Getting Around in Penang: Managing the Transition to Better Public Transport

By Alexander Fernandez

October 2023 COVER STORY
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A WELL-STRUCTURED bus system offers a wide range of benefits that go beyond mere transportation. It addresses the critical issue of affordability by providing an inclusive mode of travel, particularly for those in the lower-income brackets. This inclusivity enables access to essential services, education, job opportunities, and even leisure and recreation.The iconic red, beige and blue Rapid Penang buses navigating the roads on the island and the mainland form the backbone of Penang’s public transport. Be that as it may,...

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Alexander Fernandez

is a budding plant enthusiast, feline fanatic, Netflix junkie and gaming buff. He hopes to one day travel to Japan.