Philippines – Jeepney
A special feature in the cities are the Jeepney’s. The jeepney was once a jeep serving the American forces. He was saved from scrapping by the Filipinos and provided with wildly romantic pictures. Now Jeepney’s are the cheapest means of transportation in the Philippines.
Anyone who wants to know how the Jeepneys arise, squeezes himself best in such a poppy vehicle and can be driven to Las Piñas.
There, the vehicles of unwavering zest for life and landmarks of the country are built by hand. The jeepney can carry up to 20 passengers. It holds everywhere, where someone makes themselves noticeable for getting in or out.
The factory is well worth seeing. By hand, the individual Jeepneys are welded together and equipped with the few necessary details and then painted colorful with wild ornaments and figures, provided with small status symbols and finished the Jeepney.
The jeepneys are one of the most important transportation in the Philippines. Most are run by small business owners and families.