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The end of road for the iconic Malta bus

Malta bus is dead. Long live the King

Another 20th century icon dead. The iconic Malta bus is on its way out soon. You’ve until 3 July to get a ticket to ride it on most routes.

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And what if the Malta bus were to disappear?

The end of the line for Malta’s ageing bus stock? Some people feel it’s about time a few shining examples were made museum pieces while the rest of the stock is scrapped.

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Malta Bus Blues: passenger etiquette

Malta’s buses might not be the most comfy of rides, but fellow passengers could do their bit to help us make it home in one piece. Irene Scicluna, a long-term commuter, ask us to consider our neighbours when we’re stuck on a bus – if it stops for us that is!

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Malta’s Buses: how to use them & what to expect

Malta’s buses, love them or hate them, add a certain unique, local colour to the islands. We all have an opinion on them, whether we use them or not. Here’s one person’s…

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A breath of Malta’s fresh air?

There’s nothing like a good blow of fresh sea air. Or is there? When it comes to Malta’s air quality, you might be surprised. Best to enjoy an onshore wind it seeems!

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5 Malta tourism clichés vs. reality

We look at the clichés that describe Malta in the tourism marketing blurb. Do we have year-round sun? Are we as friendly a nation as we’re portrayed in the brochures?

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Made in Malta Products

In this age of globalisation, some products are still unique to a place. Here’s our round up of stuff that shouts ‘Made in Malta’ at you and is part of the nation’s collective ‘heritage’.

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The Yells, Bells & Smells of Malta today

We’ve listed our favourite yells, bells and smells that would no doubt tally well with those Lord Byron found when he made his now famous comment on Malta.

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