Penang Tourist Guides Association has been established since 27 September 1966 and is the 1st tourist guides association to be formed in Malaysia. The purpose of having an association is to represent, promote and protect the common interests of the members. With an active membership of 533 members as at 31st December 2012, the guides are categorized as City Guides (blue badge) and Localized Nature Guides (green badge) who offers guiding in 10 different languages.
Throughout the years, the members are kept up-to-date with periodical online newsletters packed with informative articles and updates on guiding-related issues, listing major events, new tourism sites openings and current tourism issues. The members participate actively in tourism educational activities and the Continuing Tourism Related Education to update and increase their knowledge.
PTGA work closely with most of the tourism organizations in Penang and Malaysia in general, with regular meetings with the Ministry of Tourism, Tourism Malaysia, Penang State Tourism, tourism-related organisations and non-governmental organisations. Our administrative office which also serves as a Tourist Information Centre is situated within the heritage zone of George Town.
No. 7 Cannon Street
Monday to Friday
from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
(Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays)
7 Cannon Street,
10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel/Fax: 04-261 4461