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 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.
Reactions have been enthusiastic, with passengers queueing to board and expressing hopes that it will become a permanent attraction in Taipei.
For now the toll-free bus is running on a week-long trial, and takes around 20 passengers.