Sampan is obstruction wooden boat that has a relatively flat ground, with a size of about 3.5 to 4.5 meters which is used as a means of transport streams and lakes or fishing. Canoe can carry passengers 2-8 people, depending on the size of the boat. Sampan sometimes have a small roof and can be used as a permanent residence in the waters near the shore. Sampan is usually not used to sail away from the mainland because of the type of boat does not have the equipment to deal with bad weather.
This word is used to refer to the design of this boat, which consists of a flat base (made from a plank), two other planks mounted on both sides.
Sampan driven with a pole, paddles or motors can also be fitted on the back.