Thursday, 22 January 2009

Immigrants In Colonial Malaya and Borneo: a pictorial account (6)

Rickshaw: the human powered transport

Talking about rickshaw coolies in British Malaya led me to thinking about this popular transport in the late 18th and early 19th century in other parts of the world. Japan is credited with its invention known as 'jinrikisha'.

The Japanese rickshaw


The rickshaw in Singapore


Rickshaws in China


A convoy of rickshaws in Vietnam


A rickshaw transporting the memsahib in India


A rickshaw in South Africa


The modern rickshaw, now known as tri-shaw in the tourist state of Melaka



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