Somewhere, in a land far far away, there lies a tiny little rock named Saipan in the western Pacific Ocean that takes way too many plane rides to get to and is crawling with pink cars everywhere.
Didn’t expect the pink car part, now did you?
What can I say? It’s a tourist thing.
I have frankly never seen so many pink cars in one place. Just take a look at this:
Seven pink cars all in front of me! I couldn’t believe it. And yet, I most certainly could believe it too because hey – it’s Saipan!
Just another day in paradise…
The picture above is from my drive to work the other day, and it doesn’t even include the three other pink cars that had already turned.
The tourists that visit this island cannot seem to get enough of them. The doors on these cars have also been modified to open up rather than out. Fancy, eh?
But before you think it’s all pink cars here, it’s important to note that sometimes… they’re yellow.
You’ll also see pink hummers:
And the most underrated Saipan car of all, in my opinion:
While I assume a big part of the allure is obviously to drive around the island in a fun and fashionable style, I gather their main purpose for these eccentric vehicle choices is – you guessed it – photo ops. It doesn’t matter where you go on the island, there is a photo shoot happening at every corner:
All joking aside, the island and those of us that live here would not be able to survive without tourism and as comical as the abundance of pink cars is, I’m glad to see the tourists enjoying our little slice of paradise.
Saipan and Tinian were recently hit by a Category 5 super typhoon that damaged and destroyed many businesses and homes. The airport was also severely damaged and no tourists were able to get in for almost a month.
So let me just say – tourists, we have never been happier to see the island swarmed again with these little pink cars. I may just have to rent one soon and join in the fun!
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Do you have any quirky rental cars like these on your island?