If the public transport vehicle in the Philippines is the Jeepney colorful, in Myanmar, the government will use a passenger car after the ban on motorcycles.
Unique means of transport in the Philippines, Myanmar
Philippines: Manila is one of the most civilized cities in the world. However, the problem of congestion here is not without, as more and more emerging middle class emerges that promote the explosion of cars. According to statistics, Filipinos have bought nearly 300,000 new cars in 2015.
Taxis in Manila are relatively cheap compared to other countries in Southeast Asia such as Singapore, Malaysia and even Vietnam. However, the price of taxi from the airport to the city is much more expensive. Normally, if you take a taxi from the airport to the airport, you will have to pay around 150-200 pesos (70,000-90,000), but in the opposite direction you will be charged 500-600 pesos (230,000-280,000 dong). fish.
The Philippines also has many shuttle buses and trams. However, the rail system in Manila is small, trains are much sharper than in other capitals in Southeast Asia such as Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok.
Bus express (fast speed) often runs long distances, with embarkation and disembarkation, so it is not convenient for family activities.
Jeepney is a popular public transportation vehicle in the Philippines. This car is similar to tuk-tuk in Thailand, Laos, mainly from the old Jeep cars from the United States.
Jeepney operates from 6h-18h on a bus-like route in Vietnam. However, guests wishing to make their own arrangements can still rent a car in the evening.
The per-person freight rate is 8 pesos (4,000 dong) for the first 4 kilometers and 50 cents for the next kilometer. The Jeepney has an extended lateral body, with two benches containing 20 guests at a time.
In the picture is a Jeepney car workshop named Sarao Motors Inc. The famous Philippine Pulanglupa, about 5,000 square meters, is located in Las Pinas, about 30 minutes from the capital, Manila.
In addition to taxis, buses, Jeeps, and the Philippines, there’s also the tricycle (a homemade tricycle). People in the city of Koronadal, about 1,000 km south of Manila, favor this line of vehicles as a means of commuting and transporting tourists.
Tricycle rent is around 20 pesos / km (about 23,000 VND). Visitors can meet these cars in any corner of the Philippines, not just the city.
One of the other public transportation is the unique Habal Habal. This is a custom motorcycle, which can carry 12 passengers. However, Habal Habal is only commonly used in Mindanao, which is used to transport people and bulky objects. Photo by Erwin Mascarinas.
Habal Habal has two benches on either side, each accommodating four people. Behind the saddle was extended enough for three guests. In front of the driver there is a seat for one person (usually for children). The fare of each trip varies, depending on the agreement of the customer and the driver. Because they are not controlled by the state, they do not have a fixed price like a taxi.
Myanmar: Beginning in 2009, the Government of Myanmar bans people from circulating motorbikes in the inner city to reduce the load and prevent congestion. Photo by Hoang Anh.
Yangon is one of the cities in Myanmar that has many differences in traffic compared to many countries in the world.
Buses and coaches are still one of the most popular means of transportation. Passengers using this type of air conditioner are not very cheap, but have to squeeze stuffy. Even some people have to stand, quite dangerous. Photo by Hoang Anh.
The most useful and used vehicle is the truck. The back of the car has two rows of seats that can hold about 10-12 passengers, but the driver usually carries the excess.
If in Vietnam, from the street to buy porridge bowl, pho bowl also have to sit on motorcycles, even private cars, in Yangon, people have to use public transport vehicles like buses.
Most cars are overloaded. In order to get things done quickly, many young people accept swallowing or stuffing.
And while standing or sitting, guests still have to pay 200 kyats per turn (about 3500 VND).
In addition, rickshaw rickshaws are also a popular means of transport in Yangon. Indigenous people usually use it to go to the market, or to very close points, instead of having to walk.
Taxis can be caught along the way, docks, and drivers are quite enthusiastic with tourists. They always advise guests to take the time, to the most convenient, avoid jams or miss the flight.
Myanmar taxis have clocks, but most drivers charge customers at runtime instead of miles (about 8,000-10,000 kyats per hour).
Out of the inner city, motorbike drivers are quite crowded. Since motorbikes are banned in the city, they are only allowed to operate in the outskirts. Photo by Hoang Anh.