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What’s with that Yellow double decker bus in Braddon – Mandala???

By duckylucky - 30 March 2009 65

[First filed: March 28, 2009 @ 13:05]


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Hi.

Anyone know anything about that large yellow double decker bus parked of Girrahween St (Between Mort and Londsdale, opp Shell servo) in Braddon?

It has the word ‘Mandala’ [ED – ‘Mandalay’] painted on the side, and has some other creepy pictures painted on it.

It seems pretty decrepit, boarded up, yet appears to the connected to the power grid?

I’ve never seen anyone get into it or hang around it….?

Has it got something to do with feeding the homeless…perhaps drug education…a needle exchange….?

Any views and history on it would be greatly appreciated.

What’s Your opinion?


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TheDancingDjinn 12:00 am 25 Mar 12

Pork Hunt said :

I loved that place Doghouse Dave. You might remember me, I was the drunken fool who rocked up on Fri or Sat nights in 1987-1990 and bought 2 chilli dogs with cheese and a bucket of chips. Lol. Need to visit u in Young before u retire.

+ 1 Trillion – i loved that place – the only thing that comes close for me is the Gspot

Pork Hunt 10:06 pm 24 Mar 12

I loved that place Doghouse Dave. You might remember me, I was the drunken fool who rocked up on Fri or Sat nights in 1987-1990 and bought 2 chilli dogs with cheese and a bucket of chips. Lol. Need to visit u in Young before u retire.

I-filed 7:32 pm 24 Mar 12

OzChick said :

It used to be a Vietnamese take away at one stage. This was when it was parked across the street, from St Mary’s Church in Braddon.

Not Vietnamese I think – Burmese. Hence “Mandalay”.
The food was good.

Doghouse_Dave 2:58 pm 24 Mar 12

George Thung operated from a caravan at the garage opposite the theatres in 1971 or 1972 then moved opposite on to Mort Street. He then moved to the car park where James Court is and then moved opposite BP. The Doghouse operated in the same area, and was in Lonsdale Street from 1972-2005. When we were moved from Caltex I operated where Georges’ bus is now. We only were allowed three months to find another site and had to as the park was heritage classified. Geoge was allowed to park the Mandalay bus there when the Garema car park was built on. George was a good friend and his sons used to call me uncle. If George is still around then Dave says Hi to him and his family. Also hello and thank you to everyone who remembers The Doghouse. The Doghouse is still operating Wed-Sat nights in Young, NSW. As the original owner I am selling the business as it’s time for me to retire and travel. Dave

deye 10:09 am 08 Feb 11

Grrrr said :

Is it just my imagination, or did I see the bus open one night during Summernats this year, when all the Summernats crowd were gathered in the area?

I can’t otherwise recall seeing it open during the last half-dozen years I’ve spent in the city.. I do recall it changing colour in that time tho.

Yes it was open during Summernats, there are a few times each year that it is open for a night or two.

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