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This is a type of bus commonly found in Burma, body is part steel plates and part wooden. Wooden windows too and no power steering, no power brake and like Willy Jeeps, this bus has three speeds manual transmission. Some have gear sticks still hold with woods, brake oil mixed with something and with 100-120 horsepower this would have been powerful in the war years but good enough for running in Burma tough roads. The engines are actually from WWII remnants such as this refurbished Chevrolet truck.

To think that this chassis is some 60 years old, is just a prove that things made over 50 years ago was made to last! I love taking this bus, a truly life time experience for me and it's wonderful to be able to hear a 'powerful' petrol engine working, eco-friendly air conditioning -wind from out side- and the roller coaster rides around town are the best. You will also get an experience of drivers racing over each other for getting passengers.

Shot taken at Merchant Road in the city centre during afternoon rush hour and this monster is all set in the race, using CNG!

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