History Walk Around George Town

George Town, Malaysia

Experience hosted by Tiger

  1. 5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.

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…

What's included

  • Food
    Light breakfast
  • Drinks
    Mineral water

Meet your Host, Tiger

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 142 Reviews
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Hi! My name is Tiger Tatt, a licensed tour guide. George Town, has a great history to it. As a history buff, heritage and culture conventionalist, and a true-blue Penangite born and raised in George Town, my tour can offer a great way to explore the city and discover everything it has to offer.
My love and strong connection with this beautiful city have made me a passionate ambassador. Every corner of this town has a different story to offer, and I am known for my storytelling ability to bring these stories to life.
After four years of getting myself certified, I am now a licensed tour guide and a fascinating storyteller. It was a long journey, but it was worth it to rediscover my passion.
Today I'm proud to live my dream. So join me to discover the history of George Town in a way most travellers don't get to experience.
Hi! My name is Tiger Tatt, a licensed tour guide. George Town, has a great history to it. As a history buff, heritage and culture conventionalist, and a true-blue Penangite born and raised in George Town, my tour can offer a great way to explore the city and discover everything it has to offer.
My love and strong connection with this beautiful city have made me a passionate ambassador. Every corner of this town has a different story to offer, and I am known for my storytelling ability to b…
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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 142 reviews.

Johanan
January 2022
Tiger is incredibly knowledgeable but also creative, adaptable and really quick on his feet. Visited Penang with two friends who are from Portugal. Tiger customized the tour on the fly to highlight the shared histories between our nation and theirs. He also changed the tour to match our schedule and interests. It was like watching a master at work.
Niranjan
December 2021
Great tour. I’m a Malaysian from a different state yet still learned a lot from Tiger’s tour. He’s put a lot of thought into the itinerary and story telling. I’ll be recommending this tour to friends visiting Penang.
Ana
December 2021
I have done the tour in Georgetown today and it has been amazing, 100% recommended! Today is my fourth day in Penang and I have joined the tour having already walked the entire city center several times, so I was a bit afraid it would be redundant for me. However, nothing further from the truth: in this tour, Tiger shows hidden spots and tells very interesting parts of History that you will not find in the city information posters or in the museums. This tour combines food and History, which makes it more fun. Additionally, Tiger is very friendly and knowledgeable. All in all, I haven't felt bored even for a second during the tour despite being a long one. Don't miss this tour if you are in Penang and have the chance to join it!
Rachel
December 2021
A great tour of Georgetown- would highly recommend. Tiger was a great host who took the time to add in some authentic local touches, such as breakfast at a street cafe and a visit to a local artisan who made incense. We were gifted with some incense sticks to take home as a gift. Tiger really made us feel welcome and was very knowledgeable about the history of Penang. A morning well spent. Thank you Tiger
Ludovic
November 2021
Tiger was a fantastic guide. He has an incredible knowledge of the history of the city and tells it in a captivating way.
Monz
December 2020
Tiger is very very knowledgeable about the history of Penang. He is very good at story telling and he kept the stories interactive and interesting. I have lived in Malaysia my whole life but there are still a lot of thing that I didn’t know - thanks to Tiger now I have a lot of new knowledge! He brought me to a lot of local gems and his good relationship with the locals made the experience very unique. I was well fed with lotsa good local food. Overall he is a very nice guy and I would definitely recommend it to everyone!! Worth every pennies!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Rain coat if rain
Umbrella
Drinking Water
Sun Block

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.