Penang Insights

Why not add a new dimension to your vacation in Penang with Penang Insights. We’re different because we’re not a tour company. We believe a truly memorable experience with all that Penang has to offer comes from immersing yourself in the island’s rich local culture, cuisine and heritage with a local host.

We offer a quality and personable service for visitors who prefer a flexible approach to their local experience when they travel. We believe everyone is unique with different interests, so our focus is on you. We specialise in creating tailor-made itineraries to suit your particular interests or you may choose from one of our carefully crafted half or full day standard programs designed to give you a unique insight into the Pearl of the Orient – Penang.

Penang born and raised, and fluent in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Hokkien Chinese, your local host Victor Khoo looks forward to welcoming you.

To find out more please feel welcome to contact us.

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Our Story

Boat trip to Pulau Kendi

An islet off the southern coast of Penang island is an uninhabited rocky island often frequented by local anglers. The terrain of much of the islet’s shoreline is relatively jagged, except for a few narrow beaches.    

Testimonials

Foodie Tour - Thailand Guests

Victor always planned ahead for every activity and possibility and then there were the special, off-the-beaten-path experiences, which made our trip so original

…read traveller’s review on TripAdvisor.

Giorgi and Friends, Thailand

Food Lovers Guide - Thailand Guests

Cooking class with our guests from America

Victor provides a travel experience that far exceeds, both in terms of quality and personal engagement

…read traveller’s review on TripAdvisor

Mark and Mirela, Washington

Cooking class with our guests from America

Cooking class with Penang Insights

Victor was a perfect host with a golden combination of both culinary and local experience

…read traveller’s review on TripAdvisor.

Bas and Annique, Holland

Cooking Class - UK Guest

A perfect host and teacher, a great meal and a very worthwhile morning. Thank you so much and we can only heartily recommend

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Colin and Julie, London

Cooking Class - UK Guest

Evening foodie private tour with our Australian guests

Victor was an absolute star. He was prompt with communication, punctual, engaging, informative, and easy to spend time with

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Sofia and Tony, Ballarat

Penang nightlife culture

Private Tour with UK Guest

We had the most amazing 3 days with Victor eating and visiting places we would not have found on our own or appreciated as much even if we did

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Colin and Julie, London

Private tailored tour with UK guest