Penang is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, internationally renowned for its diverse culture, historical background, thriving arts scene and of course its sensational and affordable street food. But this is not all, the capital city of Penang – George Town – was UNESCO world heritage listed in 2008 and since that time has seen many of its distinctive colonial buildings and pre-war shop houses restored to their former glory. Many hours may be spent wandering through historic George Town’s intertwined web of narrow streets and laneways visiting local temples, mansions and simply taking in the local street life.
At Penang Insights, our local host offers a private service for visitors to Penang who prefer a highly personalised experience with the option to create your own customised program. Our host is not a tour agent or a tour guide. We work as your local host and friend while you’re in Penang. We only accept one client per day, which means you get your host full attention and commitment ensuring that your day of sightseeing and experience is an enjoyable and memorable one.
Your local host – Victor Khoo – is Penang born and grew up in George Town. As a seasoned traveller, an avid photographer, a passionate cook to places such as America, UK, Italy, France, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, China, South Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand and Australia, Victor believes the best travel experience is when he immerses himself into the culture, food, history and landmarks of each destination and to learn the local customs. As your local host, Victor is intimately familiar with Penang’s customs, food and culture. You will visit off the beaten track local villages, ornate religious temples, sample local food and learn the local way of life in this Pearl of the Orient – Penang Island.
Authenticity – all photos and videos published on this website were taken by Victor on an actual place, event and food of Penang.