Bemo transport in Kupang 1



Bemo 1

Originally uploaded by about indo

The journal Inside Indonesia has a photo essay on bemos (privately owned mini busses) in Kupang, West Timor. http://insideindonesia.org/content/view/1228/47/1/0/
Main points from the essay are that the windscreens of the bemos are covered with stickers to attract passengers at the expense of visibility. It seems that passengers select their rides on the basis of how well decorated the bemo, how young and sexy the driver (over 20 is over the hill) and how loud the music.
The article was a bit ambiguous about who actually pays for the stickers. Apart from that, an interesting feature about a remote island.

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