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Monday, August 26, 2013

Travel Photo: Penang’s Trishaw

Penang is the food capital of Malaysia, but it is also equally well known for its colonial history and the UNESCO world heritage site of George town, which sits on one corner of this island. The bulk of tourists coming to Penang visit George town and its historic buildings that are situated in a fairly small area. While, it is easy to explore all of these attractions by foot, the true charm of Penang’s Georgetown can be felt while exploring these sights on a trishaw, an icon of Penang’s culture.

Tri Shaw on the streets of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Whether you are a family, a couple or even a solo traveler, the trishaw gives you a special experience. There are a lot of positive effects to using the trishaw too. The air and noise pollution levels in the UNESCO World Heritage area comes down and this will ensure that the historic buildings last longer. Also, it allows the poor community of hard working trishaw drivers to make a decent living out of ferrying tourists. These trishaw drivers are pretty knowledgeable and double up as tourist guides. The next time you are in Penang’s Georgetown and looking to explore the UNESCO World heritage area, do remember to take a ride on the trishaw.



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