2 July 2018

Tuk-Tuk Around the World

Modena MO, Italia

What is a Tuk-Tuk and How do We Call it

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The Tuk-Tuk, a three-wheel vehicle, probably a motorized development of the traditional hand-pulled rickshaw of the old times, is nowadays a common form of urban transport in many developing countries in the world. They are mostly used in big cities because they are best suited to narrows and crowded streets. Locally it is used to transport everything from crops to animals everywhere: it is a kind of donkey in modern times. In some countries, like Indonesia, they are present only in big cities but in most other countries, like Sri Lanka or the Philippines, they are seen also in small villages not only as taxies but also for family use.  Yes, we have noticed that they are licensed to operate as taxis and they are famously known as Tuk-Tuk by the tourists. Calling this way for convenience can be also accepted but ignoring the fact that each country has a proper name for it can’t be accepted anymore as it has become a big point of tourist attraction.  Here for you a list of ten countries and the way the locals use to call their Tuk-Tuk.  



1. Three Wheeler in Sri Lanka

2. Raksha in Sudan

3.  Baby Taxi in Bangladesh

4. Mototaxi in PerĂ¹

5.  Auto Rikshaw (or sometimes just Auto) in India

6.  Tricycle in the Philippines

7.  Trikyklo in Greece

8.  Rickshaw in Pakistan

9.  Tampo in Nepal

10.  Bajay in Indonesia


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