If you have a whole day to spare for a tour of Georgetown Penang, one convenient and practical way of doing it is by renting a bike. I thought about this when we were at Goddess of Mercy Temple. I felt envious of the couples and groups passing around on bikes. In our case, we rented a trishaw as we were already in a hurry that time, but thinking about it, a trishaw is way slower and it doesn't give you so much flexibility as you have to continuously negotiate with your driver as to where to go.
There are so many companies in Penang renting bicycles. I listed some of them below should you think this is the best way for you to see the many cultural, religious, historical and architectural intricacies of this lovely city.
Each bike rental is inclusive of a bicycle helmet, single headlights and various security measures to ensure that your riding is safe and protected.
RM20 for 24 Hours
RM40 1 week
(Prices include: Penang Map, Helmet and High Security Locks.)
24，Weld Quay, 10200 George Town, Penang
+6012 - 4121007
We are a locally owned, independent and green company. We believe that the best, healthiest and most exciting way to see Georgetown is from the saddle of one of our well maintained, comfortable and safe bicycles.
Complimentary: Safety Helmet, Safety Jacket, Bicycle Lock & PA insurance.
Bike Rent Center: Tanjung City Marina ( Beside Jetty Bus Terminal- Hainan Town Restaurant )
Operation Hours: 9am-5pm daily
1) Bicycle Model: City Bike - Single Gear ( Suitable to travel within George Town areas)
2) PA Insurance: RM20K insurance coverage on dead and TPD only
3) Security Deposit: RM100/bike or identity card.
HQ: 49, Jalan Tingkat Mayang Pasir
11900 Bayan Lepas Penang. Malaysia.
Hotline: 019- 409 4663
Fax: (604) – 229 6434
There are also other small bike rental shops such as,
Penang Cycle Bay
Lee Jetty, Weld Quay, 10300 Georgetown, Penang. Website.
Bicycle Rental: Weekday RM12/4hours & RM20 whole day: Weekend RM15/4 hours & RM25 whole day.
Chin Seng Leong Bicycle Shop
84, Armenian Street, 10200 Georgtown, Penang. Tel: 012-553-3553.
Bicycle Rental: RM10 for the whole day per bicycle.