Taiwan unveils world's first “forest bus” service in Taipei

07:39 PM | 27 May, 2017
Taiwan unveils world's first “forest bus” service in Taipei
TAIPEI - Taiwan has launched a plant filled bus service, enabling the passengers to sit on the grass while enjoying the ride around Taipei city.

The “forest bus” is themed as “a boy’s imaginary forest,” featuring the concept of integrating more green space into cities.

It is the very first of its kind, while plants were installed inside the No. 203 Kuang-Hua bus, which zips around the streets of Taipei, the Taiwan News reported.

Florist Alfie Lin and designer Xiao Qing-Yang converted the ordinary single-deck city bus into a travelling green house decorated with orchids, ginger lilies and a variety of ferns is running on a special route through Taipei, with stops including an art museum, a popular temple and a night market.

For now the toll-free bus is running on a week-long trial, ending Sunday, and takes around 20 passengers. It serves the route of bus No. 203 which departs on 9:30 a.m. from Tienmu and head to Xizhi, passing by Shi-dong Market, Taipei Tianmu Baseball Stadium, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Qingguang Market, Xingtian Temple, Raohe Street Night Market, Nankang Software Park.