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Hin Bus Depot    

  31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300, George Town, Pulau Pinang | Visit Website
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4.5   (672)


Penang's Hin Bus Depot is a former-bus depot-turned-creative bustling hub with a variety of cafes and restaurants, art installations, and workshops for a fun-filled weekend.

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What to Expect?

The industrial remains of this former bus station have become a vibrant hub for George Town's burgeoning contemporary art scene. There are cafes and pop-up shops, and half a dozen artists studios and a gallery host exhibitions (ranging from sculpture to photography). Swing by for the arts-and-crafts market every Sunday (11am to 5pm). The open-air areas overflow with murals, sculptures and other pieces of street art.

There are nooks and corners to chill out in throughout the week, although we reckon that Sunday afternoon is the best time to visit, for it’s when the place is bustling with a pop-up flea market, live music and street food stalls.

Hin Bus Depot’s transformation can be traced back to 2014, when Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, the man behind Penang’s most famous street art murals, used the venue for his first solo exhibition. Today, the over-60,000 sq ft space is home to almost a dozen shophouses, having expanded to support not only artists but also chefs, baristas, bartenders and artisans in the community.

Within the grounds you'll also find several cafes, and there are several artsy bars nearby.

Best time to visit is on weekend, with Sunday typically a fun-filled day with extra workshops. Do check out their Facebook page for latest activities and announcements.
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 Address:   31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300, George Town, Pulau Pinang

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Weekdays 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Weekends 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  Reviews 4.5   (672)
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    Hung Hao

    in the last week

    This place is one of my favourite places to visit every time I’m back in Penang. It is a retired bus terminal given a new lease of life as an art gallery, community space and flea market.

    There are numerous cool coffee shops and cafes insides (with Halal options, no less) and it would be oh so perfect catching up with an old friend with a good cuppa inside.

    They host art from local artists- and a lot of the times, there are a ton of different events and things happening. I went on a Saturday not expecting much activity, but to my surprise, boy was it bustling.

    Sunday is the best time to visit as the flea market and vendors are out in full swing. Some stalls sell wine, vintage trinkets, plants, books, stationary, clothes, art, and a lot of collectibles.

    Parking around the area is a bit iffy, but I recommend you park opposite at the Neo+ hotel’s parking spot. It costs a cool RM4 but
    it’s a life saver in penang’s traffic.

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    Joy Ng

    2 months ago

    Lovely place for live bands, stalls selling handmade crafts, a local art exhibition and small cute shops. Only downside is that the outdoors area is too hot in the scorching afternoon heat.

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    Jonnh Chan

    2 months ago

    This market is not only a great spot to shop for unique items and taste delicious food, but it's also a cool place to hang out and relax. If you have some free time, watching the various activities happening around can be entertaining. In addition to the craft and food stalls, there's a great cafe and an outdoor coffee truck where you can grab a drink and recharge. And if you're in the mood for something fancier, there's even a wine bar that serves oysters!

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    Arjun Sehgal

    3 months ago

    Event space in an old bus terminal that is been renovated. Lots of good restaurants and coffee shops. The day we visited it was very hot so water guns were given to guests to slash each other and cool down. A Thai bazaar was also organized where good food and local Thai handicrafts were being sold. We visited one of the wine bars at the venue which was serving craft beer. Overall a good venue to visit if you are in Georgetown

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    Kelvin Ying

    a week ago

    Weekend pop up market in town. Lots of handcrafts and foods from various cultures. Also a perfect spot for art and music lovers as there are art exhibition, murals, and live band from time to time. Have to cope with the heat though.

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