Friday, January 11, 2008

Trishaw in Chinatown

Another entry for my chinatown postings. One way of getting around chinatown is to ride in a trishaw.

During the olden times, the trishaw is a two wheeled transport manually pulled by a man in front, it is known as rickshaw. Mostly the rich can afford to sit a trishaw back then. The man pulled rickshaw operated from Jinrickshaw Station in Neil Road.


10 comments:

zakscloset said...

what a nice and luxurious treat. i think china town exists in every country. i can't think of one place that doesn't come with one...

Kitem said...

These trishawmen now know they are some precious stones from older times and take expensive fare for a short ride, however it is still fun to ride a trishaw.

J.C. said...

Trishaws are getting more and more popular these days as many environmental-friendly supporters/countries support the usage of fuel-free vehicles. I saw them in London and Prague recently. And more of the trishaws riders are young men! This came as a surprise as in Melaka where I came from, trishaws riders are associated with older men. The young men shy away from this job. However these days, trishaws riders in Melaka get a lot of income as tourists like to ride on trishaws.

alexander said...

Nice history. Thanks for the information. Good photos as well.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

quin[tarantino] said...

Hello, sorry I didn't drop by yesterday.
Nice photos.
Can I have a ride?

alicesg said...

Of course you can have a ride but you need to pedal your own trishaw...lol. But I am going to walk cause I am going to shop and walk and to walk and shop...hahaha

Lara said...

I know what you mean by walk and shop :))! great photos!

Jules said...

Hi Alicesg - I so love Singapore and riding in these is such a treat!!!

ro_pumpkin said...

never took a ride in one of those . i'd rather walk . but i saw a lot of funny moments related to trishaws and tourists .

Joy said...

I have visited Singapore so many times but I've never tried the trishaw.

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