The H2 Sarawak Hydrogen Bus is a new bus service in Kuching, Sarawak which serves the downtown area of Kuching. While Kuching already has simple and potentially inefficient public transport in the form of stage buses, the H2 Sarawak Hydrogen Bus is a free service to test out this new technology. The H2 Sarawak Hydrogen Bus comes with the H2 Sarawak App to check the real-time location of the bus, and the timetable, though inaccurate, is integrated with Google Transit (and thus should not be followed).
Since 22 February 2020, the H2 Sarawak Hydrogen Bus launched the second Damai Route in addition to the initial Downtown Heritage Loop, transporting passengers between Riverside Majestic and Damai Central for Damai Beach and Sarawak Cultural Village.
The Riverside Majestic bus stop is where the H2 Sarawak Hydrogen Bus originates and terminates.
The Damai Route bus stops before the Riverside Majestic bus stop while resting before departure time.
The Damai Route bus is marked with an A4-sized sign on the windscreen.
The Damai Route bus at Riverside Majestic bus stop.
The information of both Downtown Heritage Loop and Damai Route posted beside the bus entrance.
The Damai Route bus departs twice a day from Riverside Majestic at 9.00am and 2.00pm. It returns back from Damai Central departing at 11.00am and 5.00pm.
The Damai Route runs for 33.5 kilometers in each direction, with stops at Riverside Majestic Hotel, Sarawak Museum, Satok Bus Station 1, Satok Bus Station 2, Petrajaya Bus Station 1, Petrajaya Bus Station 2, Damai Central Bus Stop 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
The Damai Route bus as seen from across the road.
The Damai Route bus before Riverside Majestic bus stop.
There is another sign for a Smart Bus System posted on the Riverside Majestic bus stop roof, but I doubt this bus is still in operation.
The first bus in the fleet, QAA372X, is designated as Bus 372 or Red Bus. This, however, is just a fleet designation rather than a route designation.
Both Damai Route and Downtown Heritage Loop buses at Riverside Majestic bus stop.
Slightly before 2pm, the Damai Route bus moves up to the bus stop to board passengers for Damai Central.
The main boarding door at the front of the bus.
Shortly after 2pm, the Damai Route bus departs for Damai Central.
Unfortunately, due to a lack of time on this short trip to Kuching, I was not able to joyride on the Damai Route bus due to the long bus layover schedule at Damai Central, which would just result in a burnt day in Kuching for me.