Preserved Leyland Olympian 2-axle Bus (SBS7196Z)

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A Leyland Olympian 2 axle (formerly registered SBS7196Z) was converted into a gym/playground bus for children known as Bobbie the Gymbus, bearing the registration plate YL8508R. The bus was relegated to static display in Pat’s Schoolhouse (Jubilee Park) kindergarten. Despite the interior modifications, the exterior remains near intact.

In March 2020, with the closure of the Jubilee Park kindergarten, the bus was moved to Pat’s Schoolhouse Katong at 26 Still Road South. However, the bus sustained damage to the roof during the towing operation.

It was later applied with a fresh coat of paint and the damage on the upper deck roof was covered by the PAT’S Schoolhouse signage.



Full interior video:

Another Leyland Olympian 2 axle sits outside the National Youth Council along Grange Road. Dubbed the ‘Qbuzz’, it was converted into an office.\

Bus preservation in Singapore

Retired public buses in Singapore are rarely preserved. When they are, these buses usually get repurposed for other means, rather than being kept in their original condition for historical value. Youtuber glitchFan2428 has an excellent video on the topic of local bus preservation [Link here].

Preserved Singapore Buses
  • Nissan RX102K3 (STC 609) – LTA restoration; former Singapore Traction Company bus
  • Leyland Olympian (SBS9168S) – Bought by a private collector and shipped to United Kingdom; local registration L888 SBS.
  • Leyland Olympian (SBS6907X) – “The Red Bus” static display outside National Youth Council (Grange Road)
  • Volvo B10BLE Bus (SBS2988M) – Used for special needs education at St. Andrew’s Autism Centre
  • Volvo B10BLE Bus (SBS2989K) – Used for patient rehabilitation at Tan Tock Seng Hospital – Integrated Care Hub
  • Volvo Olympian (SBS7227T) – Former student lounge at Temasek Junior College, scrapped in 2018
  • Volvo B10TL (SBS9817C) – Used for special needs education at APSN Chaoyang School
  • Volvo B10TL (SBS9844Z) – Bought by a private collector and shipped to Hong Kong
  • Volvo B9TL (SBS7376X) – Preserved at ITE College West

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One thought on “Preserved Leyland Olympian 2-axle Bus (SBS7196Z)

  • 30 June 2021 at 3:16 PM

    It recently got repainted


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