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History Walk Around George Town

George Town, Malaysia

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Experience hosted by Tiger

5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A walking Tour Start at the Esplanade where Penang history started, local light breakfast on the seafront.

Head to the high court discover the local robin hood-James Logan.

Then to the Saint George Church to discover the hidden story of Captain Francis Light.

next to Goddess of Mercy Temple to learn some of the local offerings and taboos.

Sri Mahamariaman Temple to discover the story of Penang Thaipusam celebration

and Kapitan Keling Mosque to bust the myth on some Islamic misconceptions.

Will experience some living heritage in town include traditional Joss stick maker.

Drink a famous local Indian drink tuak. (Depends on availability)

Walking through some hidden alleys that only known by locals.

Discovering some of the unique street name and some local history on it.

Discovering some unique building structures and the traditional technology of it.
Other things to note
This will be a casual city walk, guest should be fit at least to walk a fair amount of time. Consider the heat, so prepare lotion or sun block.
A walking Tour Start at the Esplanade where Penang history started, local light breakfast on the seafront.

Head to the high court discover the local robin hood-James Logan.

Then to the Saint George Church to discover the hidden story of Captain Francis Light.

next to Goddess of Mercy Temple to learn some of the local offerings and taboos.

Sri Mahamariaman Temple to discover the story of Penang Thaipusa…

Tiger's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Light breakfast
  • Drinks
    Mineral water
From £16
/ person
Mon, 7 Dec
08:30 - 13:30
£19 per person
£19 per person
Tue, 8 Dec
08:30 - 13:30
£19 per person
£19 per person
Wed, 9 Dec
08:30 - 13:30
£19 per person
£19 per person

Meet your host, Tiger

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 134 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi im Tiger, living my whole life here in Penang, i feel so proud being a Penangites, is my passion to bring my friends sharing with them every bit of Penang. Being a local i have brought a lot of my friends along to share my knowledge and love of this city. My sources of knowledge were lots from my childhood experiences, story from elderly in my neighborhood. The stories are lively and inspired me to share it my guest. I hope every traveler that step here will be able to experience like a local and share it with their friends when they leave.
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Where you'll be

The Harmony Street, is a short street about 300meter, but you can find different religious structures such as Aglican Church, Buddisht Temple, Hindu Temple and Mosque next to each other.

I grown up in this wonderful city experience the harmony of different religion and culture come with tolerance and respect. Some of the culture have even blended and create an uniqueness to George Town. Is my passion to bring friends around during my free time.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 134 reviews.

Tasnim
March 2020
Tiger and his colleague James were great hosts. Tiger is very passionate about Penang's history. We had a great time learning about the town's rich culture and our lovely hosts took us to many places while sharing the history in chronological order. James is experienced in capturing good photos, which meant we got photos for Snap Chat and on my DSLR camera. The food was great and we met with many local residents along the way. We didn't get around to visiting the last few spots on the itinerary, as we were already 1hour over time, but, this did not take from our experience at all. I highly recommend walking with Tiger!
Tiger and his colleague James were great hosts. Tiger is very passionate about Penang's history. We had a great time learning about the town's rich culture and our lovely hosts too…
Jenny
March 2020
A fantastic introduction to Penang, with some fascinating insights provided by Tiger. Particularly enjoyed the food experience and would definitely recommend to anyone.
Hilda
March 2020
Great tour and storytelling for 5 hours. It got really hot as the hours past by, but Tiger was able to find shades around each area. He provides water and the breakfast was so unique and delicious! It wasn’t a “light” meal, but I was thankful as I didn’t eat anything before and breakfast was 90 mins into the tour. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing (you will enter a temple FYI) and enjoy this fantastic tour.
Great tour and storytelling for 5 hours. It got really hot as the hours past by, but Tiger was able to find shades around each area. He provides water and the breakfast was so uni…
Jana
March 2020
Incredibly unique experience! Tiger is excellent at sharing stories and making Penang come to life. He also took us to enjoy some local food treats that we never would have done our own. I would highly recommend this to anyone going to Penang.
Incredibly unique experience! Tiger is excellent at sharing stories and making Penang come to life. He also took us to enjoy some local food treats that we never would have done ou…
Min
February 2020
Encyclopedic knowledge (and almost overgenerous with it). That along with a genuinely warm personality and excellent storytelling skills make Tiger's tour an engaging, enlightening, and enjoyable one.
Drew
February 2020
Tiger has great passion and storytelling ability. For me the most memorable was breakfast and learning to eat one handed like a local. While Julie loved his storytelling..he also have us some great tips on where to eat and drink..

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Rain coat if rain

Umbrella