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26 November 2011 / leggypeggy

Ladies—your carriages await

Could we have a little more pink please?

It was interesting to see that major cities in Malaysia and Indonesia provide special rail carriages for women only. These are on the city commuter lines, not the long-distance ones. The carriages are colourfully painted and there is no question that they are for women. Signs indicate that women with children (boys and/or girls) may sit in these carriages, but couples cannot.

I noticed that these carriages are usually placed either at the front or the back of the train—probably so they are easy to spot. The carriages seem to be well used. One day, I even saw a couple of stationery ones being occupied by a group of school boys. I got a picture of two of them, but they hid their faces when they noticed my camera.

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