George Town Street View: Noon at Carnarvon Street

A Hop-On Hop-Off bus passing by Carnarvon Street‘s row of old heritage pre-war shophouses in George Town during an afternoon.

Penang “Hop-On Hop-Off” Double Decker Bus

HoHo Bus

A couple of months back, the Penang Hop-On Hop-Off bus service was launched to promote the island’s tourism and places of attraction. Equipped with Wi-Fi, the buses feature sky view and open deck, disabled-friendly facilities and travel through routes that covers 50 major attractions on the island. For those interested in exploring the heritage sites and streets of George Town, there is the ‘City Route’ bus while those who want to enjoy the beach and natural area of the island may hop-on to the ‘Beach Route’ bus.

For MyKad holders, the tickets are RM19 for adults and RM12 for children. Tickets are valid for 24 hours.
For non-Malaysians, tickets are priced at RM45 (adults) and RM24 (children above five and below 12).

For more info such as the routes covered and tour map, please check out

George Town Street View: The Hin Company Bus Depot

Hin bus depot

Hin bus depot

Built with an architectural style of Art Deco, the Hin Company Bus Depot is an old and abandoned bus depot located along Brick Kiln Road (or Jalan Gurdwara), in George Town, Penang. It is right opposite Grand Continental Hotel and nearby Gama shopping mall.

There is an art exhibition by Ernest Zacharevic held at the bus depot from 17 January until 14 February as shown HERE.


George Town Street View: CHULIA STREET

Chulia Street is one of the main roads in George Town and is within the heritage zone. The rather long road is lined with various hotels, pre-war shophouses and connects with various other streets such as Love Lane, Carnarvon Street and Kapitan Keling Mosque Street.

There are also a few wall art murals in recent times that can be found along Chulia Street – Chulia Street Art Map.