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Trishaw of Penang


The cycle rickshaw is a small-scale local means of transport; it is also known by a variety of other names such as bike taxivelotaxipedicabbikecabcyclobecabecaktrisikadtricycle taxi, or trishaw.

As opposed to rickshaws pulled by a person on foot, cycle rickshaws are human-powered by pedaling. Another type of rickshaw is the auto rickshaw.

They are a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers on a for-hire basis.

Trishaw of Penang



beca from Parit Jawa, Muar, Johor, at the Muzium Negara

In Malaysia, pedestrian-pulled rickshaws were gradually replaced by cycle rickshaws (beca in Malay). Cycle rickshaws were ubiquitous up to the 1970s in cities. Since then, rapid urbanization has increased demand for more efficient public transport, resulting in dwindling cycle rickshaw numbers. Today, cycle rickshaws are operated mostly as a tourist attraction, with small numbers operating in MalaccaPenangKelantan and Terengganu

Posted January 24, 2019 by lspeng1951 in Canon, Photography, Street Photography, Transportation

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Trishaw of George Town, Penang   Leave a comment

Trishaw of George Town, Penang

Trishaw of George Town, Penang at Ah Quee Street.

Papa is the photographer   3 comments

Papa is the photographer

Papa is the photographer

Papa is the photographer

Street Photography in George Town, Penang   3 comments

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Today, Sunday, 7 October, 2012 was the day that EOS DSLR Club organized a short Street Photography Competition for Canon DSLR users from 9.00 am till the announcement of results at 12.00 noon at Byran’s Cafe, Upper Penang Road. As we were quite free with extra time in our hand, Bertrand and myself decided to join in the fun as only prime lens of below 50 mm were allowed. Come to think of it, I have only two 50 mm prime lens -an economical plastic 50 mm Canon lens and my trusted Macro Canon 50mm lens. Armed with these necessary “ammunitions”, we are ready for the challenge. We registered at Byran’s Cafe at 9.00 am and each was given a Photo & You Magazine worth RM 20.00 as I had bought the same edition a few weeks back. There were roughly 30 photographers present and we sensed the keen enthusiasm amongst the photographers. At 9.30 am the photographers were told to report back at the Cafe at 11.00 am and the theme was ” Street Photography “. Simple enough theme but with many compositions that be called ” Street Photography ” but the catch here was the use of only prime lens of 50 mm and below. Weather was cloudy and so as expected, myself and Michael Chuan were caught in the heavy downpour at Sky Hotel, Chulia Street. We did several shots of the raining scene but as usual rain drops were difficult to capture in essence. Later, we submitted our only photo entry but we are not good enough to win the prizes of book on Canon Lens Catalogue. However, we are quite impressed by modernistic and unconventional composition of the photos of the younger generation of photographers. It was quite refreshing and innovative from our usual stereo-typed photos. Keep it up, guys. Well, it was quite a good half-day spent though I was knocked off by fever and headache for the rest of the day.

SP Lim

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. — Isaac Asimov

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