By Rosli Mansor
Perak Tourism expanded its Hop-On Hop-Off (HoHo) bus service to six more stops at locations out of Ipoh vicinity starting November 23.
Executive Councillor for Tourism, Arts and Culture Tan Kar Hing said that the service expansion is due to overwhelming responses and the increased amount of tourists in Perak.
“Since early March this year when the service was launched, 3053 tourists had utilised the HoHo bus service. What’s even more inspiring is that these tourists were from Singapore, Thailand, China, Japan and Australia,” he told reporters after the HoHo Bus Out Circuit Launching at the Perak International Expo (PIEX) in Indera Mulia Stadium on Thursday, November 14.
“The new stops are Lost World of Tambun, Tambun Pomelo Orchard Farm, Sam Poh Tong, Gopeng Bus Terminal, Kellie’s Castle and Silveritage Medan Gopeng,” Tan explained. “This adds to a total of 18 stops.”
He added that trained HoHo bus drivers will share information on the stops to tourists who use the service.
“Three buses will be utilised for the HoHo bus service, with six travel frequencies daily,” Tan said.
“For an introduction of these new stops, we are offering a promotional price of a one-day unlimited trip for locals at RM12 or RM10 for children, disabled and senior citizens,” he explained. “For a two-day unlimited trip, RM20 will be charged for locals but the same remains for children, disabled and senior citizens at RM10.”