Tan Shih Thoe Talks About the Business of Art at Hin Bus Depot

By Alexander Fernandez

February 2024 PENANG PROFILE
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HIN BUS DEPOT celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and so, Penang Monthly thinks it a great occasion to sit down with Tan Shih Thoe, the brain (and the brawn, considering how hands-on Tan is) behind Hin Bus Depot (HBD), one of Penangʼs hottest creative hubs, to unlock the secrets of its success.Penang Monthly: For many years, HBD was a dilapidated and abandoned building in a run-down part of town. Why did you decide to acquire it? And once it...

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Alexander Fernandez

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