esplanade is also a must see. This is the place where Penang started its historical chapter. Also, see the lively bustle at the Church Street Pier where train passengers get ready to go to Butterworth by ferry.

Did you know that the Pinang Peranakan Mansion is the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago and has been recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle? I can tell you all about it with some secret stories just for your ears!

Little India just bursts with color and is one of my personal favorite places to visit. See how a small local Indian (Hinduism and Muslim) community lives their day to day life, followed by Clan Jetty, the Chinese water village community that still lives on stilted houses.

You can't leave the island without checking out the impressive Khoo Kongsi. This large Chinese clanhouse with detailed and highly ornamented architecture is a feast for your eyes.

Top of your tour at the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Museum that represented the most influential Chinese revolution in the ​1900s and other hidden untold events.

Tour is available 9am to 5pm. Note: George Town climate is hot and humid and may not be suitable to all guests between 11am to 4pm. For guests booking after 4:30pm, some commentaries can only given buildings outside compound.

I look forward to meeting you! If you would like to see anything else please contact me for a personalized offer!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
The Esplanade, birthplace of Penang's history
Church Street Pier
You will see where George Town opens towards the sea and faces the mainland
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Learn about the stories of the great families of George Town
Little India
Learn about the Indian heritage and how the Hindu and Muslim religion cohabitate
Khoo Kongsi
Retrace the Chinese influences of Penang at this Clan House
Dr Sun Yat Sen Museum
Learn more about the Chinese roots of Penang at this museum
End tour
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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 10 persons
Meeting point
Jalan Padang Kota Lama
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide

Hon Seng

7 reviews

I am a licensed Malaysian tourist guide. You can tell me your personal interests or plan to visit when you are Malaysia. I can create the itinerary based on your needs base on my past experience with my guests.

In my free time, I volunteer myself in firefghting squad and Malaysian Civil Defence force in Penang."

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