This full day tour with Mr Eng allowed us to visit the Orang Utan Island and highlights of Georgetown that we selected. We have seen Orang Utan in Borneo, but were unaware that there was any in Penang, until reading about the work of the Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation.
The Island is a 3 hour return trip from Georgetown and was one of the most fabulous experiences we have had. You are able to observe these amazing animals up close and interact with them including the dominant male - BJ and dominant female Baboon plus their offspring. The care of these beautiful animals is down to the staff and volunteers at Orang Utan Island and their passion, dedication and knowledge is outstanding. The Island needs your support as they survive on donations. Please go and visit them and support their vital work.
The second part of the tour was visiting places in Penang that we had selected with Mr Eng's help e.g. street art, Clan jetty, Clan-house, a Nyona Baba house, and George Town's World Unesco Heritage area.
Mr Eng is an informative and happy guide who is keen to share his knowledge of Penang. We won't forget our Chinese character lessons nor the significance of the tiger! We very much appreciated him fitting in with our choices of destinations and enjoyed his company. The second part of the tour could be challenging for older visitors as it is quite fast paced and Mr Eng is an energetic guide, but don't let that put you off - just go! We had a great day - Thanks Mr Eng!