Alex on Camel, Egypt
Butchers in Moshi, Tanzania
Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island
Summer Palace, China
Dorota on Brighton Beach

Bamboo Scaffholding

Bamboo Scaffholding - feature photo

There has always been something to amaze me when travelling in Asia. Perhaps one that I feel is the craziest, is the bamboo scaffolding used instead of steel. I’m sure that it works well considering I’ve now seen this used over 20 floors high, but would you dare climb it?

I’m still not sure why it is still used. I understand it’s lighter so transporting it around is obviously easier and of course cheaper than steel and alloy alternatives, but it is nowhere near as safe. Are employees worth that little or is it just good old tradition which has carried these risks in to the 21st century?