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Collection of Stock Photo Images relating to Alternative Transport found around the world with alternative meaning something quite out of the ordinary unlike the normal mode of transport which is used in most parts of the world and especially in developed countries. This Collection highlights some of the more unusual, odd or even bizarre types of transport found usually in less developed countries where economic wealth is more limited and alternatives and resourcefulness is the name of the game!
Calcutta Street Scene
Kolkata previously known as Calcutta is a interesting vibrant Indian City in West Bengal State of India. This street scene is a common occurrence in the city where food stalls line the streets and unusual forms of transport are to be seen in abundance.
Jeepney vehicles in the Philippines
Group of Filipino Jeepney’s lined up in Baguio City. The Jeepney is one of the many forms of public transport in the Philippines. Originally made from U.S. military jeeps left over from World War II and have become a symbol of Philippine culture, some vividly and colourfully decorated. When the … Read More
Rustic Versus Modern
Motorcycles in an Indonesian city add a splash of modernity and colour to this rustic lane which at one time would have been pedestrianised but with rapidly developing Indonesia and people having the wealth to spend money on modern motorcycles it is hard to stop them from getting everywhere!
Hand-Pulled Rickshaws Kolkata
One of the last bastions of hand-pulled rickshaws is the Indian city of Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta) where able bodied men transport people and their belongings over short distances for a very small fee. It is said that this rather alternative mode of transport was invented in Japan in the … Read More
Indian Hand Pulled Rickshaw
A hand pulled rickshaw‘s in the West Bengal city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), can still be seen to this today . A mode of human powered transport whereby a runner pulls a two wheeled cart which seats two or more people and anything else that can fit! A case of ‘everything but … Read More
Hand Pulled Rickshaw Kolkata
The hand pulled rickshaw still continues to this today in the West Bengal city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India. A mode of human powered transport whereby a runner pulls a two wheeled cart which seats two or more people and anything else that can fit in a busy place like … Read More
Malaysian Cycle Rickshaw
Malacca in Malaysia has been recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site since 2008. This status has obviously increased tourism activities catered for them. Cycle Rickshaws take visitors on a pleasant tour around the city to see the sights when they are asleep of course!
The Irrawaddy River (also known as the Ayeyarwady) in Myanmar is a river of considerable length running from north to south Burma and covering a length of 2,170km. It is a major commercial waterway and used for transporting goods to various towns and cities along its banks.