Much of the thrill of visiting Asian cities such as Bangkok comes from sampling their bustling street-life aboard the ubiquitous tuk tuk taxis, which boldly go where other more unwieldy vehicles grind to a standstill. Ever wondered what it might be like to sample Dublin's streets broad and narrow from the seat of this iconic transport?
Transported From Bangkok To Dublin
With a background in environment and heritage, archaeologist-turned-entrepreneur Thomas Carolan set up Tuk Tuk Dublin, this week's Kickstart Your Business feature, so that native Dubliners and visitors alike could explore the city's great and small outdoors from the best seats in town. Already, the distinctive electric vehicles are becoming a regular feature of the sight-seeing routes of old Dublin town.
Tech Tech Opportunities?
In particular, Gerard suggested that many of Tuk Tuk Dublin's target customers are likely to be found working for many of the tech companies (both global and start-up) that have a need to ferry colleagues and clients throughout the city. Imagine for a moment how much colour and buzz a Dublin Tuk Tuk might add to the delegate experience at an event such as Dublin's now-iconic Web Summit.
Your Take On Tuk Tuk Dublin?What else can Thomas and his team do to get the wheels of Tuk Tuk Dublin ticking over even faster? Listen back to Thomas on Kickstart Your Business and let us know what you suggest.
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