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The Rickhaw is Back On Ipoh Roads

The Rickhaw is Back On Ipoh Roads

August 30, 2016489Views

The Rickshaw, the three wheeled passenger cart that once traversed the streets of Ipoh will be back on Ipoh’s roads very soon.

At the soft launch to introduce the service last Sunday during Ipoh City Hall’s monthly Car Free Morning State Tourism Director Datuk Nolee Ashilin said beginning September 1 twenty of these rickshaw’s will provide a service to interested visitors and commuters.

Rickshaw's on Station Road (Jalan Dato Maharajalela) circa 1906. Pix from Ipoh World archive.
Rickshaw’s on Jalan Dato Maharajalela (Station Road) circa 1906. Pix from Ipoh World archive.

“The last known record of a rickshaw on Ipoh’s roads was in 2005. We are now re-introducing it as a new tourism product to provide tour services.

“The service is being operated by M-Bike located at the Kinta Riverwalk and they have come out with a map with twenty six stops consisting of places of interest and popular food spots.

“This is a positive service and it is anticipated to attract visitors throughout the week and more during weekends” said Nolee.

A check with Adam Chooi of M-Bike said that the service would operate daily from 8am till 9pm.

“The tours are mainly at the Old Town Heritage Trail area. Although the rickshaws are on the move we have four ‘Rickshaw Stations’ to pick up passengers.

“These Stops are at the Railway Station Square, at Ipoh Padang beside HSBC Bank, in front of Plan B and at the Kinta Heights flats”

M-Bike's Rickshaw map.
M-Bike’s Rickshaw map.

Chooi added that they had initiated “friendship partners” with ten hotels such as Syuen Hotel who would call them if their hotel guests needed a ride.

JAG

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