I have seen all sorts of different modes of transportation across Southeast Asia, but I have never seen anything quite so pimped out and colourful as these trishaws in Malacca (also Melaka), Malaysia.
I saw my first flashing trishaw when I stepped of a night time river cruise of Malacca. It was decked out in flowers, with a butterfly canopy and a big love heart on the front. Plus it was flashing NEON PINK!
You can find these trishaws all over Malacca, I’m not sure how much a ride costs but they take you on a sightseeing tour of the city and I’m sure you can haggle on the price. Naturally, kids seemed to LOVE them. If you want to take a ride in one of these colourful bicycle-powered vehicles, you can find them all lined up in front of Christ Church on the main square.
I’m informed they are known locally as “Disco on the Go!”
My trip to Malaysia was sponsored by Malaysia Airlines. All opinions are my own.