Car owners in Myanmar try all manner of measures to prevent the basically inevitable dampness/mold from taking up residence in their taxis. Some have solved this problem unintentionally such as those who have replaced their front seats with lawn-chairs devoid of any stuffing to be drenched. For them, this cost-effective option brings collateral benefits of a fungi-free ride.
Seasoned taxi drivers know all too well what happens when something foam and fabric-filled becomes almost continuously doused in monsoon downpours for a season. Shutting the windows usually isn’t an option as the thermometer still hovers around mid-30’s celsius (mid-90’s F) during the day. Also, sometimes windows just plain don’t shut. This driver’s solution was laying vinyl linoleum down in an effort to keep the rain that entered in the window from being absorbed.