Jeepney, Philippines – Public Transport Mode Of The Week
The Jeepney is a Filipino institution, and I love them!
Jeepney’s are derived from the thousands of Jeeps that were left behind by the Americans in the Philippines after World War II.
Enterprising locals then extended them, added a roof and seats, and then a new mode of Public Transport was born.
Today’s modern Jeepneys are decorated with colourful ornaments, including crucifixes etc (sometimes I think the amount of religious paraphenalia decorating a rear vision mirror is inversely proportional to the standard of driving…but, it’s not too bad!).
Sure, Jeepney’s spew out copious amounts of pollution, but apparently electric powered Jeepneys are being trialled to reduce smog and greenhouse gases.
Anyway, here is a Jeepney carpark located in the capital, Manila.
They follow defined routes throughout Manila, and you just hand your money through to the driver at the front.
Anyway, try out a Jeepney if you’re in the Philippines - it’s worth checking them out!
See more at Jeepneys: Public Transportation – The Philippine Way.