Penang Insights
Lifesize street arts at Balik Pulau

A new meaning to your travel adventure. Tell us what you are interested to see and experience as a traveller, and let us design a program exclusively for you.

At Penang Insights, our philosophy is based on you as our “visiting guests” and us as your “local host” working together so you get the most out of your time here in Penang.

We’re different from other travel companies as we only accept one client per day. This highly personalised service means we can create a program that’s tailored to your wishes allowing you the freedom and flexibility to explore the sights of Penang on your terms.

Simply let us know about your interests, whether it be sampling the wide variety of diverse cultural cuisines, heritage sites, religious temples, local villages, gardens and nature trails or a combination of attractions, and we’ll design an itinerary that we believe meets your needs.

As your local hosts, our aim is to make your visit to Penang as enjoyable as possible, so please feel welcome to contact us at any time.

Standard Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off at hotels in Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Tokong, George Town and cruise ship terminal
  • Fluent English speaking local host
  • Private air-conditioned car, includes fuel and parking
  • Complimentary bottled water

Standard Exclusions

  • Food and beverage
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Rental hires; such as, bicycle, boat
  • Entrance fees

Important Information

What to bring:

  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen to protect from the sun
  • Umbrella if it is raining
  • Wear good walking shoes and light clothing
  • Camera if you wish to take photos
  • Booking confirmation
  • Photo ID (eg drivers licence)
  • Some cash (approx $100 ringgit) if you wish to purchase any souvenirs along the way as many vendors only accept cash

Design Your Own programs

Half day (4 hours) – starting from MYR $250 per person based on two guests

Full day (8 hours) – starting from MYR $450 per person based on two guests

By the hour (minimum 2 hours) – from MYR $200 per person based on two guests

There is a surcharge of MYR $100 if you are a single guest.


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Select from one of the program category below, or mix and match depending on your local interests:

Penang attractions on Penang national parks

Nature and Adventure

Penang is a small island, covering a mere 293 square kilometres. Although it is densely populated along the east and north coast, it remains relatively untouched along the west coast with lush rainforests thanks to its year round tropical climate.

Penang attractions on Penang food

Penang Food

Penang is world renowned for its exceptional street food. The diversity of its Malay, Chinese and Indian cultural backgrounds collides in a melting pot of tastes and flavours that stem back generations.

Arts and Culture

The arts and culture scene in Penang is alive and colourful thanks to its multicultural society of Malay, Chinese and Indians. There’s no shortage of religious festivals throughout the year and visitors will find mosques, Chinese and Indian temples living in harmony side-by-side in local neighbourhoods.

Penang attractions on sightseeing tours


Although Penang island is small, rapidly being developed and modernised, there are parts of the island that are still layback and untouched – quiet beaches, fishing villages, rice fields, fruit plantations, farms and food production companies belonging to the same family for generations.

Cooking class with Penang Insights

Cooking with Victor

Victor is passionate about Penang food and learned how to cook traditional Malaysian Nyonya (also known as Peranakan) style food from an early age. Growing up in the early 1960s in a pre-war terrace house in George Town,