Bangka Of The Philippines

The bangka is a widely used means of water transportation in the Philippines.

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In English, it is called the outrigger canoe. Lateral support floats known as outriggers are fastened to a side or both sides of the canoe’s main hull.

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The Philippine bangka are often fitted with petrol engines. They are used as fishing boats and visitors get to experience what it is like to ride a bangka when island hopping in closely clustered small islands.

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I love bangka rides. It is one of the most fun experiences one could have when in the Philippines.
Very recently, a Category 4 typhoon hit the Philippine Islands. The death toll is high and the devastation is severe. I’m praying for you, Philippines.

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