THE PHILIPPINE JEEPNEY

In a country where the average person earns little more than a dollar a day, public transport has to be cheap. The Jeepney certainly fits the bill. A journey of five kilometres (3.12 miles) costs just five cents In the 1930s, most transport in the Philippines was four-legged. But the second world war changed all that. When the guns finally fell silent, a mass of war surplus littered the country in particular, thousands of American jeeps in various states of repair, as well as a glut of cheap parts. The first primitive Jeepney was pieced together from cannibalised U.S. war surplus in 1946.

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