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“'Must do' tour if in Penang!”

Metro Bike Easy Green Travel
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Owner description: A "Green" way to explore George Town by Bicycle & Trishaw Tour. Entire journey takes around 3.5 hours to intorduce you the popular heritage sites, artistic murals, charming traditional trades and famous hawker food.
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“'Must do' tour if in Penang!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

What a fantastic morning. This is a ' must do' if in Penang. We chose the all in one trishaw tour as we had 2 young children. Ken was fabulous, the history is interesting and there is no way to find these places on your own. We had plenty of good food options- I must admit I love eating from the local stalls over hotels and formal restaurants. Big thanks to the 2 'uncles' peddling us around town- 77 & 82!! Amazing! Thank you Ken!

Visited April 2013
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North Sydney, Australia
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“What a great way to learn the history of Georgetown”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We took the trishaw option on this. Toured around 15 historic sights over the 3.5hours of the tour.
Booking was a bit chaotic but all happened as promised. This may have been because we didn't allow the requested 2 days to make arrangements. Certainly book early in your trip to ensure you get the tour you want.

Our guide was very informative and knowledgable. Our trishaw driver was amazing.

Our tip would be to do this on your first day in town as you will understand so much more about Georgetown once you have been around on the tour.

Visited March 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Fun family activity”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a great way to see Georgetown with a family. We went with 4 adults & 2 kids. The girls loved being pedaled around in a trishaw & the adults enjoyed the bicycling. It's a fun way to see the old parts of the city & sample some great food.

Visited February 2013
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Recife, PE
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“Excellent and fun introduction to Penang”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Visiting the cultural and gastronomic highlights of Penang by bike with Ken was one of the highlights during our recent visit to Penang. Having a knowledgeable guide to put it all in context made it all the better. Interspersing visits to cultural and historical sites with stops at local restaurants to taste some of the wonderful food of Indian, Malay, and Chinese origin (which Penang is justifiably famous for) is a great idea and was much appreciated by our group. The five-year old girls loved their trip through town on a trishaw with a most friendly rickshaw driver.

Once we had this tour, we knew where we could go back to further explore and eat, which we did.

Highly recommend this trip, and recommend it as one of the first stops on your trip. It is personable, informative, and fun.

Visited February 2013
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MetroBike, Owner at Metro Bike Easy Green Travel, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Thanks for the review. I guest you must have tried the Kapitan Restaurant's Tandoori Chicken & hope it give you a good memory about Penang Hawker Food. I have uploaded the 2 little girls photos on Tripadvisor.
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Melbourne, Australia
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“The best possible way to experience Penang”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

It's difficult to know where to go first in Penang, so not only was the bike tour informative and a lot of fun, but it helped us to get a great overview of the best places to see. We were taken to the best places to eat, and told the stories behind the many temples and architecture along the way. Ken is so passionate and entertaining, we learnt so much and had a fantastic day.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Metro Bike tours, and you can be assured that Ken will take good care of you!

Visited January 2013
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