Forest bus offers leafy ride
WITH moss-covered seats and an explosion of lush plants and flowers throughout its interior the “forest bus” offers a fragrant, leafy ride for passengers used to crammed public transport in Taiwan’s capital.
The ordinary single-deck city bus has been converted into a travelling green house decorated with orchids, ginger lilies and a variety of ferns. It is running on a special route through Taipei, with stops including an art museum, a popular temple and a night market.
Florist Alfie Lin, who created the temporary installation, said he wanted to bring a touch of nature to commuters’ busy routines.
“I hope the public will feel that it’s a beautiful and interesting experience,” he said.
“They can smell the scent of summer on the bus and see the vibrant green plants to feel messages from nature.”
Reactions have been enthusiastic, with passengers queuing to board. – AFP