Modern Transportation in The Philippines

Of course, when I say modern transportation, I don’t really mean modern…

Say what you will about Philippino entrepreneurs, but one thing is for sure, they are quite original. In order to make a living in The Philippines’ capital city of Manila, some rather resourceful characters built what look to be trolleys and use them to get commuters around the city.

These improvised trolleys are made of bamboo, so they can easily be removed off the track if a train approaches. Commuters pay between 6-10 pesos ($0.16-$0.21) for one trip and they get to enjoy the…not-so-fresh air of Manila.

You have to wonder how those people manage to push a full trolley across the city.

Photos by Reuters

via Drugoi

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  • Louise Posted on January 2, 2010

    hey! i’ve been doing a research about trolleys and i got this site quite helpful…tnx..

    and i need more help…

    do you have some information about these trolleys?
    in those pictures, that trolleys were in pandacan ryt?
    that’s area is my focus….

    God bless!