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CAT George Town Loop 1CAT George Town Loop 1 (12 May, 2018)


Penang CAT George Town Loop 1 is the first CAT Feeder Bus Service that was introduced in Penang. Within George Town, you can take this bus to most of the tourist attractions within the George Town World Heritage Site. Just hop on at one of its designated bus stops, then alight at the one nearest the sight you wish to visit.

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Route of CAT George Town Loop 1

Just alight to sightsee, then continue your trip on the next City Hop On bus to complete the route. Here's a detailed itinerary of what you see. The Central Area Transit Shuttle Bus starts at the bus stop No.1 at Weld Quay. From there, it goes along Jetty, making one stop at the Ferry Bus Terminal. Then it continues and turns right at Chulia Street Ghaut. At the next junction, it turns right into Victoria Street. At the end of Victoria Street, it turns left into China Street Ghaut. At the next junction, it turns right into Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai). There are two bus stops at Beach Street, in front of OCBC and in front of Standard Chartered.

Ferry Bus Terminal (Stop No. 2) signage (23 January, 2009)


From Beach Street, the Central Area Transit Shuttle Bus continues into Light Street, turning left at the roundabout. From Light Street, it turns left into Pitt Street (Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling), then right into Farquhar Street, at the Penang Supreme Court. Bus stop No. 6 is in front of the Penang Museum. From Farquhar Street, it continues into Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah (Northam Road) and then turns left into Penang Road. It goes along Penang Road until the junction with Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong (Prangin Road), where it turns left. Next, it makes a right turn at Jalan Ria to enter Komtar. It stops at the Komtar Bus Terminal, and then exits Komtar, turning right at Magazine Road.

From Magazine Road, the Central Area Transit Shuttle Bus turns right into Penang Road again, where there's a stop in front of Ong Kongsi. From there, it continues along Penang Road and turn turns left into Burmah Road, and then right again at Transfer Road. At the next traffic lights, the bus turns right into Hutton Lane. At the end of Hutton Lane, it turns right into Penang Road once more time, continues along Penang Road and then turns left into Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong (Prangin Road) again.

Next, the bus turns left and enters Carnarvon Street. It goes along Carnarvon Street until the junction with Kampung Kaka, where it turns right. It goes along Kampung Kaka, and into Kampung Kolam, where it makes a stop. From Kampung Kolam, it enters Pitt Street. At St George's Church, it turns left into Farquhar Street again, and then makes a right turn into Light Street. It goes along Light Street until the roundabout, and then turns into Beach Street. Following that, it turns left at the next junction into Downing Street. The bus makes a final stop at Downing Street before reentering Jetty to restart the journey.

Bus Stops and Sights

The following are the numbered bus stops and the sights to see along the way. It will be impossible to visit all the sights listed. My suggestion is you do a bit of homework. Read about each of the sights to select those you wish to visit (click the links for details with maps). Then take the bus to each stop. Visit some sights, walk along the way, and then catch the next bus at a subsequent bus stop.

- Pengkalan Weld

- Feri

- Little India

- Imigresen

- Bank Negara

- Muzium

- Lebuh Muntri

- Lebuh Campbell

- Komtar Pusat

- Komtar Utara

- Jalan Kedah

- Chowrasta

- Komtar Timur

- Lebuh Carnarvon

- Kampung Kolam

- Mahkamah

- Dewan Sri Pinang

- Kota Cornwallis

- Lebuh Downing

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