George Town Trishaw Riders

September 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

George Town is the capital city of Penang, Malaysia, located on an island. It is known for its beautiful cuisine at a very affordable price and it's heritage.  After my short visit to George Town, it has entered into my list of favourite cities. This town has been listed by UNESCO as world heritage site when you walk in the city, you are transported into a different world. These buildings on the streets are still in its original state. 

One of the interesting scenes around the old town is trishaw riders. It was a very popular means of transportation back in the good old days. These riders left their homelands to come here in search for a better life as it was almost impossible to make a living back home.  Some earned their living and moved on to a better job, some remained the same job for years. Now trishaws are mainly used by tourists who visit Penang as many would prefer to use taxis and buses. The industry is facing extinction there is no young blood to replace these ageing trishaw riders. So when you are in Penang next time, seek them out, enjoy the ride and tip them generously. 

Waiting for customersEarly morning, trishaw drier eating for potential customers

 

Trishaw driver on little laneTrishaw can literally go anyway Lunch breakTrishaw driver near Chew Jetty

Touring Penang on TrishawOne of the best way to see George Town

Catching up on the newsTrishaw driver taking a break on a hot day

Taking a break on a hot dayTaking a break on a hot dayThe weather in Penang can get very hot during the day.

Popular spot for trishaw driversPopular spot for trishaw driversWaiting for early birds tourist across a popular shop

Love to hear from your experience in Penang, leave your comments below. Thank you. 

 

 


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