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Hin Bus Depot

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31a Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, Penang Island 10300 Malaysia
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Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town

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Learn about a life of grandeur in 19th-century Penang on a tour of Cheong Fatt Tze, aka the Blue Mansion. Book admission to the famed George Town landmark and gain insight into its eclectic architecture and heritage, based on the lavish lifestyle of its former resident.
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Nigel Graver wrote a review Sep 2020
George Town, Malaysia38 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a great Sunday venue for either a solo traveler or all the family with varied art and craft stalls and a number of excellent food and drink outlets. Along with play areas for the children A must to visit on a sunday
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Iise Chew wrote a review Aug 2020
Malaysia646 contributions3 helpful votes
For those who grew up in Penang, we can remember the rustic 'Hin' buses thronging our streets; a main mode of public transportation even since the aftermath of World War 2. With the modern and sleeker 'Rapid' bus taking over the bus trade, the Hin Bus Depot closed its doors in 1999. Old, dilapidated and rustic, this place has in the recent years evolved into an artist's playground. Beautiful backdrops with art totally typical of Ernest Zacharevic's style is scattered throughout. This spot has become a very 'instagrammable' must-go-to place in Georgetown, Penang. This photoshoot was done with 2 personal friends who are young and confident entrepreneurs. I thoroughly enjoyed this photoshoot.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Lian Tiong G wrote a review Aug 2020
Subang Jaya, Malaysia3,539 contributions224 helpful votes
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Changing the landscape from a potential scrap yard to an unique creative center. Providing opportunities for creativity and small businesses. Also a great idea for creative tourism. When we visited still more creative cafes and stores are being opened up. Great street art and murals for photo shoots. The Rumah Kacha Cafe is a nice place for a drink and rest your feet.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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The Yum L wrote a review Jul 2020
559 contributions217 helpful votes
This is such a fun place to visit - especially on weekends when they have their artisan market. They have some good restaurants and cafes on site too.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Anwar wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore31 contributions15 helpful votes
Hin bus depot is a repurposed , you guessed it , bus depot. On a regular day , it's worth a quick stop to see the murals and cafes within the grounds but by sunday , it turns into a vibrant market selling locally made crafts and food, with live performances gracing the afternoon. Must try the home made cakes (RM5 to RM10) , coffee (RM 12) as well as locally brewed rice wine (tuak) (RM 5 a shot). Special mention to the owners of the stalls that engage you with the stories of their crafts especially Alistair, who will show you the proper way of consuming Tuak , traditional Bornean style.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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