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“Very pleasant Trishaw visit of Georgetown in Penang”

Metro Bike Easy Green Travel
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Owner description: A "Green" way to explore George Town by Bicycle & Trishaw Tour. Entire journey takes around 3.5 hours to intorduce you the popular heritage sites, artistic murals, charming traditional trades and famous hawker food.
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I booked this 3 1/2 hour tour basing myself on previous Trip Advisor reviews almost three months before our cruise ship, the Norwegian Star, arrived in Penang's Swettenham Port Terminal. Ken Khor welcomed us at the meeting point and introduced us to his other customers - all fellow passengers on board the same cruise ship. Ken has a sunny personality, a warm smile, a contagious laughter and is very knowledgeable about the history of his town. His flock on the 8th of December consisted of two couples who had chosen to visit on a trishaw (my husband and I were one of them, the other couple was from Scotland) a single lady and two young couples who preferred to visit on a bicycle. In the crowded and sometimes narrow but very colourful streets of George Town, he safely shepherded his flock of bicycles and trishaws ensuring that the trishaw men never lost sight of him via the loud music he has on his bike. We visited several historical and religious sites but also stopped in Little India for a fabulous Indian breakfast, then at a local eatery next to Chowrasta Bazaar for some very tasty Malaysian Hawker street food. Ken always ensured his customers had water, tea, coffee or juice whenever we stopped for either breakfast or lunch. I had specifically requested to visit the Pinang Peranakan Museum (a must-visit superb museum) also known by the locals as the "Baba Nonya" museum when the tour was finished. Ken was perfectly happy to arrange for this detour and ensured his trishaw men took us there and waited for us before dropping us back to the cruise terminal. All in all, a very pleasant morning and way to visit the various Chinese, Malay and Indian neighbourhoods in George Town and see some interesting street art in Lebuh Armenian Street. I would highly recommend you go on this trip before doing anything else whilst in this beautiful island.

1  Thank Aline Elsa
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Ken was our tour guide for the morning and he was AMAZING! He is very knowledge and extremely enthusiastic about what he does. I came in off a cruise ship in December and he worked with our special schedule to make a tour for 9 of us (separate groups all on the cruise). The route he chose is extremely well planned/efficient. The route is really flat and easy in case you are on the fence about whether you want to bike or be biked. Ken is very concerned with the overall safety of our group and has taken measures to ensure we are all safe on the road. If you are looking for anything to do at all this is the ONLY tour you need to book. Look no further, everything you need is right here in his tour. Food, Culture, History, and FUN!!!!

1  Thank Dana Z
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Made my booking prior to arrival in Penang, and Ken was efficient in providing all the necessary information to prepare us for the tour.

He was very knowledgeable and presented to us Penang history in a very entertaining way.... and of course the best of all the we get to savour the famous Penang street food along our trail.

Very enlightening and great Guide!!!

Thank Jeffcls98
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We have good time travel around the town and Ken very kind to introduce to us the history of Penang on Nov 2016

Thank Luong L
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Great way to spend a morning in Georgetown. Seeing some of the attractions, learning about the history of Penang and tasting some of the local food.
Highly recommend doing this tour. Was raining for a time on the morning we did it but didn't dampen the spirits at all.
If you visit Penang you should take this tour, highly recommended.

1  Thank David M
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