History Walk Around George Town

George Town, Malaysia

Experience hosted by Tiger

5 hours, 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
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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 135 reviews.

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!
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!
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.
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.
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.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

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

What to bring

Rain coat if rain
Umbrella
Drinking Water
Sun Block

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.