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Whooping Gibbon Travel is an award winning, dynamic travel agency based in Penang - The Pearl of the Orient (Malaysia) - dedicated in offering an array of tailor made adventures and travel services. We successfully bring to you the wonders of Malaysia at affordable prices, selecting only the most captivating itineraries and comfortable accommodations off the beaten track. We take pride in crafting for you a unique travelling experience because your holiday it’s our job.

About Us

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About Whooping Gibbon Travel

Our enthusiasm for adventure touring in Malaysia its winning the hearths of our clients.

We are Whooping Gibbon Travel, an experienced tour operator company located in Penang, Malaysia. Our vibrant team of Malaysians and European expats work together to offer you great bespoke holidays.

Born from the desires of two friends to begin an exciting journey and share their common passion, Luca Germani and Michelle de la Harpe founded W.G.T in the summer of 2013.

With over 20 years of combined leisure and tour operating experience, we organize your trip to Malaysia from A to Z based on your specific interests and requirements.
Jungle explorations, river safaris, Vespa touring in Borneo, mountain climbing, diving and 4×4 expeditions are just some of the activities we offer.

We know that to be successful in our industry, it is essential to have unconditional love for what you do and what you offer. Whooping Gibbon Travel is committed to create authentic travel experiences bringing to you the best of Malaysia, including Singapore and the Kingdom of Brunei.


Michelle de la Harpe – Co founder and Director

Michelle is no stranger to the hospitality and tourism industry. With over ten years of experience under her belt, she has paved her mark locally and globally following closely in her uncle, David de la Harpe’s footsteps. Being a prominent figure and well known pioneer in Sabah and Malaysia’s hospitality and tourism, David has not only planted the passion within Michelle in her tender years by exposing and involving her in the humble beginnings of Sabah’s tourism but has coached her as they watch it develop to what it is today.
Michelle has acquired her professional training and vast knowledge today through her previous important roles in internationally acclaimed and award winning establishments; Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa and Sutera Harbour Resort. She has traveled to many parts of the world attending major industry tradeshows promoting not only Sabah’s five star hospitality but also its beautiful and enchanting destination. It is through this well established network that she hopes to continue sharing and showing off to the world Borneo’s stunning holiday and adventure spot!

Luca Germani – Co founder & Director

Luca first set foot in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo in 2008 and has never looked back. Falling in love with the beauty, friendliness and wonders of this destination, he has vowed to share this precious gem to the world starting with his fellow Italians. He started of this journey by pioneering the European division in a well known locally established travel agency, training and developing the team whilst ensuring consistency in quality of products and services.
Four years have since passed and with his ever growing enthusiasm in the tourism scene, he has established a large network locally and globally today. Together with his zealous team mates he is determined to raise Sabah’s position in the travel and tourism industry through its natural beauty and charm.


We strive to become a distinguished destination management company, and grow to be the number one choice of every individual who wish to travel to Malaysia in the hands of a specialist. 


At Whooping Gibbon Travel we take pride in fulfilling our client wishes making it our daily mission. Its an art we master to almost perfection delighting human beings from each corner of the planet.


“Our team has been organizing holidays in Malaysia for many years now!! “ Read on to find out why it’s under our care you should book your holiday.”

1) Whooping Gibbon Travel Brings To You A Premier Holiday Destination – Malaysia

Imagine a country that has it all. A unique cultural and religious melting pot, a captivating historical heritage, the world’s oldest rainforest, scenic mountain ranges and pristine beaches, a staggering amount of fauna and flora and a world famous mouth-watering cuisine.
Once known as Malaya, the country boasts some of the most spectacular sights on the planet that will thrill you and your travel companions.
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2) Your Holiday Is Important To Us.

We know that this is your holiday, that special time of the year where you, come first. At Whooping Gibbon Travel your happiness is of utmost importance. Unlike others we do not take shortcuts, neither compromise quality. Rest assured you’ll be recommending our expertise to your friends and family

3) Our Expertise

Our expertise comes from years of combined work experience in tour operating & hotel management as well as client servicing and business development. Our team members have been organizing and guiding holidays in Malaysia for many years now. Our extensive knowledge of the country puts us many steps ahead among the competitors.

4) Personalized Travel Experience

You can choose from our packaged travel experiences or a 100% bespoke solution. Either way, your trip will be personalized to meet YOUR requirements. These will include your interests and your accommodation preference. We are based in Malaysia. Don’t leave your trip to someone that has never been here. Leave it to fellows travelers. 

5) Outstanding Value For Money

As a medium size travel agency, we are able to craft your holiday without incurring into costs and expenses that our larger competitors do. Moreover, the Whooping Gibbon Travel’s business structure is designed to specifically deliver outstanding value for money to its clients.



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Our HQ is located in Penang.


Lot 8-1-33A, D’Orient Mall, Gat Lebuh Macallum, 10300, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.


Please contact our team if you wish to make a booking or to know more about how we can organize your holiday.

You can reach us at:

Whooping Gibbon Travel Sdn Bhd KPK/LN 7417

TELEPHONE NO: +60165886212