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“Crash Course in Penang culture”

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.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We only had a few hours visit to Penang before we took the train to Bangkok, and we were looking for a way to make the most out of the short time we had. We are so happy to have found Metro Bike! We truly enjoyed Ken's wonderful personality and passion, he made sure every person in our group was engaged with the tour, he was very thoughtful and considerate of our needs as travelers (he let us keep our luggage in his car and made sure we had access to a rest room where we can clean up before our train trip), and definitely kept our tummies full during the trip. Even biking beginners would not have difficulty with this tour. If there is an area of improvement for Metro Bike, it's only that they need to advertise more! :)

Thank Chevy C
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Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

All the wonderful reviews regarding Kens love for his Penang are true, his tours and his sharing of Penang history is fun! We had the added pleasure of having a family from Dubai (Palestinian and Finnish & 2 great boys) a Chinese gentlemen whose wife is from Penang my Husband and I both from New Zealand
We had just as much fun learning about each others cultures as well as Penangs
Take this tour its a fun 3 hours & a nice insight into Georgetown history

Thank lynn d
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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We booked the all-in-one Unesco tour with Ken as our guide.
We met at 8 o clock at the agreed location. Ken was already present and explained us the safety rules first.
We then went of for a 4 hour tour around the center of Georgetown where we visited the main attractions, a few food stalls where we tried the very nice local food, and a number of traditional trades.
I can't describe how much fun we had on this tour.
Ken is an excellent guide, giving a lot of interesting information in his own style, and with a lot of humour. This is an activity we recommend everyone should do when visiting Georgetown.
This tour is worth every Ringit.
Thanks Ken for this memorable tour.

Thank DomiCa
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband saw this tour on trip advisor and much to my 16 year old daughters horror he booked it !!
Ken our "very knowledgeable guide" arranged for the taxi to pick us up from our hotel and was waiting for us with the bikes, water, helmets etc
We toured parts George Town that we would never have found, looking at the street art & Temples and lots of hidden areas.
Stopping in Little India for a typical Indian breakfast, then onto China Town for Morning Tea, we tried food we had never even heard of and it was delicious.
Ken plays music as you go around the streets, very surreal but very funny - ask him to play Rasa Sayang, the reaction from the locals is brilliant :)
The morning out was great from start to finish and both our teenage daughters agreed it was the best tour of the holiday.

Thank STB6210
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

This was an amazing bicycle tour through the stunningly gorgeous George Town area of Penang, Malaysia. Riding in a tri-shaw is a good option if you prefer not to bike. Ken, our tour guide, was extremely friendly and super knowledgable about the rich history of Penang.. The local food that we sampled was SO GOOD and Ken really went above and beyond to ensure that the tour would be enjoyable and comfortable. It was relaxed and felt like we were hanging out with a good friend and exploring the sights and scenery together. Ken was very patient with our need to take lots of photos, and the tour never felt rushed. We felt safe the entire time and did not ever feel bored at all. Thank you for a memorable tour, Metro Bike! It was the highlight of our trip to Malaysia.

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