“It’s exhilarating to be able to see so many touristic spots in Ipoh by just taking this bus,” said one excited passenger of the recently-introduced Ipoh Hop-On Hop-Off (HOHO) bus.
Ever since its launch in March, the bus has become a major attraction, and also an option, for tourists to further explore the city that tin built.
The bus operates every Saturday and Sunday between 8.30am and 9.30pm. It has 13 stops starting from Meru Terminal to Old Town and then to New Town.
Your adventure starts by taking a feeder bus at Meru Terminal to Ipoh High Court and upon arrival you will switch to the HOHO bus.
You can opt for any stops for souvenir shopping and then hop on again, according to the route schedule. The feeder bus is a temporary replacement for the additional two HOHO buses which are being refurbished. They will be operational effective May.
Tickets are available at five locations namely, Tourism Perak Office, Tourism Perak Information Kiosk @ Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, Tourism Perak Information Kiosk @ Ipoh Railway Station, WOW Merchandise Shop and Ipoh Tourist Information Centre. Tickets are also sold on the bus.
For MyKad holders, the tickets are priced at RM20 (adult) and RM10 (children). For non-MyKad holders, they are priced at RM55 (adult) and RM20 (children), respectively.
The bus will travel along the iconic Ipoh Heritage Trail in Old Town. You get to see all the historical buildings along the trail. This trip is done twice, one at 8am and the other at 4pm.
For more details, visit www.tourismperakmalaysia.com or call 05 249 9966. Packages are available at www.lokalocal.com.