One of the fun aspects of visiting countries in Asia is all the fantastic forms of transport that they have. There are, of course, the infamous tuk tuks, that come in many shapes and sizes, motorcycle taxis, water taxis, cycle rickshaws, cable cars and even horse and carriage.
Here’s a selection of some of the transport I’ve come across;
In the capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB), you can take a water taxi to the village of Kampong Ayer.
Cambodia’s tuk tuks are basically motorbikes with carriages attached to the back.
China has its own version of a tuk tuk, which looked a little like a tin can! Beijing also has cables cars and bicycles, lots of bicycles.
I love India’s version of a tuk tuk and their taxis are cool too.
Gili Trawangan doesn’t have any motorized vehicles so they use horse and carriage to get around the island.
Java has motorcycle taxis in some areas and they use bicycle rickshaws too. One of the only ways to get into the heart of Baluran National Park is to use a motorbike taxi (Ojek).
The tuk tuks in Laos are a much bigger version than most in Asia.
I loved the tuk tuks in Dumaguete city; they were so funky.
Thailand has its version of a tuk tuk but the songtaew (public red truck) is also very popular in the city of Chiang Mai.
What’s your favourite form of transport?