NEW Simply Enak
(+6017 287 8929/www.simplyenak. com).
The sheer amount of good food in Penang makes dining out rather overwhelming if you’re new to the city. Cue Simply Enak and culinary expert Mark Ng. Staffed with tour guides certified by Tourism Malaysia, Simply Enak introduces food enthusiasts to the best of the island’s iconic eats while throwing in titbits of local history. The company runs two four-hour tours per day: Penang Harmony Food Trail in the mornings and Eat Drink Georgetown in the evenings. The price of each tour is inclusive of three meals plus snacks in between. Come hungry, for sure!
Bookings require a minimum of two pax from RM250 per person.
Metro Bike Tours
Tanjung City Marina, 8A Pengkalan Weld, George Town (+6019 409 4663/www.metrobike.com.my). Here’s an idea: Explore George Town on wheels (by bike or trishaw). Metro Bike Tours will introduce you to heritage sites, murals, traditional trades and famous hawker fare. Each guide-led ride lasts about three to four hours. Fees are inclusive of insurance, rental of safety helmets, jackets and bikes, disposable rain ponchos and mineral water. For a truly Southeast Asian experience, opt for Metro’s trishaw tour.
Check website for tour times. Nonguided bike rental, RM20 for 24 hours; Food and Heritage Sites Audio Tour, RM30; Twin-share Trishaw with Driver, RM90 for two hours.