JUST A LITTLE over a decade ago, if you were standing in the dilapidated remains of Hin Bus Depot, you might think, “What could possibly come out of this place?” Well, the proprietors were also in the dark about its potential. However, today, Hin Bus Depot has transformed into more than just a thriving hub for art and artists; it has become a sustainable placemaking space. As the revitalised depot celebrates its 10th Anniversary, commemorated by the launch of “Art is Rubbish is Art” by Ernest Zacharevic in 2014, we look back on its humble beginnings of what it was and the journey to be what it is today.
is a former journalist who traded her on-the-go job for a life behind the desk. For the sake of work-life balance, she participates in Penang's performing arts scene after hours.