In some parts of the world, traveling can be very hard. This is especially true for most of the developing countries, where overcrowded public transit systems are an enormous dilemma.
However, people have come up with ingenious ways to deal with these transportation problem. Their methods are so unusual, it has almost become an art form in places like Africa and Asia.
Below, you will witness the clever ways people handle overcrowding in trains, boats, buses, and more.
During a nationwide strike on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, a boat is overloaded with mostly garment workers.
Check out this photo in Shanghai of 2008, flooded by commuters with mopeds, bicycles, and electric bikes.
Taipei’s rush hour in 2009.
Buses overloaded with people and items in India.
A blissfully overcrowded bus in Pakistan.
Scores of Bikes, cycle rickshaw, and auto rickshaws in Dhaka Bangladesh, 1999.
Natives riding a motorcycle car in 2006.
The Jeepney, Philippine’s public transportation on a dusty road.
Trains of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India
Japan’s railway stations during the rush hours and their oshiyas (pushers)
Millions of bikes and scooters in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A motorized tricycle is carrying the whole family in Manila, Philippines
A Jeep in Bagan, Burma, containing 25 to 30 people.
It’s amazing how these people face the dangers and hassles of commuting in an overcrowded vehicle. What’s even more incredible is how they managed to squeeze everybody in. Just wow!
Here is another article on overcrowded commute: Typical Train Scenes in India