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George Town Free Shuttle Bus Map (Penang Trip, Part 2)

By Hendra @tukangminggat

Penang tourism department really treats tourists who visit Penang island very well. It is tangibly seen from its transport facility which is provided for tourists to move from one place to another.

One of most favorite public transportation in Penang island is CAT atau Central Area Transit shuttle bus. It  is a hop on bus service which doesn’t charge the passenger to have George Town city tour. All you need to do is finding the sign “CAT Free Shuttle” sign at the road side of George Town.


If you stay outside George Town, you can take Rapid Transit bus (a paid public transport) which will lead you to Komtar Bus terminal where ere CAT also stops by . The outlook of this bus is more or less like the Rapid Transit bus, just make sure that you see “FREE” sign on its left corner of its windshield. 

Here is CAT route map where the bus shelter are located, including some tourism sites you might need to have to set your George Town city tour itinerary. To be kept in mind, this bus operates from 06.00 AM to 12.00 PM. (info taken from here)

cat map

1. Pengkalan Weld

  • Streets: Weld Quay, Downing Street
  • Swettenham Pier
  • Church Street Pier

2. Feri

  • Streets: Weld Quay, China Street Ghaut, Victoria Street
  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda
  • Wisma Yeap Chor Ee
  • Wisma Kastam

3. Little India

  • Streets: Beach Street, China Street, Church Street
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
  • Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple
  • Penang Heritage Trust
  • San Wooi Wooi Koon
  • Old OCBC Building
  • 1886 Building
  • Kongsoon House
  • Ghee Hiang

4. Imigresen

  • Streets: Beach Street, Bishop Street, Union Street
  • Immigration Building
  • Standard Chartered Building
  • HSBC Building
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (formerly ABN Amro Bank)
  • Logan’s Building
  • Whiteways Building

5. Bank Negara

  • Streets: Light Street, King Street, Pitt Street
  • Bank Negara Malaysia Building
  • House of Yeap Chor Ee
  • Town Hall
  • City Hall
  • Fort Cornwallis (inc. Francis Light Statue & Lighthouse)
  • Cenotaph
  • Dewan Sri Pinang

6. Muzium

  • Streets: Farquhar Street, Love Lane
  • Penang Museum
  • St George’s Anglican Church (inc. Francis Light’s Memorial)
  • Church of the Assumption
  • Supreme Court
  • Logan Memorial
  • Convent Light Street
  • St Xavier’s Institution

7. Lebuh Muntri

  • Streets: Penang Road, Muntri Street, Leith Street
  • St Francis Xavier Church
  • Hainan Temple
  • Francis Light’s Tomb
  • Segara Ninda
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

8. Lebuh Campbell

  • Streets: Penang Road, Campbell Street, Hutton Lane, Dato Koyah Road, Kampung Malabar
  • Benggali Mosque
  • Chowrasta Market
  • Penang Bazaar
  • Sri Kunj Bihari Temple

9. Komtar Pusat

  • Streets: Jalan Ria, Tek Soon Street, Lebuh Lintang, Magazine Road
  • Komtar
  • Prangin Mall
  • Pacific Komtar

10. Komtar Utara

  • Streets: Penang Road, Bertam Lane, Macalister Road, Tek Soon Street
  • Ong Kongsi
  • Komtar
  • Masjid Jamek Simpang Enam
  • Gama
  • Church of Our Lady of Sorrows

11. Jalan Kedah

  • Streets: Transfer Road, Kedah Road, Phee Choon Road, Burmah Road
  • Masjid Titi Papan
  • Dato Koyah Shrine
  • Saw Khaw Lean Heah Kongsi

12. Chowrasta

  • Streets: Penang Road, Chowrasta Road, Tamil Street, Kimberley Street, Dickens Street
  • Chowrasta Market
  • Penang Bazaar
  • Penang Road Cendol

13. Komtar Timur

  • Streets: Prangin Road, Rope Walk, Lebuh Lintang, Carnarvon Street
  • Prangin Mall
  • Masjid Pintal Tali
  • Ghee Hin Hall of Heroes
  • Prangin Canal
  • Sia Boey

14. Lebuh Carnarvon

  • Streets: Carnarvon Street, Kimberley Street
  • Li Teik Seah Building
  • Penang Tourism Information Centre
  • Penang Islamic Museum
  • Sun Yat Sen Penang Base
  • Campbell Street Market

15. Kampung Kolam

  • Streets: Kampung Kolam, Kampung Kaka, Claimant Place, Pitt Street, Armenian Street
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque
  • Noordin Family Tomb
  • Khoo Kongsi
  • Cheah Kongsi
  • Lim Kongsi
  • Yap Kongsi
  • Choo Chay Keong Temple
  • Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple
  • Acheen Street Mosque
  • Gudang Acheh

16. Mahkamah

  • Streets: Pitt Street, Bishop Street, Church Street, Farquhar Street, Stewart Lane
  • St George’s Church
  • Kuan Yin Teng
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • Supreme Court
  • Chinese Chamber of Commerce
  • Bank Negara Malaysia

17. Dewan Sri Pinang

  • Streets: Light Street, Esplanade Road, Duke Street, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah
  • Dewan Sri Pinang
  • Town Hall
  • City Hall
  • Supreme Court
  • Logan Memorial
  • Cenotaph

18. Kota Cornwallis

  • Streets: Light Street, Penang Street
  • State Assembly Building
  • House of Yeap Chor Ee
  • Foo Tye Sin Mansion
  • Fort Cornwallis (inc. Francis Light Statue & Lighthouse)

19. Lebuh Downing

  • Streets: Beach Street, Downing Street, Union Street
  • General Post Office
  • Islamic Council Building
  • HSBC Building
  • Standard Chartered Building

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